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Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release BlogHop + Giveaway

Hello lovely friends- it’s time for something new…and totally new; Altenew are now doing FABRIC!! A big welcome if you’ve arrived from the lovely Terri Koszler’s blog. If you want to start at the beginning- please visit the Altenew Card Blog and then you can hop around everyone’s wonderful blogs.

( All the following links are Affiliate onesthankyou!)

Altenew do so many different types of products but fabric is a first for them. However- it’ll come as no surprise that their signature beautiful designs are in evidence in this special Fat Quarter pack. If you’re wondering what a Fat Quarter is, it’s simply a Yard cut into 4- so each ‘quarter’ measures around 18”x 22” and there are SO many things you can make with them. These are beautiful cotton fabrics- so there’s tonnes you can make with them.

Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Fat Quarter Collection

This collection is called Dreamy Bouquet and as I appreciate that not everyone sews ( or wants to sew) I’ve created a ‘no-sew’, ‘low-sew’ and ‘sew’ set of projects; hopefully catering for everyone. For those of you who simply want to stroke the fabric…of course you can do that too 😂.

The sew one first…

A really simple drawstring shape- but I’ve cut out small squares…

Sewed them back together again and then made a drawstring pouch.

I love how it shows all the different patterns off in one go! But maybe sewing isn’t really a passion of yours but you don’t mind doing a little? Here’s the second one incorporating a little hand sewing.

You can die cut fabric- particularly easily when you add an interfacing to it…which is simply an iron on ‘stiffener’. I use Vlieseline interfacings and it also means that the circles won’t fray after you’ve die cut them. Such a simple design and using the ‘Hello & Hugs’ die set too. I just added a few hand sewn running stitches around 2 circles to give it a little more texture. Before I show you the third project, I’ll tell you about the…


There is $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2022.

For my ‘no-sew’ project- it’s just using strips of the fabric, mounted onto card and used as a textural background.

Don’t worry about any stray really adds to the character of the card. Just trim out pieces of fabric similar widths, overlap them and adhere them to a piece of cardstock. You can use thin amounts of fabric glue, double sided tape or a piece of adhesive sheet. Then die cut a circle from white and blue card, layer them together and mount onto the fabric piece using foam pads.

I’ve used the Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die set but in pink to tie the colours together- but the card was made pretty quickly.

I hope this has given you a taster of what you might do with this beautiful Dreamy Bouquet Fat Quarter Collection– but don’t hang around, I can’t see it hanging around in store for long!

Before I go, I’ve added the list of everyone taking part, but the next person on the hop is the wonderful Norine Borys.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the fabric in different ways, and I know you’ll love trying it out too! Thanks for visiting me today,

Keren x

(The whole blog hop is here below in case you get lost!)

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa


Michelle Short

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jaycee Gaspar

Arjita Singh 

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Keren Baker– you are here!

Norine Borys

Nichol Spohr

Linda Westfall

Jenny Colacicco

Colleen Balija

Nandini Karmarkar

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Erum Tasneem

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Nenette S. Madero

Teresa Litchfield

February 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm 25 comments

Dotty Fabric Card & Farms!

I’ve been sorting out my fabric pile and making bags again. My Etsy shop will be updated soon when I can get some decent light to take pictures of the bags. I’ll also be selling many of my cards, so I’ll let you know when they’re posted. Back to the card- because I was doing a clear out- I dug out some little pieces of fabric and decided to create some cards with them. I simply ironed some fusible interfacing onto some spare fabric and cut the flower and leaves out. Once you’ve used the interfacing, the fabric is really easy to cut and won’t fray. I then used a dotted stamp to add some detail in pink. The blue dotted paper was made more exciting bu punching out circles and adding a backing coloured piece behind so the colour showed through. I sewed a long stitch through some light yellow and gathered it together to create the mini flower. The heart button is a set from Cath Kidston. The sentiment is from SU! along with the rhinestones. I’m still using up bits of papers from K & Co & LittleYellow Bicycle.  It really is an ode to dots!

Speaking of dots, I got a lovely email from  lady called Sue who wanted to show me what she’d created after seeing some of my recent cards. I love getting feedback so I thought I’d show you one of the pictures she’d sent me of some of her lovely cards!

She created her definition paper herself on her computer. I love that we can all be inspired by each other! Thanks for sending those pics Sue!

I’ve been staying in again this week. Out of the two germ ridden kids, one of their schools said they didn’t want to see them in school until all their symptoms were gone. As this could be 7-10 days she’s stuck at home- although she’s perfectly happy and not at all ill! Such a shame they couldn’t all be infectious and I could have avoided the school run for a whole week!  Last week I did venture out to a farm with Will. One of the challenges with having a large number  of kids is that it doesn’t leave much time to do fun things as there is so much other stuff to do. I decided to go and visit a farm with Will who is really easily pleased. He really delighted in taking charge and being the ‘leader’ on a walk and then we paid for some animal food so he could feed the chickens or ducks. He was somewhat freaked out by one of the cockerels who headed towards us like an Exocet missile. Once he realised that the cockerel only wanted the brown bag, and I looked after it, he happily threw a handful of feed at the rooster and ran in the opposite direction!

I was a little peturbed by his choosing process- he decided who got fed and when. We walked past some pretty little Bantam hens, and I asked whether he was going to throw them a handful. ‘No’ he said. I asked why , particularly as ‘they look really hungry’. ‘Nope’ he replied, ‘because they’re ugly’! Fortunately he’s not in charge of feeding our family or I wonder whether I’d ever get fed!

Need to go; see you when I’ve made some fabric hearts.. x



February 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm 3 comments

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