Friday, 23 April 2010

A few more makes

Finally have gotten around to uploading some photos (does anyone know of some free software that will rezise photos for blogging-an automated function would be so much easier?) of some of my recent makes....

This one is using white dreamweaver paste

These are vintage adverts with embossed paper, handtinted flowers, punched leaves that I spritzed with a little colour and some holographic fibres

and this stamp I love-it reminds me of the great poem by Jenny Joseph:

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children
We must have friends for dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Jospeph

I love it-so, my previous post was the beer mat, being a crafter I have LOTS of pens and pencils and bits and bobs in boxes and to top it all I bought a purple dress last Saturday!! to learn to spit.......


  1. Love the card you made with the Dreamweaver paste Kyla!

    Am also a fan of the Jenny Joseph poem - am practising already :-)

  2. Thanks Cambiel, the paste is so different, adding nice texture.


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