Friday, 29 June 2012
Another catch up!!
We had Father's Day the other weekend, and one of the gifts for Stuart (besides beer and chocolate) was this handprint forest from the children. Each tree trunk has the child's name by the side of it, and each child was supposed to put their hand in the paint, and make a handprint. All going well, until we got to Sophie! She refused point blank to co-operate, so we ended up drawing around her hand on a seperate piece of paper, painting it and cutting it out to stick on the canvas. Well, it is a true representation of Sophie! But can you imagine my despair, when she came home from pre-school that following week, having been hand and foot painting! Argh!!!
I managed to finish off the commissioned bag for a friend. I have named it the Hibiscus bag, and you can read more about it here.
Sharon, to "The Old Needle Works" which is a fantastic collection of vintage shops, craft shops and cafe. There are courses run there, and it is just amazing! There is a wool shop which is exactly how I have dreamed of having my wool shop, with workshops, fleece, and everything you ever need for all things woolly. In the cafe, you pick your own cup and saucer from a collection of vintage cups and saucers on the dresser, and settlle down with some crafty mags at one of the tables with beautiful tablecloths on. One of the vintage shops had teddy bears having a picnic around a fire, and I managed to pick up a glass jelly mould too!
This bag is the result of my visit to the wool shop, I had decided I wanted to do some Nuno felting. I had chosen the fabric I wanted to use, so picked up some merino fibres to match, and set too that evening! They also had bags of dyed Wensleydale locks, which I just had to incorporate into the bag!