I was making some ATCs to swap with friends next month and made too many - so I put a couple on ebay and here they are:
Saturday, 29 April 2006
Wednesday, 26 April 2006
Sunday, 23 April 2006
Today has been a taste of summer - absolutely glorious and no chilly breeze - bought some bedding plants, a potato masher (has anyone noticed how difficult it is to find the shape we've become accustomed to - they're all right angle ones!!), some art supplies and a table lamp (to replace the one that fell onto the floor whilst hoovering - that should be a lesson to me LOL).
I've been making some ATCs and I just can't resist stitching them somewhere - anyway they're on ebay and here they are:
Monday, 17 April 2006
My mother celebrates her 91st at the beginning of May and is coming to stay for a few days. She always says she has everything she could ever need and not to get her a present - as if!! So I decided to make her a little fabric fancy - part quilted and adorned with lace, mother-of-pearl shells and beads and sequins in pink and white. Here it is:
Saturday, 15 April 2006
Friday, 14 April 2006
I've had a lovely day, sewing to my heart's content and making a bit of a thready mess. I also tidied my 'playroom' as there was nowhere left to walk without danger LOL. So I've got a couple of things that I want to list on ebay -- and I'll post them later.
I can remember when Good Friday was a day of fasting and NO meat. I've meandered a long way away from all that, and the good thing is "no guilt" - had chicken for tea! And I didn't give anything up for Lent..........
Thursday, 13 April 2006
I surprised myself by really enjoying the hand stitching on this piece. And I am choosing fabrics out of my usual colour scheme, and I think it has worked quite well. I've listed the quiltie on ebay here, it reads "You don't need anyone but yourself".
I was asked, along with many others, to make a condolence ATC for a member of a Yahoo group whose 40 year-old son died suddenly - so very sad. It wasn't an easy task.
Tuesday, 11 April 2006
I've just finished a spread for a collaborative journal RR - I read an aticle in the new Cloth Paper Scissors which led me to try out a different kind of background and it is better than anything I've done before. I've overcome my fear of ruining my rubber stamps by dipping them in acrylics - what do you think of it??
Sunday, 9 April 2006
As I have left my new sewing machine up and raring to go, I decided to make some fabric ATCs. This is the first time I've made ATCs totally from fabric and I even hand-stitched the images. I always thought that that was a long job, but actually it's not and I enjoyed doing them. They're here on ebay. I've got the bug now!!
Saturday, 8 April 2006
I have a passion for house-shapes and ages ago made one out of fabric - liked it but didn't know what to do with it. Anyway, I started messing around with it and it's ended up as a wallhanging. It was fun to make and could be the first of many! I couldn't fit it all in the scanner, it has a satin loop for hanging, I've put it on ebay today here.
Thursday, 6 April 2006
I was lucky last night at the Embroiderers' Guild meeting to find a bag full of old real lace, some silk fabrics and lovely bits and pieces -- and bulging bags of beautiful bugle beads. For anyone out there familiar with dyeing, some of the lace is milky coffee coloured and I'm wondering if I dye it, will it just turn a muddy colour?? Thanks for any hints.
Tuesday, 4 April 2006
I've started loading photos here as I intend to cancel my Picturetrail when the current subscription expires. Still got more to do, but it's a start. We've had a glorious sunny day in Edinburgh (although a bit cold still) and the house has been filled with sunlight. And the garden is starting to burst into various shades of green - just beautiful.
Monday, 3 April 2006
Sunday, 2 April 2006
My good friend Linda told me about a vintage printing set on ebay here in the UK and I was lucky enough to get it. It's a pre-decimal grocer's ticket set with words such as 'per tin', 'per lb' etc. and large low case and upper case letters and numbers. It's absolutely wonderful. But the original cardboard box is falling to bits. Inside there are wooden sections to hold the stamps. I don't know how to repair it. Maybe part of the attraction is its well used state. Anyway, I've already used it and it's fab!!
I'm in the middle of sewing some crazy quilties and will put them on ebay, they're offering free gallery and subtitle soon.
I found some lovely pieces of old lace and crochet during my charity shop blitz and am wondering how to use them. I always feel guilty when I cut them up but I suppose it's a bit like using old unwanted books for altering. Who uses tray cloths and doilies these days??? Because I can't resist them, I now have enough to open a shop (well almost LOL).