oh dear oh dear. I’ve been away for so long that all the posting buttons have changed and wordpress looks slightly different. how, I’m not sure, but things are definitely not where I left them.
in the last couple of months I’ve started doing a lot of the crafty things I didn’t have time for when I started the new job way back in july, but just haven’t found the time or space to sit down, photograph and write about them. (even though I’ve been on holiday for the last two weeks – absolute bliss!)
last weekend I made three skirts – 2 pencils, 1 maxi – in a sew-a-thon over two days. let’s have a quick look at the fabrics:
this week I’ve churned out cards while glued to downton abbey and since I’m sending most of them out for christmas I won’t be posting photos. can’t spoil the surprise, can I? here’s one I’m keeping as a happy birthday card (or similar):
really ridiculously easy: all you need are card stock, colour pastels, some fixative to fix the pastel (this could be optional – but fixative will prevent the pastels from rubbing off on fingers and envelopes), a rubber stamp and some ink. I got a real factory line going with this: colouring the blocks, fixing the pastel and then inking up and stamping. nothing like a bit of period soap opera and rubber stamping.
finally, I had a lovely afternoon yesterday at notabilia’s book arts class, where I learned about bookmaking and made a star tunnel book. this is my effort:
I also found out about fancy papers, a paper supplier on north bridge road, which I will have to physically avoid for the next few weeks as I already have a ton of materials and ideas at home that have yet to see any action… not to mention the metres and metres of fabric I’ve hoarded through the year. (about 15 metres, at last count, but nowhere near my mother’s collection of 2 cupboards!)
there is just So Much To Do, people! I am excited. let’s hope this frenzied crafting energy keeps up well into the new year.