Friday, 7 September 2007
My brother has also brought forward his wedding date so who was asked to do 100 invites in two weeks? You guessed it - me! Thanks goodness my future SIL is easy to please!
Once again I was inspired by Julie H's blog and a gorgeous necklace she made with the pendant being the handle part of a spoon. For some time I have had a project in the works for the kids and I to try. It will be a wind chime once all the parts are assembled but at the moment it is just a jumble of knives, forks and spoons. The pic below is a close up of some of the handles, I love the scrolly ones. Still have to find a few more but I think I am going to have to go further afield as the opp shops local to me obviously know how much I want them because they charge like a wounded bull!
It was my birthday last month and for it I received a handmade bookmark from my eldest daughter. Do you think she has caught on that I like rusty things?! She is the first one to jump out in a carpark and start searching for rusty bottle caps or nails closely followed by two of her other siblings I might add! Got them well trained haven't I!
These next photos are just to add more eye candy to the post. I did this work at least a year ago. The first is a page from a calendar swap for Calling All Stampers, a WA based stamping yahoo group, some great talent from all over the world in this group as was evident by the pages in the calendar. The crown is actually a pink foam die cut from KMart that I painted with rust medium, looks a heap better don't you think?!
This box was done for a swap that didn't go ahead on the INKredibly RT yahoo group. Another lot of very talented ladies on this group too. I am glad in a way because I was very happy with how it turned out so now I get to keep it!
Box with out the lid on.
A page from an Asian deco swap also on INKRT. I really enjoy this theme in my art and was very happy with the book that finally came back, it was one of those swaps that took ages to finish.
I am hoping to make it to tonights' SAJ's as I have missed the last few with DH being away. I am hanging out to catch up with everyone, seems like an age since I have.
Have a safe and creative weekend everyone,