11 July 2010


I haven't posted for a while so have a bit to catch up on.  Visiting our sons last weekend down south, then yesterday went on a rail excursion to Carlisle so our weekends have been busy.  I will catch up with those on another post (or two, maybe), but meanwhile here is some sewing that I've been doing lately.

Going into the post shortly for some of the members of the BQL postcard group are some "Something Green" themed postcards.  Like last month and the Something Yellow ones I stuck to a single item for the green theme and chose pears.  I drew a pear and sectioned it so it had some shadow a bit like a still life.  The main piece being greeny-brown like the russet colour of the pear. In stark contrast to the pear I placed it on a black/white and white/black background. If you look at the photo you'll see what I mean.  Quite pleased how they went and might have another go at shading using fabric.

Yesterday's trip to Carlisle was rainy so not much to do after lunch than to dive into shops and one of those was Waterstone's where I purchased a book called Fabulous Bags to Stitch and Make by Jenny Rolfe. After looking through the book for ages I decided to buy and today had a go at one of the articles in her book of creating your own fabric. So here's my attempt below first of all layering sheer fabrics onto wadding and bonding them.

Then came the stitching - looking good so far.

Then here's the back - quite like that too.

And finally another lot of postcards in the making.  I'm doing a scrap set of postcards and have put my scraps onto wadding with Bondaweb, just like I'd done earlier. It hardly made a dent in my big scrap bag.  I'll decorate that with fancy stitches and variegated thread and may add some other decoration but see how that progresses.

I enjoyed my bit of playtime this afternoon, pity it had to stop to prepare for the week ahead.  Hey ho.

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