Complimentary freebies - oriental antique postcards from ..... mescrap.blogspot.com/2008/11/freebies - antique - postcards.html.........thank you to Lay Hoon.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
12 months ago we welcomed a new baby....while we were waiting I fiddled with some copper wire pulled out of an old bit of cable....added shapes...beads...buttons and ended up with a mobile type thing to amuse baby...she cant play with it but its still going....
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
In between all the other preparations i have been helping the kids to make some wrapping paper. it kept them busy for a rainy afternoon. we used a kitchen sponge to make the star shapes, & the printing blocks for the rest. the first photo is a printed tablecloth from a few years ago, & some gift tags made by the kids . they stuck bits of fabric & ribbon onto old business cards. (raylee).
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I know, i know!!!!, its only four sleeps to go, well three for me, we start our celebration with Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. No i havent wrapped a present, no i havent even finished the shopping , no i havent finished the decorations........ yes visitors will be arriving soon, yes i have cleaned the bathroom & yes there are clean towels! yes the sun is shining today!! (raylee).
Friday, December 17, 2010
10 words,-- my words are listed on the left hand page. i used pens, watercolour, crayons, stencils , acrylic & words & pictures from magazines. weaving, -- i cut slits into a "5minute glue ripped pictures onto a page nudge", threaded strips cut from shopping lists & magazines through the slits & added some collage , crayon & stencilled pen. also wrote a short poem.
rip it,-- for this one i ripped up an old watercolour painting, some pages of an old book, glued them in, did a candle resist, added watercolour, defined some leaves from the old painting with a black pen , stuck the bird stamp on & used a plastic container with a ridged pattern to make the lines in acrylic. (raylee).
She has taken her time getting dressed, but she made it. Eloise is a calico doll with raggy strips for hair, & green ribbons for her pigtails. her face is hand painted & she has freckles across her nose. her dress is made from a green satin blouse with odd gold buttons down the left side front. her pants are made from two embroidered table napkins..........
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I have'nt finished the dolls i had cut out a couple of days ago........so i thought you might like to see this one. She is made from tea stained calico, she is wearing a skirt from a table napkin with the centre from the crochet doily top stitched onto it. Her brooch is a cherry button, & the cupcake icing head from a dress . (raylee).
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Simonne gave me this old pattern book , it looks to be late sixties or seventys, there is no date on it. i have cut out one doll from it to see how it goes. i painted the face as i didnt like the eyes in the pattern.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I dont really like chooks.........i like chook pictures, must be the connection to childhood. .....eggs are ok, but not boiled eggs...... smell disgusting, mum made me egg sandwiches when i first started school.......just once, never had one since!.........dont like turkeys either, but thats another story........(raylee).
Sunday, December 5, 2010
How clever of my wire birds to make this nest...... & lay painted wooden eggs! ..... i printed the tablecloth with a cut orange & painted the leaves roughly. it is about 10 years old, has had many washes & still going, the colour hasnt faded. (calico fabric, acrylic paint with fabric medium). I found some really great presents at our local community arts & crafts centre, all very well priced too. i also caught up with some friends there that i havent seen for quite a while, a most enjoyable morning indeed! ....... do you have such a place where you live? if so , check it out.... you may be surprised by the variety, quality, & the prices. (raylee).