Most of the club will make place in our Facebook group and all are welcome! You can find it here The Tuesday Afternoon Club.
For those that don't have Facebook we will also meet here once a fortnight to share what we achieved, ideas, packaging, patterns etc.
For those with both Facebook and the blog you will get bonus ideas here fortnightly!
The club is working for me. I have been doing so much thinking of Tuesday as my deadline! And the ideas and work we have seen so far are amazing. I now have a list projects I certainly never thought of on my own, from soaps with little birds on the top to rhubarb sparkling wine! I hardly know what to do first!
Today first we have Tanya. She is off to a wonderful start.
She personalised pillowcases...
Made beautiful cards...
Trimmed baby singlets...
Look at the farm themed cards! I love these with the tractor and the gingham. My son in law is tractor crazy so this is such a good idea. And Tanya lives in the outback of Australia so now doubt she has farmer friends!
This was a special gift with a lot of work with embroidered details and names...
And the blanket was a beautiful warm gift.
Tanya your gift cupboard and your card supply are both going so well. Everything is beautiful.
Tanya has eight children and she does all this!
Kelley created a dress for her little Granddaughter.
She used a $3 strapless dress for part of the material.
From today and other Show and Tell posts Kelley has shown the use of reclaimed fabric. She has used clothes, old doilies and bed linen to make her exquisite dresses and baby clothes. This is such a good idea. Children's clothes, purses and many crafts only require small amounts of material. And material is expensive. So this is a way to make things very inexpensively.
Marilyn is making cosmetic purses. She found this is great for using up fabric remnants and they are so useful and make wonderful gifts. She followed a You Tube tutorial called So Sew Easy Cosmetic Bag. Of course they could be used for so many things as well as cosmetics and organise your handbag as well!
Clare and her sister made Clare's little girl a sheep themed birthday cake as she is mad keen on sheep! I think they were very inventive and came up with a cake that was an absolute hit!!
Cookie has been making an array of stunning cards.
Cookie uses all kinds of ideas and we have seen handprinted cards in the past. I was lucky enough to get one in the mail!
One to the things I worked on this week was crochet edgings.
These are lovely soft little wash cloths made from two layers of muslin.
I found these on eBay. I am showing the packet to help you find them, more than one seller has them. They are gorgeous and super soft. Suitable for babies or for makeup removal etc. They work out at 39c each. (They come in packs of 10) Last year I worked little grub roses in the corners of some. This time I can working a crochet edge on them. I am planning to make beauty products and essential oils gifts so think these will all go together nicely.
My Mum made me wash cloths and hand towels for my Birthday. She did some in knitting and some in crochet. I like the different textures...
Thank you everyone who has participated here, over on the FB group or both! Come over to the Club page and share today what you have made, what you are working on, even what materials you have and ask for suggestions! If you have always wanted to learn a skill or try something out now is the time! xxx