Friday, January 27, 2012

White Polka Dots

Love the white polka dots formed by the blank centres of this singles-record-cover patchwork.  
Colourful leftovers from a new batch of cord keepers!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More Paper Spheres

Pulling apart books for the work I do has given me a real appreciation for their construction, page quality, spine strength, etc.  I try to save pretty cover pages and have enjoyed making them up into spheres:
These 2 were made from pages from a garden book.  The leafy green jug is a retro find for sale at the markets early next month.
Maps are often printed on cover pages, and so that's what this sphere is made from:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Paper Play

Felt-Tip-Pen Cross-Stitch Rabbit and Paper Sphere: 
I've had some time to do some paper work over the past few days.   
I've been longing to try a cross-stitch pattern on book print and enjoyed my first quick attempt. 
The sphere is one of many I made a while ago.  Inspired by How About Orange, I made this one from book cover pages.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some New Stuff, Some Old

I bought some vintage hand towels to use as floor cleaning cloths.  I don't want them confused with my genuine hand towels, so I doodled with some black embroidery on the edges to id them!  Quite liberating to stitch when it doesn't matter too much how it turns out!
Freshly Found is also heading in some new directions.  I can't say too much about that yet.  But I have completed my time at The Caboodle for now.  Still operating online and at the i♥market, Wondermarket and some products at The Fringe in Cape Town, and feeling excited about 2012!

Monday, January 09, 2012

More Life for Old Blooms

 Pretty, pretty pink roses - a gift from a friend.  

Past their prime. I used the petals and a cross-stitch pattern to make another rose! 
Some more petals in silver bowl to dry out for a while.  [Our climate is too damp for pot pourri] 
  Lovely to enjoy them for a while longer!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year!

I love the beautifual hydrangeas that bloom in our garden at this time of the year.  
So I thought I would use them to help me to wish you everything of the best for 2012!