Friday, 15 July 2011

Hurrah, a day last

Work owes me 2 days time in lieu so I decided to take Thursday and Friday off with the sole intention of crafting (as the weekends have been busy and I am getting SEVERE withdrawal symptoms)...didn't quite work out as planned as I ended up working yesterday, but today (apart from a couple hours working ) I did manage to have some ME time!!

So, what did I do....certainly no lie in as I was up by 07:10 (on my day off!!)-pottering in the garden for a bit I couldn't resist taking a photo of one of our chilli plants-I have no idea what type they are (the seedlings were bought in a tray of 6 and there are about 3 different sorts of chilli plants growing!!).  These chilli are turning a very dark purple/black I hope they are hot as we both love chilli's (especially the pickled ones I made a few years ago-perfect with cheese.....mmmmmm.......!)

Whilst out in the garden I spotted this, not sure if its a moth (I know you can get certain moths in the daytime) or a butterfly, eitherway this little beauty decided to pose for me on my crocosmia Lucifer whilst I took a photo!  Isn't it  pretty?!

Now, for the past few months I have been lusting over other blogs, especially journalling ones and I decided to take the plunge.  This is my first ever page, I painted the pages with acrylic, inked through sequin waste adding some gesso and wiping it over with a baby wipe to expose some of the page below.

 I added some text over white acrylic, stamped some titles and added a little red glitter (well a girl needs a little bling). Not perfectly happy with the end result, but as its a new process it's all about the learning experience!.

Talking of learning experience I decided to use up some of my fabric and thread stash and decided to have a go at making a cuff.  I used green felt as a base and added another piece inside to cover up the stitching.  I added some mini sequins and used velcro as the closure.

Here is my chubby wrist displaying my new make.  Its got lots of dyed wool slub etc included and is every colour under the sun so should go with most of my wardrobe-and if it doesn't?  Well, I'll make another one, it's not like I don't have any stash!!!!

Off to clear up the dining room of sewing machine, threads and a LOT of spilt sequins before hubby comes home!!

Happy crafting

Li'l pidge xx


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