Saturday, 23 November 2013

Another Week, Another Book

I've made another little book, this one should be called Arsenic and Old Lace!  It's not quite 3 inches square with similar pages to the other one and leather spine. 

They would make cute mini albums or records of event books, if you're brave enough to write in them.  I'm hoping to make a few for next year and the Art Weeks and they may even make some money for charity!  Just have to pull my finger out and make them now though I have tea stained a few sheets of paper ready for when the mood hits.  

Elsa moaned that you don't see how small they are from the photos.  Here's one of them both together next to a reel of thread.  

I've also completed two of the marotte or jester's scepters. I do love the rummaging through all the bit's I've collected and putting some of it to use! 

This one has the feel of Janice from the Muppets about her.  A cousin perhaps.

Today I will try and finish the other three and then clear the mess from all that rummaging!

I have a bit of a horrid week coming up which I am not looking forward to and then John is taking me Christmas shopping which I am looking forward to!  I hope you have a great week ahead!


Wednesday, 13 November 2013


John and I are both pulling our hair out with the internet.  Since the storm and the cables coming down we have really, really struggled to have any.  On a good day we're lucky to have a quarter of a meg but even that's gone most of the time now.  We had an engineer out who did all he could but nothing seems to have changed. He was just off to a job after us where someone has been complaining that they only have 10 meg and not the 20 supposedly offered.  I just want our quarter back, selfish people!!!!! To do this post I cajoled and pleaded with the router to just have a little patience.  Thank goodness the iPhone's give us a little bit of info but even the phone signal is rather iffy flitting between O nly if you're lucky and E very now and then.

Did I mention dissolvable paper in the last post??  I forget, it's such a long time ago and if I go and look for it I may not manage to come back!!  Well these are some the results.

I'm quite pleased and they are very fixable and stitch worthy too.  They started out, or became after dissolving and squishing, these and then I faffed about with paints and metallics.

I've made these two ladies as a gift for a very good friend.  Her DiL often comments that we're like a couple of hens nattering away so I thought they would be a bit of fun.

I've also been taking part in a class by Judy Skeel on Doll Street Dreamers and so far I've made this dodgy bunch.  I know a couple are a little strange but that's the nature of the beasts and practice will make then better if not perfect.  Costuming next, the best part!!!!

Today I staved off internet frustration with this little book.  Sorry the glare is a little horrid but there's part of an old map and some stamped text under the filigree piece. It's only 2 inches square.
 That's a little better.

And inside some tea stained paper with hand deckled edges.

And I had to show you a super cute photo of how Tully tends to lie down.  

I'm off the the Desire Fair at Winchester Guild Hall on Sunday so will probably come back buzzing with ideas. Have a great rest of the week, I will try and keep up with the flow with the phone at the very least! 


Monday, 4 November 2013

Latest Texturing Textiles

Abundant baby type creating has been going on, usual fair of cardies and blankets so I haven't been idle.  also loving Autumn as always especially now it's finally becoming colder. Some super soups and pumpkin cooking and fires every night.  

You may remember the layered pieces at the bottom of this post HERE.  Well I've travelled with them and stitched and layered and came home and put it through the embellisher and stitched a little more.

Finally it was stretched and mounted on an A4 panel and backed and these are the stones I wanted to display on it. All granite with a quartz vein running through that I levelled up.  Chris found most of them on beaches so I wanted the colours to be beachy and tidal.  I hope it comes across that way. 

Next pick up project has all these waiting for attention.  Silk sari fibres all smooched together with CMC paste.

Whilst clearing my desk a little I found these boots I made as samples for Cedric.  I was rather pleased with them so I thought I would show you!  (The squares are centimetres).

And why does this always happen?  Just another 3cm and a whole morning sewing would have been completed!

I have been playing a little with some dissolvable paper so we will see where that ends up next.  Also starting to have an itch to make something properly quilty again soon......

Have a great week!