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Thursday, 26 June 2008

Swap Box

I altered a little box for a swap and I had to put a little gift  in it. Well, so many ideas running around in my head and some false starts. I was going to make a brooch out of some sea china but that would have meant drilling a hole in it, and I wasn't in the mood to use the dremel. Then I got my polymer clay pieces out but they were all too big. So in the end I made a brooch with the embellisher.


Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Lovely Brooches

The postman brought me a lovely surprise - my brooches swaps arrived today and they are stunning. It'll be hard to choose to wear just one!!Untitled-1 From left to right are: Nancy Hunt-Bartek, Lilla Le Vine, Erica Faith, no name, Amber Dawn - thank you ladies!

Monday, 23 June 2008

I've opened a new ...

... Etsy shop - Shabby Chic Shreds and have started my listings off with a few cuffs. I made some from lovely soft leathers, and some silk ones. This is just the beginning as I have more ideas to turn into the real deal LOL. If you'd like to see they're here SSL20419 SSL20412 SSL20429

The film I saw yesterday as part of the International Film Festival was about the elderly musicians and singers in Argentina and the most seductive tango dancers - I used to go to tango classes and really loved it and now I'm going to dig out the CDs and swan about the house!!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

What's on today...

I'm going to the film festival screening of 3 Women, a warm ensemble of contemporary Iran. I'll let you know how it went.

I've been a bit quiet because I've been working on something new for me. I've opened a new shop on Etsy but as I haven't yet listed anything, I won't post the name.

I've also been seeing friends for lunch and quite honestly after a glass of wine I'm in merryland and everything just fades into 'magnana'.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Been feeling ..,.

a bit jaded the last few days. The street market on Saturday worked well and it was such a glorious day too. We all sold a variety of things and it was a great success. But I have to say that it really exhausted me and it's taken till today to be back to normal. And so to top it off, I tripped and fell on the pavement today so now have a swollen and painful knee. The shoes went straight into the bin when I got home and now that I remember, they caused me to fall once before (peep toes) arrgh!!

I've got a few WIPs but nothing finished yet. I've been embellishing but instead of random pieces, I made some landscapes for the first time and now have to finish them off with a bit of hand embroidery.

My new rubber stamps arrived today from Alternative Arts (Teesha Moore) and they are beautiful, sometimes the zettiology range can be very strange but this new range is wonderful.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Experimenting with fibres

I decided to make something I'd never done before so here is my landscape in fabric, fibres, and silk carrier rods. Because I used soya bean fibre at the top, when I ironed it to make it stick, it didn't. So I put some 'super mend' powder on and ironed again and it worked. Then added some knobbly and some thick silky threads and 'c'est fini'. I enjoyed this process!Clear day1