On my last birthday I received a potato head card which included sticky backed features that you could choose and place on the card where you liked. There was a surplus of bits which I have used on my own potato head shapes for these pictures. I like the wild woman the most.
The picture and creatures below were created from the shapes left after the stickers were removed.
A few years ago I bought some wooden mushrooms for the kiddy [me] but I didn't like how they looked so I painted them.
And I thought I would share this mushroom with you again, it was in my garden in 2010 but that was the only time I have ever seen them [there were 2]. The fairy is still hanging around somewhere though.
The background is an old one, but my own work, which was inspired by board games.
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I've put another couple of items in my Folksy shop, but I'm wondering if I should put the rest in Etsy or Misi as I'm finding Folksy so s...l...o.....w, does anyone else have a problem with it?
I have put in some Art Buttons, these are some of the actual buttons that were featured in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. The card was another image from Graphics Fairy which I altered especially for the buttons.
Also another mini pendant with a hand embroidered flower, mainly French knots
and on the other side is a miniature stitch sampler
I bought myself a new 'toy', a tin of inktense blocks - they are inks in a block. You can use them dry or with water, below shows the colours both dry and wet.
I did a few quick, very quick sketches in my sketchbook.
Then I thought I would try them on fabric. I used my gel printing plate, but on the first experiment the ink was to dry to transfer to the fabric. When I applied water to the plate then drew in it with a block, it worked just fine....but I was quick.
The tortoise was a freehand drawing directly onto the fabric.
I wasn't sure about washing, so I rinsed out a sample and the inks stayed put, so it looks like they will be good for fabrics. They have inspired me to start a bigger project......
Yeh! This week my blog has been featured in the Best of the Web, a weekly series on the Craft Corners blog. Check it out here.
Take a stitch Tuesday - the stitch this week is linked double chain, a new stitch to me. I've stitched on a crazy quilted ATC again this week, more vintage fabrics. I've also included some other embroidery stitches and beads.
It has been a while but I have decided to add items to my Folksy shop again, gradually.
So far there is a pendant and a brooch but I will be adding more items soon.
I made an apron out of a tea towel and two metres of tape. Just cut off the two top corners, fold over the edge twice and stitch in place. Sew on some tape at the top to go around your neck and two at the sides to tie around you.