Sunday, October 28, 2007
The first postcard is from Emmy - which was such a lovely surprise. I have made some wonderful friends over cyberspace - and Emmy was one of my first, and still one of my very best cyberspace friends!!!! As with all of Emmy's fibre art, this postcard is just gorgeous. Thanks Emmy!! xx
This postcard is from SuZ! It is adorable!!!! There is a little fairy sitting on the flower - can you see it? SuZ, you are the best. I love it - thankyou.
CRAFT STALL ITEMS
I copied this idea from Doreen (I asked her first if I could!!!)..... Doreen made her gorgeous needle books from an old jumper she had felted, but I used some woollen fabric which I had made a jumper for Dad - ages ago!!!!! Not as good as Doreen's, but good enough for the school craft stall.......
These are stuffed hearts, made from polar fleece. They're very soft and cuddly. I suppose you could hang them or write on the little tag and give them as a small gift.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Also, I didn't realise, but my last post was number 100!!! I made it!
11 p.m. - Further to above......... The boys are all down the other end of the house watching a DVD, mattresses all over the floor - what a sight!! Boys are sooooo noisy. They don't even look like going to sleep yet. Here they are at the bonfire.........
Friday, October 19, 2007
Take a look at this beauty! I love Kim's work - she is also one of my favourite textile artists. Kim's work is always stunning - I especially love her art quilts...... Thanks Kim!!
More ATC's. The first one is from Eva - it has Angelina fibres, dyed muslin and some beading. The one below is from a gorgeously textured piece of fabric that Val made, which I had drooled over on her blog. Well, it's even nicer in real life. Thanks Eva and Val!!!!
These ATC's are great!! Very different from my already growing collection, and will make a fantastic addition to my now growing paper ATC collection. The first one is from Marlies, and the one below is from her 12 y/o (I think) student, Eline. I really love them. Thank you!! One of my best cyberspace buddies is Doreen. She is a very talented and generous lady -more than willing to share her vast textile experience. Well, look what I received for my birthday. A beautiful handmade card......it is a gorgeous design which includes a great textured handmade piece as a focal point on the front. But, look at that luscious tassel!! It is gorgeous, with LOTS of yummy ribbons and fibres, a silk flower on the top, and a braided loop. Thankyou Doreen!xx
Friday, October 12, 2007
I have been tagged by Susan to name 7 honest things about myself. Okay, here goes:
1. I have 3 sons and they mean the world to me - I love them sooooo much.......
2. I try so hard to not be late, but am nearly always late!!!! Why, I don't know.......
3. If my kitchen bench is untidy I can change from a calm person to a nightmare of a person in a second. I HATE having an untidy kitchen bench!!!! Anything or anywhere else in the house is okay - but NOT my kitchen bench........
4. I love Johnny Depp - he is my dream man. Nicholas Cage comes second..........
5. I exercise most days - okay I better be honest here - I TRY to exercise most days.......
6. When the weather is warm I am a much nicer person. I hate cold weather.........
7. I hate to do the ironing, and my ironing basket is full of clothes that I've forgotten I even have (that's how long they've been there). I iron only when I really have to......
Okay, now that's enough about me! Okay, I think I will tag:
Your turn now ladies!!!!! Tell all.......
On Saturday night I went to my secondary school reunion - Bendigo High School. You might remember from an older post, where we met after not seeing one another for about 25 years (or more). We now try and meet twice a year, and each time we arrange a dinner more and more people from the past turn up. It's great, and at times very emotional. This last reunion there were about 25 of us - but this photo is of myself with my 3 favourite school friends - still the best of friends even after 25 years apart. It was a great night!!!!
Dianne, Debbie, Julie and Karen (4 buddies from the past - still buddies in the present).........
Thursday, October 11, 2007
What can I say, but thankyou so much!!! A wonderful lime green funky journal from Lynda - am I just the luckiest birthday gal ever!!?? I picked my parcel up from the post office on the way to work, and opened it at work. It was the best surprise package. I had an audience as I opened the package, which comprised of quite a few layers, bubble wrap, tissue paper, cardboard - and there it was - my very own fluffy yarn lime green funky journal. It definitely received lots of ooohs an aaaaahs from my work colleagues. I LOVE IT!!!! The spine is just the fluffiest and I can't help touching it all the time. The cover is embellished dyed cheese cloths, the inside cover is covered with these great clock images, and to top it all off, it has many signatures of beautifully painted and stamped hand made papers and tags with a few surprise charms added in here and there. I really could go on, and on, and on about how much I love it - but I better not. Thanks again Lynda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Postcard from Terri.