Monday, 26 October 2009

Its been a while since I really explored blogs. I came on tonight to have a good look at what my friends were doing. I wanted to add a friend to my list and tried to do that. I also decided to remove one as he has given up blogging. Being me, I have managed to delete my entire list. Luckily I still have my blogs I follow list on the dashboard. I have wasted ages trying to restore my list. I hope Claire will be able to help me restore it tomorrow. Sigh!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Mini album , the rest of it.

I couldn't fit it all into one post, so this is the rest of the album. It is for my daughter.

I decided to try something different using Nestabilities as I felt they must be good for other things besides matting. This is the result.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

This fabulous quilt was entirely hand sewn by my Aunt as a wedding gift for my daughter. It took 2 years to make and I think it is stunning. The photos just don't do it justice. Every panel has been hand embroidered and each represents a different month of the year. The colours are much more beautiful than in the photos.
This is the Aunt for whom I have made the 2 albums. They are just a trifle compared to this wonderful piece of folk art.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Here are some of the pages from the cd album to go with the previous album.
Cd albums are very simple to do. Collect a few dud cds and either treat with alcohol inks or cover with papers. Cut holes with a cropodile, using the first to position all the others so they align properly. Add 2 binding rings, then decorate however you wish. The central holes can either be filled with a gem, or just cover with your pics or embellishments.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Its such a long time since I last posted anything here. I have been too busy crafting to spend much time on other things. These are some of the pages in my new album. Its for an Aunt who is in her 80s and as she lives in Canada she has missed a few family occasions. I have tucked loads of pics into the folds and also between the pages but still have some I want to send her so I am doing a cd album to go with this. The cd one has been alcohol inked rather than covered with papers. I am about half way through it. i hope she will like them. She is the lady in the first picture. It was taken the last time she was over here. The picture inside the album cover is an encaustic which I did some time ago. It reminds me of Scotland, as both she and I were born and raised there I thought it would appeal to her.