It's been noticed that I haven't posted for a while. The fact is, that nothing of note has happened, just ordinary days that I thought were so unremarkable that you wouldn't want to hear about them. I still don't have anything startling to impart but thought I'd better get back here as I'm sure there's someone out there who's waiting with baited breath to see my latest secondhand finds...?
I thought this little French canard would fit into my plans for the conservatory.
£4- newly found chazza Forest Row
Topshop knit 30p - Scouts jumble sale
Monsoon linen skirt £4 - same chazza as above
(Love the colour and hoping to pimp it up a bit)
Wool tapestry bag -£2 chazza
I was working last Tuesday evening so I've only just caught up with the final of The Great British Sewing Bee. I was gripped by this series and even though I am not a sewist it has inspired me to have a crack at making a garment. Lazy Daisy Jones is hosting a sew-a-long for beginners and although I won't be sewing along with her,(as I've yet to buy fabric etc) I've bought the pattern! I plan to make the skirt along with a couple of ladies from my Stitch & Bitch (knitting/crochet) group.
One of them is an extremely accomplished seamstress and she will be guiding us through the complexities of the pattern, cutting out, seams, zips and other seemingly tricky stuff. She doesn't mince her words either so no doubt she'll tell us exactly what she thinks of our efforts! Due to shift work and holidays we can't schedule a sewing day until June, so until then the only thing I'll be making is.. cards. Here's one I made for the OLC at Less Is More where the theme is shadow stamping.
I made an oval mask and shaded inside the aperture with ink dusters.
Stamps used :
sentiment - Stampendous
bird - Inkylicious
flock of birds - Crafty Individuals
Inks - Memento Pistachio and Olive Grove