June 27, 2011

Hi from London

Hi All - just had first 6 days of our UK holiday - in London - not too much of the crafty stuff as yet - Did admire jewels at the Tower of London last Thursday. On Friday we met my crafty blog mate Pat (Hi Pat) at the V&A and did get to have a look at some of the jewellery there - Went to Portobello Markets on Saturday - and bought an antique wooden "Transferware" egg - with tiny thread holder/needlecase inside (no thimble but I have a silver one I can pop in it when I get home) and also from same stall I got an antique carved bone needle case and at a different stall 2 antique bone bobbins :-) In the afternoon we went to the British Museum and went around the Egyptian rooms - you know I am a sucker for all things Ancient Egyptian... LOL and also saw jewellery rooms and bought a fab book for 20 pounds ($30 Aus ) called 7000 years of Jewellery with info and photos of the jewellery we had seen at the museum - great day out LOL :-) Will be great for inspiration...This afternoon we travel by train up to Carlisle where we collect a car and drive down to Windermere in the Lake District for 6 nights- hope to find plenty of crafty stuff there including a trip to Farfield Mill at Sedburgh where there are artists in residence - then up to Scotland for 3 nights in Edinburgh - will let you know if I find any yummy crafty stuff hehe :-)

June 18, 2011

Sample book

Here are some pics of my Sample book cover being made - it's to put various samples that I do at the ATASDA (Australian textile Art and Surface Design Association) meetings that I go to each month (or even any I do at home! :-D).... The background is "Tissue paper fabric" (Tissue paper ironed with Vliesofix onto navy blue felt then painted), then bits of Tea bags that were painted with Lumiere paints machine appliqued onto it and embellished with "paper string", hand made wire bobbin lace pieces and sequins... hmm I had thought that I had taken a pic of it finished but can't seem to find it - so when I get back from my UK trip (am leaving Tuesday) I will have to take one and pop it on here :-)

June 6, 2011

Scarab pages Egyptian Journal

Hi All - here are the pics of the "Scarab" pages in my Egyptian Journal - pyramids are painted textured "wallpapers", velvet, heat gunned and painted potato crisp packet!