Archive | April, 2010

Smiles All Round The Plate Came

30 Apr

previously I mentioned that there was still a pate to come due to its size and was being send separately from the issue.I’m very happy that it came due to me worrying that I wasn’t going to get it but I’m all happy now.

The pretty Box

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Spending money again =)

29 Apr

£3 for these

29p wrapping paper (each)

Yet Another Book

29 Apr

I was away from the studio today and went to town with motherdear.While I was there i went round a couple of charity shops to see if there was any good bed covers with patterns on for my work.I had no luck with that but when I went to the British Heart Foundation  Charity Shop I thought I’ll have a look-see at the books and I came across this for only £1.75!I have always wanted to try this technique and have got a few ideas for this with my work.

 

My Space For End Of Year Summer Show

28 Apr

This is the third floor roof terrace that you can see from my studio window up on forth and the image below is the view from the main area of the building also on the forth floor.  

  

Todays Findings

28 Apr

While at the studio I decided to have a look round town to see if there was anything that caught my eye.It was also rag market day so I thought there might be.In the end I was disappointed that there wasn’t really much there as other times and only one fabric stall but I didn’t like the fabric so I went to the proper fabric shop further up the market.I got 1 metre of each and they were £1.60 and because I’m a student I get 10% off so it came in at just £2.88 (not sure why and extra 2p was off with me 10%)

But one stall I did find just bits and bobs of crafting materials, books and old magazines.I got these two things and they came to £4.00 (lace £1,book £3) which I suppose isn’t to bad.The paper cover to the book was no good so just got rid of that and book looked as good as new.There were a lot of old style cross stitch and children’s crafts books on there but they didn’t appeal to me.The guy who was selling all this mush of just got odds and sods of everything because nothing really matched.

Although rag market day near enough all the stalls are like that.A few sell old vintage postcards that once belong to people and when you read then it makes you wonder “who are they?,what was in their mind?,what was life-like?”

I also looked on amazon.co.uk to see if I could find it and the book got a good review so got to say it’s a thumbs up =)

The Book

Pretty Lace

Fabric

Drawing With French Knitting

24 Apr

Now that i have just about grasped how to french knit and carried on until it was a bit longer,i wanted to experiment and see if it was possiable to draw with it.Here are a few pictures of how i explored my idea.I’m thinking maybe use more than one and in different colours.

Randomly Dropped

Name

Circle

Swirl

Flower

 

 

 

 

New Collection Indeed

23 Apr

Got home from college today to find that my mum (bless her) went out and got me this.I knew there was an album for the stickers but when I looked I couldn’t find it anywhere.Then i find out that motherdear found it and got it me.