Sunday, 23 September 2012

Stamp making

 I,ve been playing around making stamps, its such fun! Simple too, just drawing shapes on to a sheet of funky foam, cutting them out with scissors and details with a craft knife.

 I need to stick them on to some stiff card to make them easier to use, but I've had a lovely messy time with them! Tomorrow I shall try them out on fabric.

 I especially like my little house, you know I have a thing for little houses!

Must clear up now, I need an early night!

Thanks for the comments on my last post.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Fabric Journal

 A few posts ago you remember I made my first book, well, it wasn't quite what I had in mind. I wanted to make a fabric book really. So after trawling t'internet  I found lots of good ideas for making fabric journals THIS is what I want to do I said to myself! So this is my first attempt at a fabric journal, based on Teesha Moores wonderful journals made by making small quilted pillows and stitching them together then decorating them with applique, embroidery and embellishments. I like how it turned out and made it for my daughter Ami. I added blank paper pages for her to either write ,draw, add photos or paint.

 This is still not quite what I want! I want the whole book made from fabric, pages and all! So I am busy painting, dyeing, staining fabrics ready for my next attempt. I have a picture in my head of what I want so its just a case of getting it together!

 Inside the back pocket of this book is a little fabric pocket to put bits and pieces in, photos and things! I forgot to photograph that bit!!

Ami loved it, by the way!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

An Angel to guide you through your toughest day.

An Angel to wash all your tears away.

An Angel to firmly hold your hand.

An Angel to talk to, someone to understand.

An Angel to comfort you through a hard time.

An Angel to give you hope that everything will be fine.

An Angel to show you the strength to cope.

An Angel so beautiful, an Angel called Hope.

Poem by Susan Brealey, Angel by me