I seem to have a busy week ahead of me all of a sudden and wouldn't you know it I've come over all inspired and want to stay at home and sew!!! Contrary madam :)
This busy-ness started with a dental appointment this morning to check how well my gums are healing. The verdict is -not as well as we'd hoped. I now have to have a whole lot more treatment - ho hum! It's got to be done though so no point bleating about it.
I cheered up immediately when I got back home and found the postman had been and left me something lovely. A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a giveaway being run by the very talented Susan over at Artisbliss who does beautiful mixed media work.
I am now the very proud owner of a stunning artist's postcard made by Susan. My photos do the card no real justice at all. The colours and textures are wonderful and so much work has gone into producing it. There is stamping and embossing, stitching, painting and layering - it's now got pride of place on the shelf above the TV where I keep all my special bits!
Thank you Susan - you made my day :)
I had a little play with my embellisher today. I've got some ideas kicking around in my head and needed to try some things out (as opposed to needing to do the laundry/housework/gardening etc etc!!!).
I got on well until I snapped four needles (£8 worth!!!) and decided to call it a day on this piece.
I then played with the iron and the angelina fibres that Julie sent to me a while ago. They are lovely to use and I want to experiment with them a lot more now. Nothing goes to waste with these fibres as the bits you cut off can be heat bonded back on. I had lots of fun and will use this bit to make something soon. Again the photo doesn't do the fibres any justice at all as they are beautiful colours with lots of shimmer!!
As I now have to fetch the children, including my friend's daughter, feed them, deliver DH and the two beasties to football before going on to a school governor's meeting I had better be off. Whereas really I would much rather stay and play............