Sunday, 12 November 2017

Handmade Monday #51

Hi and welcome to another Handmade Monday link up. 
Handmade Monday is our weekly craft link up, a chance to share our makes, bakes and other handmade craft ideas and find some new inspiration.

Have you had a good week? This is the first Remembrance Sunday in over 15 years that we've not got up early to drop at least one of the kids to a beavers, cubs or scouts Remembrance Day parade or memorial. They have all left scouts now - end of an era! 
I took this photo way back in the summer when the road side wild flower planting was at it's best. Poppies really are a beautiful flower aren't they? 

Now let's look at the features from last weeks Handmade Monday:
Jo from Three Stories High shared a lovely poncho she made by adapting an old pattern. I think ponchos are always in style, don't you? 

Claire from Pillar Box Blue has made a lovely paper envelope advent calendar. They put a little chocolate treat and a cheesy joke in the envelopes each day - what do you put in your advent calendars?

Paper Seedlings shared with us an effective technique to make glossy card look like linen. It's such a lovely effect and I love the way that Linda showed us all her attempts including the ones that didn't work so well.

Congratulations to you all, here is a "Yay! I was featured" button for your blog.

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

Handmade Monday is all about building a craft community, so please take a few minutes to visit some of the other links, leave a comment, and maybe share your favourites on the social media of your choice if you can.

Come and pin with me!!! We have a Handmade Monday group Pinterest board and you are welcome to pin your projects there too. Follow me and the board then send me a request letting me know the email address you use for Pinterest. 

The rules for Handmade Monday are simple:
  • Did you make it? Yes - hooray, we'd love to see it!
  • Add the link to a specific blog post, not your main site URL.
  • Link up to 3 posts each week.
  • Mingle - visit some of the other links - comment - sharelet's support one another and grow our craft community.
If you're not sure on anything, more information can be found here.

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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.


  1. Thank you Julie for your 51st Handmade Monday.

    1. Thanks for joining us Joy, I can't believe it will be 52 next week and I've been doing this for a whole year!

  2. Aw, thank you so so much for featuring my Faux Linen Technique Father Christmas. I appreciate that you even took notice of my flops as well as my final success! Thanks again! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

    1. My pleasure Linda, I love to see what doesn't work as well as what does, it is so helpful :-)

  3. Thank you for hosting all this inspiration. Enjoy your week!

  4. Thank you for hosting, your oaty biscuits look delicious!

  5. Lots of inspirations <3. I love the poncho and the color is so pretty. Yes, poncho is always in fashion.

  6. A great party. Jo looks adorable in that poncho.


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