Thursday 28 June 2012
When I am making these little quilts with the scraps I'm dealing much more with trying to use the bits that I've got left / cut than I am thinking about the design, and perhaps I should be trying to do both. Still, at approx 24" x 36" it's enough to keep a baby cosy (or clean - I always used small quilts under my DD's when they were babies - it either kept clean floors clean if my girl was a bit grubby or dribbly, or kept my girls away from floors that I thought were too dirty to want them rolling around on!). Mind you, when the girls were older they were also taught that the quilt could be their space - whenever I went to my cranial osteopath (and that's at least once every three weeks, sometimes more frequently) she was charmed that from a very early age the girls knew to stay on the quilt. They could read, play, snack, whatever they liked - so long as they stayed on the quilt. Hard for DD1 who has a roaming instinct and an interest in everything, but acceptable as a working rule for all of us!
Enough of the reminiscing. Time to actually start quilting that log cabin, perhaps!
Sunday 24 June 2012
Now a bit more voucher counting for school, a little papercrafting (I've become slightly book making obsessed and want to finish the two that I've been making today for the girls, using spare photos from a couple of years ago), and then I'll be back to sewing again.
Hope that you are having a fun crafty time too!
Tuesday 19 June 2012
The cake was a basic rectangle with one cut (and a lot of icing to cover it!), but the bridge was more of a challenge, and was nearly as over-sized as the tree, which you can just spot toppling out of the photo! I bought the characters for DD2's birthday party cake, and could have used Playmobil trees and a bridge, but decided to try and make my own. As a Winnie the Pooh cake I thought that it hit the mark.
I'm sure that it won't be a surprise that I don't have any sewing to show again, although I have started hand sewing another little book - this time made from used colour catchers, and it will have some wadding to stiffen it slightly once the hand stitching is finished.
Happy crafting, everyone!
Saturday 16 June 2012
This photo is the last bit of an exercise where I'd taken a small section of a photo (in this case where the roof and two walls of a slate hut met), make a paper study of it, then cut up the paper study and do a little something extra with it. I cut along the lines of the architecture, then added 'fastening strips' between the sections. Fun to make, but I don't know how I can easily store it without either taking up lots of space or squashing folds into the fasteners. Oh well, it can have a couple of days of glory on my work table before being consigned to the flattened reality of shelf-living!
Thursday 7 June 2012
this post by Tina Rose, I doubled up some ordinary Vilene and made a little book as the final piece for my current C&G module. The module has had two aspects - texture and landscape. I decided that my little display book should be quite simple, but take a journey from bright / shiny / smooth (the front cover under the rippled silver is a smooth silver foil sheet)
Finally the little 'rain shadow' men in my garden. I didn't manage to make one of myself, but thought that it would be fun to make paper doll ones instead. If you are interested and want to know what I'm referring to, do an image search on 'Andy Goldsworthy rain shadow' and you'll understand. Completely temporary art, recorded only with a camera - and something that makes me smile whenever I think of it.
Whether you are sewing, crafting or just storing up ideas, I hope that you are having fun this week.