Hello and welcome back - sorry I couldn't play last week, our router failed and we were internet-less for nearly a week. Tell you something Peeps - you don't realise how much you rely on it until you can't get it!
Anyhoo, the reason you're here is to see what is on my workdesk this "Back to School" Wednesday...
Here is a shot taken from my chair - I don't think I've taken one from here before so it gives a slightly different perspective...
So what can we see today?
My Ikea cubbies which contain, top left to right, my stereo system - can't be without music while I'm creating, a cupboard full of paperwork for work, a plethora of tiny Really Useful Boxes full of beads and you can see in the corner (click on the photo for a closer look) a blue tikki birdhouse pincushion which I made for a WI competition, the far right cubby has yet more beads. Second row, two cubbies of craft books and behind the sewing machine my Molly Blooms stamps and finally a big box of flowers.
To the right of the owls is a handy TKMaxx shelf unit with my collection of
Left to right on my desk are my buckets of pens, tools, glue and stuff, assorted pincushions and my jug for washing paint brushes, on my craft mat is my Dylusions art journal - more on that later, and in front of the iron is the dictionary I am altering for The Craft Barn's Dictionary Challenge. I've been asked a couple of times if I can still close the book - well now you can see - yes I can - at the moment - but by the end of the challenge? Who knows!
The strange looking pack of fluff with a pink and green ball (front right) is another early birthday prezzie from my lovely Mum and is a pincushion kit which looks soooo cute!
See what I mean!
I don't know when I'm going to find time to do sewing for pleasure rather than work - but I promise I'll post pics when it's finished.
If you're in a WOYWW hurry that's all I've got for this week so thanks for popping in and I hope to catch up with you later, but if you're interested in the Julie Nutting Doll project more pics follow...
You may remember a couple of weeks ago I was playing with a Julie Nutting Doll stamp and having a go at an (un-tutored) She Art style layout in my AJ. Well here is the page so far - I can't say that it is finished because I'm not totally happy with it - but I've hit a block so I'm letting it "rest" until inspiration strikes again.
Stamping the flourishes over the girl helped to ground her on the page, whilst the doodle edging gives her some definition.
This is actually the second incarnation of this page which started off looking a lot like this...
The first attempt was gesso-ed over and then begun again with layers of ink or acrylic paint through at least four stencils, bubble wrap acrylic paint stamping and at least 17 different stamped images. As I said, I'm not entirely happy with her yet, whether the page is too blue, whether she's too small on the A4 page - I'm not sure - but I'll come back to her and hope for the best.
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