Friday, 28 March 2008

Where has the time gone?

Can't believe it's nearly the end of March and this is only my second post for this month. We've had a very busy few weeks, my 81 year old mum had a fall at her home broke one leg and
sprained the ankle of the other one! She is fine but has had to stay in hospital as she is unable to walk obviously, hopefully when the plaster is removed she will be her usual independant self again.
I have managed to finish a piece I made from the Mixed Media Surfaces on-line course I took in January. This is an excellent course and I shall enjoy experimenting with other ideas when I have more time. I made this vase with a silk cap and paverpol. I would like to add links etc to my blog but haven't a clue how to do it any tips anyone, they will be very gratefully received as I am still a very new blogger!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Cyber Fyber Trading

I have finished my postcard for Susan Lenz. I know its not a very clear photo but I bonded some gold foil onto lilac felt with purple and pink organza, zapped with a heat gun, embellished some chiffon with 'Venice' written on it. I attached a small motif which was printed onto calico by covering with pink organza and securing in place with the embellisher. Automatic stitches in a varigated thread were added to complete the card. I enjoyed making it so much and have joined in another swap with the UK Embellisher Swap group for brooches.
DH and I have a touring caravan so we are going away for a few days to Clumber Park not very far from here in Nottingham, fingers crossed the weather stays fine!