Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weekends Craft Time

Friday I had a great time making silk paper. Below is three samples - the blue piece is big enough to try and make a hand bag and the other two I will make postcards from them.

I then had a play with the paper napkins I found and made some fabric paper backgrounds.

The above piece of fabric paper with all the lines on I was going to try some embroidery on using the ideas from the Bridget Hoff book Paper Quilting and from the CPS artticle by Annette Morgan. This will give me something to do on a Wednesday night. Looking forward to our craft evening tonight to see all the things Deb has been upto this Easter.

My ATC sent to NZ for my first ATC swap so looking forward to going to the post office today to see what has arrived in the mail. Easter has slowed the mail down! The ATC was made fusing a napkin onto felt, free motion stitching the flower in No 12 cotton, sealing the card with Acrylic Wax and the attaching the beads. Great fun to make so have some ideas for the pieces I made above.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Happy Easter to all

Today is planned as a crafty day with making silk paper for some hand bags and then finishing off some paper I painted last weekend.

Out shopping last Friday I found these great serviettes in a shop in Kalgoorlie. I have sent Deb to look this week and we will share the bounty.

I also went shopping at Thread Studio and the parcel arrived on Monday with some great Glitz Spritz colours and books.

We have two Jack Russell's. They come every where with us and this is them in the car on the trip to Cervantes.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Quick Note

Just a quick note to thank all those that have visited by blog.

We had a long weekend here in Western Australia so took a few extra days off and went to visit my parents living in Cervantes - an eight and half hour journey there from Kalgoorlie - lots of sock knitting achieved. Wonderful to have a walk on the beach.

Mum had my time organized to give some of her friends free machine embroidery lessons and also a lesson on the embellisher machine.

On our return home no washing could be done until Rob had repaired the water leak that he discovered just before we left. Now repaired so lots of washing to catch up on. The washing will not take long to dry with our 40 degree day today. No one has told the weather autumn has started!