Janie Crow Fields of Gold Blanket

I finally finished my Fields of Gold Blanket (Janie Crow Design – kit available from Deramores).

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I had started another of Janie’s lovely kits but found it a little daunting with every block motif being worked in different colours. Being a little out of practice I am not the most confident with crochet and I was finding it just a bit too much. We are supposed to enjoy our creative process right?

On finding this pattern I could see that it would be much simpler as there are lots of repeat motifs. I figured that working on this one would help build my confidence and ability to cope with the more complex design. I now feel more able to tackle it and am off to get restarted. Yay – love her designs.


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I simply love it. It is great for taking out & about while meeting friends outdoors – as a blanket to sit on or as a wrap up in the evening when it gets a little chilly. It’s like a ‘ray of sunshine’ and makes me feel so happy.

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Hoping that you are all keeping well and coping during these tricky and difficult times.

Best wishes, Anne x.

Special birthday cards using stamps and dies from Sheena Douglass

Good morning. Sharing a couple of cards created for a friends special birthday.


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A friend commissioned me to make this one. She remembered so well the little boy (now 70) that used to call around to play with her sons when they were all young boys.

I used the Fields of Gold stamp set from Sheena Douglass and cut out the fence using the matching die (Original Perfect Partners die set). The leafy stamp in the background is from the Take it or Leaf it stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. The foliage was cut with Sizzix dies (Tim Holtz set). Size 8 X 8 inch.


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He really loves his allotment so I made this one for him (12 X 4 inch). I used various stamps and dies from the Sheena Douglass Home Life Collection. The smaller pots and lavender  were created with Spellbinders dies (Lavender die set).