Tuesday, 27 May 2008
To me, the fabrics I have chosen encompass all the weather conditions you encounter out on the water, blue skies, blue seas, dark tempestuous sea, red/orange skies and misty foggy conditions.
Monday, 19 May 2008
Having been to a 60th birthday bash on Sat night I thought it was a good idea on getting up on Sunday morning to make a bag. It had occured to me on waking that I just didn't havethe right bag to take to Ireland with me on Weds. Those that know me will know that on looking inside my wardrobe there is not a bag in site. LOL.
Now it has to be said that late nights boogeing and a few tipples do not go hand in hand with my creative mind! Never let it be said that i'm not up for a challange. Undaunted by the fact that I didn't have a pattern and not too much of an idea of what I wanted to do I launched myself with 'typical gusto' at the project. ('Typical gusto' also runs in the family, my dad suffers from it as well!)
That said, after some mistakes, (I can't possible own up to how many) I finally finished said bag and am quite pleased with it. I used some of my hand dyed felted blanket and line the inside with cotton fabric. The applique was done using more hand dyed felt and cotton fabric.
I really must learn to control these notions!
Monday, 12 May 2008
The ropes running from the edges of the temple roof to the ground even have prayer flags flapping from them, something that you will see everywhere in Nepal.
Creating texture on the surface was important so xpanda print and various threads were used to facilitate this.Last, but by no means least I added a ribbon bookmark with beads attached. Having accomplished all that I decided that the book was too beautiful to be carted around in a suitcase or a backpack so I made a box case for it to be kept in. That way, it could be carted around without getting dirty or damaged!