Lavinia Challenge Blog Number 3 - Add Something Pink

Hi - huge thanks to everyone who entered last month's challenge, loads of smashing entries! Well done to the winner, I know you'll have fun picking out £40 worth of goodies from the Lavinia web shop. Hope you'll all have a go this month where our theme is Add Something Pink - remember you don't need to blog, just email your entry in via the link on the website or click here - couldn't be easier!

This month I thought I'd try Lavinia's super fabric images, yes that's right you can get Lavinia designs to print out on your own printer onto special fabric sheets and add them to your sewing projects! Here's my first go made using one of the lovely images available.......
I am no professional sewer but I have been sewing for some years as me Mam taught me to sew, along with knitting, crochet - all the basic crafts. So simple to use, I've done some quick tutorials  which I've posted separately - click on the Tutorials label in the list of labels at the top of my blog if you want to take a look.

My other entry in this month's  DT  is a tag I made using Lavinia Stamps - Dandelion  ( great value with 3 stamps in the set) and Hop, Skip and Jump, such a sweet image. I also used a Sweet Poppy Stencil  - Agapanthus (designed by Lavinia) and  a Memory Box Die - Chesapeake Scrollwork. First step was to stamp the dandelions and I used Slate and Wild Plum Adirondack inks on a Maja Design paper. Then I did the stencil using white stencil paste and a vibrant pink glitter. That had to be left to dry so I got on with the fairy image, stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with my pens. I then cut it out and added a bit of Glamour Dust to her wings. When the stencil paste was dry I added Glamour Dust to the dandelions, matted and layered everything up and added a few flowers and some ribbon - et voila!

Two very different projects this month which I hope might wet your appetite to have a go.

Stamps from Lavinia Stamps; Stencil and paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils; Downloadable image for fabric, and Cotton Fabric Printing Sheets from Lavinia Stamps.

Have a fab March (spring is nearly here - hurrah!) and thank you so much for looking and following - can't wait to see your makes ..........I'm off to see if you can use Spellbinders with the fabric - next project here I come, watch this space!!


  1. Hi. Hellen, I adore your little apron, so clever, your tag is gorgeous too, xx Zoe xx

  2. Beautiful pinny Hellen, lovely to see a different project! Your tag is gorgeous too. :) xx

  3. Great sewing project...thanks for the tutorial too!
    and the tag is very nice

  4. Absolutely BLOOMING beautiful... thank you so much, Hellen, for all the work that went into making this stunner... and blogging the tutorial !
    E xxx

  5. Very beautiful and very clever Hellen, love them both! Kx

  6. You are so clever Hellen, but then you would be......being a Sunderland lass! haha Love the tag and adore the little apron, or pinny as we should say ;) both fab xxx

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