Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This is my March Calendar Girls postcard. Firstly I needle felted the flower image onto hand-dyed felt, which I was quite happy with, but then when I tried to add some spiral stamp images to the background - they didn't take too well on the felt - so my card was ruined. So, I rescued the felted flower, and added some glitzy yarn around the edges..... I then used caran d'ache neocolour 11 water colour crayons, painted the blue vase onto water colour paper, and attached the felted flower. The edges of the card are painted with liquid gold. Hope CarolM likes it!!

I've joined an online class with Doll Street Dreamers, making a Sampler Book with Janet Clark. This is my front and back cover, which is made with crumpled tissue paper layered over felt and painted.

These are the inside of the front and back pages. The stamped letters on the inside front cover read "Open the Door".

Now with Phil incapacitated, I am also the man of the house. Here I am on the roof (help!!), blowing the leaves from the gutters. You should've seen me on our little tractor too -Phil was having fits - but I was having such fun!!!! Who needs men - we can do it all!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

A bit of this, a bit of that!!

It's been a while since I've posted, and not sure when my next post will be - but I'm going to sneak this one in.

Thanks to the lovely ladies who have nominated me for the "Make My Day Award"- I'm rapt - and with spare time at a minimum at the moment I would just like to pass this award onto everyone whose blogs I read routinely as they all make my day!!!

Phil is doing well and doing just what the Doctor ordered - not much, and wanting to do much more. Nurse Dianne is also coping, but very tired!!!! Lots of driving, cooking, nursing, cleaning, working, etc, etc....... and not much creating. BUT - there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so I can't complain - Phil will heal and life will go back to normal.

I received some more lovely mail. An ATC from Anne (who doesn't have a blog). Thanks so much Anne, it's wonderful - I especially like the frayed and beaded edging.

My March Calendar Girl postcard was from Joanna. Joanna is so sweet!! She knows how much I love faeries, so her postcard to me is a "Flower Fairy" postcard. It's beautiful - I love it. Thanks Joanna!!!

Okay, I haven't been completely uncreative. I joined a Laurel Burch tile swap which is on the Surface Design Yahoo Group. We each make 9 tiles each - which should make up a lovely wall hanging consisiting of different parts of a Laurel Burch design.

Also, for the Take it Further Challenge for February I chose to portray something that I remember. My Mum knitting!! She was always knitting for her family - click, clack of the knitting needles - great memories!!!! I decided my challenge was to finish the rug I started knitting, and now I only have 2 blocks left to knit, plus putting it all together.......