a twisted card and a knitted hat

Today I made a birthday card for a friend, which I based on the current card sketch at Twisted Sketches:

I wasn’t too sure about the sketch at first, but then I saw what Lisa had done with it: taking off a few squares so she only had three (see her card here). I thought yeah, cool, I’ll do that, but as usual the project progressed in it’s own way, and I ended up using 5 square-ish shapes and a handmade fabric flower (click the photo to see it larger):

The twist is ‘frame’ so I doodled a border around the scalloped section to ‘frame’ the sentiment. I rummaged through my stash hoping a butterfly punch would have appeared since last time I looked, but none had, so I punched a little sunshine instead. And I quite like it, it’s summery!

While I was making this, my daughter was being crafty too, by decorating my floor with teeny tiny bits of paper:

Which of course she didn’t want to clear up!

The knitted hat in the post title refers to one which the fabulous Sian knitted for my daughter. You can see a post of Sian’s about these hats here. I loved the post because I love the hats, and because I love the book Swallows and Amazons. Anyway, her hats may be worn by The Small One and a cousin, but here’s the latest, girliest version:

My little miss demanded her ‘orange’ hat before we left for this walk, so it’s a hit! Thanks Sian! And by the way, the skies may look blue and beatiful in the photos, but now, an hour and a half later, the black clouds are rolling in and the wind is blustering through my window. It feels like a Never Ending Story kind of night. Here’s a trailer for those who don’t know what I’m talking about, and for those who do, but want to be nostalgic!

My favourite movie of all time! xx

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