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Thursday, 28 December 2006

Fabric Marking

I found a "trickmarker" pen which you use to draw a design on fabric, stitch it, and then a couple of days later the penmarks disappear. This is so much easier than drawing lightly with a pencil and then trying to rub out what's left! I apologize now for trying to teach my granny how to suck eggs -thought it could be of interest to someone out there!! The brand is PRYM. Hi-ho hi-ho it's off to sew I go..............

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Petulant Burdie

I made a new Burdie today but this time I stitched it on canvas. Would make a nice wee present for someone - if you're interested, please see my For Sale photos for more details. Petulantburdie_1

Monday, 18 December 2006

New Twist

I've been playing around and created some stitched "Burdies" on painted cotton with a bit of beading and sequins - these two are just samples but this could be something to offer for sale. What do you think???Skating Burdie2

Sunday, 17 December 2006

paint scraping

Untitled3_2 I made some scraped paint papers following instructions in Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista and bound them into a wee book. I really enjoyed making these and the scraper I used was a glue spreader and it worked better than anything else I tried. Some pages are inks. Here are some of the scans:Untitled1_4 Untitled2_3

Saturday, 16 December 2006

Old-fashioned butcher's shop

Brings back memories of going all over town to find a 'bird' last year - so my mother and I went today to order a capon in a real specialty butcher's shop - they had pheasants still in their feather coats, quails' eggs, a huge variety of stuffing, pigeons, all kinds of sausages, and just everything you could imagine, I half expected Scrooge to come through from the back shop. I ate too much today (practising for Christmas day LOL) went a bit mad and had apple tart with cream, lemon drizzle cake, found some Cadbury's milk flakes I'd forgotten about - well there's still time before the New Year's resolution teehee!!

Sunday, 3 December 2006

a few more paintings

I bought a new digital camera but these photos were taken with the old one - it's not that old but I was fed up with the batteries always letting me down - anyway, the paintings look so much better in reality ... cross my heart Theswimmer !!! TransitionsLuielei

Friday, 1 December 2006

For Sale

I've tentatively started a photo album for items I've made and would like to sell. The price is on each photo - postage will be very low as these ATCs weigh next to nothing! I have listed 3 only as there's a programme I want to see on TV and it starts in 6 mins. OK, I'll admit it, I'm an Eastenders fan.....