Monday, May 21, 2012

Today I Learned Something---

Today I learned how to put my name on the posts.
 I have often seen it on other blogs and wondered how on earth they ever achieved it.
Well while I browsing through my google reader today one of the sites that I read which is called Sew Many Ways  had instructions by Karen as to how this can be achieved.
I gave it a go and came up with this signature which I will have to tweak a bit but I thought that I would show you anyway.
Oh and by the way thank you to everyone who dropped by and wished me a speedy recovery from the lurgy-I have to tell you that I am 100% well again.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Feeling Poorly

Just letting you know that I am out of action for a few days as I have come down with the dreaded lurgy---sore throat- sniffles-cough you know what I mean.
Have been in bed for a few days but I  am on the mend now -well I hope so.
The only good thing about being sick is that I don't have to cook and clean the house.
The bad thing is that I am getting further behind in all the crafty things that I have to do.

Friday, May 11, 2012


What have I been doing for ten days? Well you will be pleased to know that I have finally come out of the wilderness and I owe it all to this fabulous workshop that I have been doing with Roben-Marie Smith  The class is called Collage Construct and Affirm.
I have been tearing up paper and gluing it down plus painting and using oil pastels and inks and a heap of other stuff and I have ended up with this fabulous portfolio.
The first pic shows it laying down because I was trying to take an arty farty photo.

In the second one you can see it front on--it is supposed to have the flap on the right hand side so you will have to turn your head to the left to see it properly (o-oh was that your neck I heard crack)

Here it is opened out and you can see on the left
side I have added a pocket that has a velcro tab on the centre right hand side plus the album pages on the right side with the pointy flap bit folded back so you can see it.

This time the flap is folded out so you can see how the complete thing looks.
When you close it the left side with the pocket folds in and then the flap fold over and fits into the strip on the front to form the closure.

The next two photos are out of order but you will get the picture as to what is going on.
You can see the inside which has been painted  and then I made the pocket and stitched it on.

These are the pages which I painted --I think Ebony could have done a better job of it than I did.

Well that's it I have created something--at last.
And I have also been doing a bit of felting and stitching and baking as well which is a big surprise because I don't normally do cakes etc---a bit scary me-thinks.

Now all I have to do is try and figure out how Blogger ever expects me to understand what he is up to.
I may take up sending smoke signals instead so keep looking skywards my friends you might just see something.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lovely Gifts

Recently I sent Linda some envelopes that had fancy patterns on the inside of them for her to use in her art work and in return she sent me these lovely gifts.
The first one is a beautiful hand made button.

The  second one is a set of four hand made buttons which I will use on some cards that I need to make.

And here is a gorgeous little hand felted brooch --so beautiful.

Lastly she sent a coaster that I will use in my craft room to sit my "cold" cup of tea on---

Thank you Linda for your generosity which wasn't neccessary but much appreciated just the same.