It was my sister's birthday, so I made her a card using hydrangea stamps and the large image in the centre is embossed and watercoloured too. One of the great things about stamps is that you can decorate the envelope too.
I have plans to create some cards with positive sentiments to have on my wall at work, so they will be the next project.
In other news, you may remember that I was going to make the tunic dresses featured above. I made a toile first as I knew that the shoulders would probably need altering. I had also read on other blogs that the pattern on the left was not designed for curvy figures and the ties were too high up and hit a fuller bust in the wrong place. Armed with this knowledge, I brought them down to waist level. I also thought the pockets were a bit too big, so used a pocket from another pattern. So, I worked away, making the necessary alternations as I went and happily sewing. Here's the finished product.
So, what could I do? Well, I could donate it, or alter it again. I measured it against the tunic dress pattern I have made before and it would work, so I unpicked it all and have started re-making it. I will post a photo once I have finished. So, lesson learned - some styles just don't suit me, so I should stick to the things which do. I am going to make the other pattern up next though and I have made a toile and tried it on. It's a simple shape with a tie belt and I think it will work nicely - let's hope it does...