Monday, October 25, 2010

Finding New Things

Hi there here are some more pics while I am here.

The first 2 are some flats I bought at the Spinners and Weavers as there were people there doing Patchwork as well, and selling materials so I could'nt resist these 2 pieces. I love the colours. the Owls are unusual I think, and the African ladies are scrumptious too.

The little felt bear is what we made after being shown by our Ailsa.He is unfinshed bye the way., only 3 legs LOL. I like to do so many things. I think we can learn so much every day, and I love doing the rounds of the Blogs, everyone I go to is so talented and it really makes my day, when I can eye candy and just drool , like Susan's paintings and Marie's Poly lessons
and of course my true love, Cindy, the Polymer Clay Tutor, who has taught me so much.

In a world where things can go good or bad in the blink of an eye, I count myself very blessed by the Universe to be still here, choosing what I can and cant do day by day.
One thing I wish, is that I could help and inspire others ,like I am inspired by those I follow.
I try to keep an open mind and explore where I havent been,
Finding New Things as I go.
At the moment I am trying to break bad habits, re sitting in front of television, thinking what can I eat next LOL , yes I have a problem. I was told by my Hypnotherapist Daughter, Julia, (click on her name)when the urge comes to get up and raid the fridge, clap my hands loudly and the urge may go away. Sure it may come back, but keep doing it til it fades away,. I know I will be better for it
I do hope
Julia wont mind me putting that little bit of advise here.

If we who have this problem, try it ,wont we be all slimmer by Christmas, or at least broken a bad habit, how wonderful!!!.
Well speaking of food and TV that's where I am off to now LOL LOL LOL
What a laugh.ROFLOL.
But I will improve I promise.
Have a lovely day
whether it is
Raining ,
Snowing or
Beautiful Sunshine
wherever you are,

It's All Good.




Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finding New Things

Hello Again,
Yes my friends and I have taken a liking to Felting of late.
We have done it before, and once did a class with Jenny Romano, where we made Felt Bags and animals, so it is not that new to us.
I recently went to a Spinners and Weavers Retreat,but only for the day. It was for 3 days, but more for spinners and weavers. you could watch or join in what was going on.
We watched felt flowers being don, and were going to join in, in the avo, but got sidetracted with so much going on.
We also watched a wool dyeing process and was fascinated enough to buy some neutral hanks to dye.
Also bought some already dyed wool from which I have done some work.
So here goes to show you all the pics from that outing.
The first pic on left is the Felt flowers we saw being made. Not my work,but so morish I have always wanted to try this.
So the lower pic is the Felt flower I made from the wool I bought. It does have 3 different colour layers. The pic on the right at the top is the hank of dyed wool I bought. My pics always seem to move around so hope you can see what I mean.
Also want to show you the blank wool for dyeing and maybe find the bag we once did with Jenny Romano.
So hold tight I'll try to come back today.
Oh Yeah youy say.
Well I will try.
Love and peace to everyone.
On another beautiful day in paradise.
Where I live.'
I'll fly away and be back soon.

Finding New Things

Hello, Hello, Hello., I sound like that man on that funny English series.
I am so glad I am here to say Hello to everyone who follows this blog.
I won't bore you with reasons why I havent been here in a month.
You may know my short coming anyway. I have a really free day today and no more excuses for putting off this blogging.So I thought I would show you some of my Parchment Cards. I have a group doing this every Thursday ,and have acquired a lot of friends still making beautiful cards that I taught them in the last 12 years. Whew where does all the time go.!! Above are some of the cards I have produced over the years. Parchment Card making is done on A light parchment paper called Vellum , tracing a design in a white Gel pen, and then Embossing on the wrong side with an embossing tool. A tool like a pencil with a small round ball on the end. Also using special tools to cut fancy holes in the parchment.The design then comes out white on the right side where you have embossed.
Patience is needed and attention to detail.
They are mostly done as white embossed, but can have some colour too.I don't like stickers on a card, but embossing and designing these cards are the top of the range in card making.
Well thats all I'll bore you with about that, except to say, I can make a beautiful card whenever I want one.
To the pictures.
The left one is cards I have done with parchment, the middle one is cards my D, Julia who does, hand drawn faces and collage back grounds, she sells these on E Bay. They are wonderful and the little girl faces are so poignant. The two on the right are the type of card I teach with using a Cotton Bud as a brush., and this card is laminated. Julias blog can be seen by clicking on her name on the right under Creative Others
I think if you click on the pictures you will get a better view, don't think Julia's do come up tho.

So away to look and have fun if you are a card maker.

Lots of Love and Best Thoughts