Sunday, 24 August 2014

West Coast Cumbria

Whitehaven, west Cumbria.
On the Percy Kelly Artist trail.
Sat on the harbour in the same place as Kelly sat to paint one of many of his pictures of the area.
Harbour wall
Great day out followed by lunch in fish and chip shop owned by four generations of the same family covering more than one hundred years.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Paper Tissue Flowers

  • Take a packet of pretty tissues
  • Cut one in half. Then fold one half lengthways.
  • Snip along the length of the open edge 
  • Starting at one end of the strip tie a 12" piece of florist wire through the end slit
  • Wrap the tissue round to the end. Then using the wire nearest the tissue wrap it round several times to secure.
  • And there you have it.  Hope that's okay for you Mo.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Wild flowers & Distress Stains

Collected these wild flowers on my walk with kikki.
Played around with Distress Stains and Promarkers.
I love using these colours.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

What's on my workdesk today ........

Its been a busy week so I will keep it brief so as not to bore you.
Above is my collection of decorated index cards that I did for the INDEX CARD A DAY CHALLENGE.
Coasters from Saturday's "Patterns on Porcelain" workshop that I held.
 Didn't they do well ?
One of the hearts made on my "No Sew Fabric Heart" workshop
held on Monday
a little book I made out of left over strips of fabric from the workshop and photographs of my sketching.
You can see more about that here

Then nip off to some more desks here

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Nothings wasted in this house.......

I made this little book using left over cut up strips of fabric
from the workshop I held yesterday.
I have also used photographs of my sketches. 
Stitch two photographs together back to back with two strips of back to back fabric down one side
then join them onto another pair of photo's.  Hope it makes sense and you can see how ive done it.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Last Days & last chances

Last outing before my lovely neighbours move to the other end of the country.
Last day for the ICAD challenge. I've got quite a collection of them now.
Last day as a single girl.  My lovely goddaughter.
  Last chance for kikki to behave herself.  Naughty girl keeps running off to the neighbours and barking at the door to be let in haha

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

What's on my workdesk today ....

Well there's this lovely craft package and cards that I received from fellow ICAD maker Angela Hicks who lives in Canada.  
We swapped 3 cards each and some bits and pieces. Angela painted up background papers and stickers for me.
It's wonderful how we all inspire one another.
This is my prep work for Saturdays workshop "patterns on porcelain"
One of my stitched cards for "index card  a day" challenge that finishes this week.

Time for a look round some more desks now.