Thursday, February 24, 2011

The boys....

My son has adopted two young cats from the RSPCA.

They are called Heimdall and Tyr, both named after Norse gods. This is Tyr
As all good grandmothers do I made toys
which I am happy to report were a great success.

The toys were made from and article in Cloth Paper and Scissors by Diana Trout way back in 2009.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February grey.....

...again. Wet too. Yesterday I received a comment from a name I didn't recognise so I followed the link   Elfi Cella has two blogs, one elf2main is where she shows her  minatures for famous painting and the other elf2mani which has her other painting and photographs. Both are well worth a visit and made me open of Paint Shop Pro to play.

I turned this

into this
and then into this
Hopefully Mother Nature will soon change it back again.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A fun day.......

of which I was feeling much in need after a nasty week. "Us girls" all had a play with the Wen Redmond technique from the last post.  I love it when you all  follow the same technique and end up with something totally and uniquely yours.  Look at these Val, went for wonderfu, vibrant brights, Marien made lovely, subtle, earthly colours and I went for chintz.

Unfinished with lots of playtime left. 

I came across two, new to me, blogs. Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made has this tutorial for a shrink plastic bracelet, she also provides downloadable PDFs of the ephemera.  She has lots of other interesting projects.

On a quite different note is  Spitalfields Life. If you are interested in London this is full of past and present doings in this old part of town.

Sunday, February 06, 2011


things are a bit hectic here at the moment, our Youth Theatre production of "Nine" is racing towards us, so lots of long rehearsals.  Equally our Tenth Anniversary of Sevenoaks EG is also coming soon, (April) and prjects have to be finished.  Eeeek! However the last issue of Cloth,Paper, Scissors(34) made me put all that aside while I tried out the article by Wen Redmond, "Fabric collage Mail Art". Here are four of the eight I made all in one go.  Mass production, marvellous.
  I also managed to put my Ideas of Inspiration post up this morning, the theme this month is Square. This is a church window in Ravenna, Italy, I played with it a little(PSP)  and love the effect on the glass.