Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Vintage Jumble Sale

Saturday 5th March, Vintage Jumble Sale, Rangeworthy, S Glos.

This is where my DH and I went to have a browse and see if I could find any bits and pieces for sewing.

This is what I bought.

A mixed bag of fabrics, including, gingham, patchwork fabrics, flowers etc.


This whole pile was in 1 mixed bag that cost £8.


It even had some vintage strawberry fabric.

I have plans, I fancy having a go at sewing pictures using little scraps of printed fabrics. I also bought a box of buttons too. A girl can never have too many buttons.

The same people that ran the Jumble Sale run a Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury. The next one is on 9th April. Unfortunately I can't go but for a very good reason, I will be running a children's sewing party for a soon to be 10yr old and her friends.

Here you can find some lovely photos from the Jumble Sale on The Washerwomen blog.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Cuttlebug Sandwich Recipes

I have a Cuttlebug, which is a little manual die cutting machine. I have several makes of die I can use in my Cuttlebug and I decided it was time to see what these dies could cut and to record the sandwich required for a clean cut. A sandwich in this case is the layering of plates, shims, dies and material to be cut, not one made from bread and butter!


I tested:
Paper
Bazzil cardstock
Felt
Cotton material
Shrink plastic
Grunge paper

I used combinations of different plates, A, B or C, a piece of thickish card, ordinary printer paper with a die and the material being tested. The paper might be in 1, 2, 3 or 4 thicknesses. The figure in brackets is the suggested number of runs through the Cuttlebug. The first plate down is first in the list.

Quickutz Die
Sandwiches for Quickutz die
Paper - A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, C, die, bazzil, B
Felt - A, C, die, felt, B
Cotton - A, C, card, die, cotton, 2 paper, B
Shrink plastic - A, C, die, plastic, B (4x)
Grunge paper - A, 2 paper, C, die, grunge, B (4x)

Cuttlebug Die
Sandwiches for Cuttlebug die
Paper - A, B, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, B, die, bazzil, B
Felt - A, B, die, felt, B
Cotton - A, B, card, die, cotton, B paper on cotton may protect B
Shrink plastic - A, B, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper - A, B, die, grunge, B

Marianne Die
Sandwiches for Marianne die
Paper - A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, C, die, bazzil, B (2x)
Felt - A, C, die, felt, B Thin bits are fragile
Cotton - A, C, card, die, cotton, 4 paper, B (2/3x) May need a snip
Shrink plastic - A, C, die, plastic, 4 paper, B (4x) Tricky to get out, needed a snip
Grunge paper - A, C, die, grunge, B

Spellbinders Die
Sandwiches for Spellbinders die
Paper - A, C, die, paper, B
Bazzil - A, C, die, bazzil, B
Felt - A, C, die, felt, 2 paper, B
Cotton - A, C, card, die, cotton, 2 paper, B (2x)
Shrink plastic - A, C, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper - A, C, die, grunge, B (2/3x)

BIGZ Die
Sandwiches for BIGZ die
Paper - B, die, paper, B
Bazzil - B, die, bazzil, B
Felt - B, die, felt, B
Cotton - B, die, cotton, B (2x) May need 2 paper on cotton
Shrink plastic - B, die, plastic, B
Grunge paper - B, die, grunge, B

These were the setting that worked for my particular Cuttlebug, be aware that other Cuttlebugs may be different and require slight alterations to the sandwich. I don't know about sandwich but it is definitely time for cake.