I haven't been up to much last week but I do have a new toy. Nothing to do with sewing, but could come in useful perhaps. I have a Big Shot die cutter, which can also emboss items too. I had some in texture plates come with it which I tried out on some sketch paper. I will get around to getting some dies to go in the cutter as I have seen some "stackable" ones of basic shapes that stack inside each other which will come in useful. In the meantime here are my attempts.
|These samples were from the basic texture plates|
|The samples were on green foiled card and on kitchen foil glued over card|
|And this is the Big Shot machine|
After lunch we went on to Bolton Abbey just a few miles further north of Skipton.
The ruins of the abbey are fascinating and both David and I were clicking away with our cameras. The sky was turning cloudy by now and with the autumn colours of the leaves they made for some good photos. These ones below show the doors on the church adjoining the ruins I was quite taken with the fancy hinges - quite a work of art