28 May 2011

Being brave and jumping in!

So.... How to start!  I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about this for months.  The family are fed up to the eye teeth with me banging on about starting a blog and so now I've knuckled under and got going, but as I said - how to start.
I love crafts - all crafts - and have been making things ever since I could hold a pencil and a pair of scissors.  My Great Aunty, bless her, took me in hand when I was a tot and showed me how to crochet and knit and since then, I've never looked back, hence my name Knitting Nanna.  But I'm also addicted to papercraft.  Card making, box making, toy making, origami - anything I can do with paper, card and a bit of glue.  My house is full - absolutely bulging - with every craft material imaginable and machines to work with them. The family are used to me saying 'I'll just pop and get this done - it won't take a second' and then being gone for hours, sometimes days!
Over the years people have often said 'How do you make that' or ' Where can I get the bits to make so and so' or just plain 'Help! it's all gone wrong, how can I fix it?' so hopefully this blog will give me a chance to share some of my craftmaking ideas, where to find things in England, as you invariably find that the makings can only be purchased in America, and how to get out of some tight crafty situations!
Right - I've started.  BIG SIGH!!!  Not so bad after all.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sheila - I've just read your comment on one of my cards on my blog and wanted to answer your question. As you know the craft robo is very fussy about the weight of card it will easily cut and prefers smooth card which is not too fibrous. For my card bases I use a 230 gsm weight and I probably would have to do a double cut depending on the sharpness of my blade and the complexity of the design. For the mats and backing sheets I use conqueror concept 160 gsm which cuts like a dream. Both lots of card are white, but I do put a colour wash on them with my printer which works well. I'm glad you like my work and thank you for your kind comments.
    Kindest regards
    Sylvia x


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