Yes it's definitely been a while since I was here! I truly cannot believe how fast the days are flying by!! An old cliche I know but oh so very true for me. Are you feeling the same way?
I've been busy, and for me that's a good thing really....in a way! :)
So.... I've been busy with the Mind Wide Open challenge again for October, and this is my entry, made using an old child's board book that I've obviously altered. I really enjoyed this one, but it's quite different from most of the other pieces entered which were largely along the theme of Halloween. They are all fabulous and look like such fun pieces. But being an Australian who doesn't celebrate the holiday(though I love to make items for it to sell) I kept mine to the theme of happy family! :)
Our little craft group has grown a bit over the last months and seems to have become a more regular thing on Thursdays, so I thought it prudent to make more room around the table and moved a few things around in the studio. It now sits 7, though we aren't that many at the mo.
This was taken a couple of weeks ago.
There a few that know me who think I'm quite organised and tidy when it come to my studio, so I took a pic to prove that I can be just as untidy and disorganised as the next crafter! The mess on the table and chair and the floor (which is just out of shot) is just for one project(see the first pic above!)! :)
I've been trying to build up my stock of chenille cloths seeing as how I sold out of them! I'm doing the BrisStyle Eco Market next month and really need to get a move on to have enough stock that falls into the criteria of recycled, repurposed, eco friendly or sustainable.
Just lately I've been really enjoying the perfume of Honeysuckle in my studio each day. I have a lovely bush that has been in full flower for weeks, and every time I walk in or out of the studio door I'm rewarded with their beautiful scent! LOVE it! I took a pic of the bush just to show you all, but have forgotten to upload it. Another time perhaps.
Quite pleased with the finished look of this apron that has been made with vintage linens and laces.
I this made for a bag challenge on Cloth Doll Artistry, and I set myself a challenge within that challenge. Without borrowing a pattern(so to speak) I wanted to design a messenger style bag using only two pieces of fabric: without a separately added flap as is usually the case. I also wanted to use only recycled/re-purposed upholstery samples and curtain lining that would normally be tossed away. I managed to do this apart from the shoulder strap which was made from fabric cut from an old dress.
I'm quite pleased with the result.
The photo does not do any justice to this little guy! I've used a pattern from The Cheswick Company and some black furry fabric that Joolz gave me. It came from an old black coat that she got from the op shop and it's perfect for little black crows!!! lol.
This is just some of what I've been up to while awol! But I'm afraid I can't fit it all in here! and besides I don't want to bore you away from the blog do I? ;D
Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. ~ Oscar Wilde