Sunday, 23 August 2009

well done emma

this week i went to my daughter emma's graduation from the royal school of needlework.
it was held at hampton court palace, where she has been working and studying for the last 3 years.

i made myself a felted flower corsage to wear. i was very pleased with it. these flowers do not take long using the clover needle felting tool and moulds. i used 2 colours of fetlz it wool tops with some texture yarn threads incorperated in the felting. it is finished with a big shiney button.
i made emma a graduation card with some of her work on. the bottom picture is a self portrait of her that i made into a rubber stamp and coloured in with sakura pens. the main picture is silk shading with painted lettering.

the apprentices were presented with their certificates by zandra rhodes. she was lovely, wonderfully wacky and genuinly interested in all their work.
if anyone reads this please leave a comment... ta

Sunday, 16 August 2009

happy birthday boys

this week i had to make cards for the boyfriends of my eldest 2 daughters.

here are the cards i made, both have a pirate theme, the pictures were free in papercraft essentials (last month i think).

both the cards had hidden suprises (one had a cheque in the treasure map and the other had theatre tickets hidden under a trap door. they seemed to be appreciated ok. who says pirates are just for little boys (it works for johnny depp)

Saturday, 15 August 2009

yes i have been doing stuff


i have been busy 'doing crafty stuff', i just haven't had time to blog.

i 'm into chain mail and rubber at the moment. in the form of jewellery that is! there is a lovely new book out called link it by Susan c Thomas. there are some brill projects using little rubber o rings and coloured metal rings. just one thing. . . dont eat while making anything, they taste disgusting.

here are a couple of bracelets i have made, but they are a bit dificult to scan so they look a bit odd in shape.
once you get the hang of the technique they are not that difficult to do as the book has very good instructions and clear photos.