I have been decorating a mirror for a friend. The request - very flowery, over the top. Well I think this will do. First I painted the frame cherry red, then added lace, paper flowers, fabric flowers, glass flowers as well.
Yesterday I had some treatment on my knee and while I was waiting for the surgery I did quite a lot of stitching. My sewing room is cluttered with partly done work or sample pieces I have done in the past.
I have a stall at a christmas market soon so I am trying to finish things off. This little piece with french knots on silk will make a pretty button or hair clip.
This second piece is a needlebook. Hand dyed cotton fabric with silk ribbon, beads, sequins and embroidery.
I will line it with green felt to hold the needles.
There is batting between the fabric and the felt to give it a softer feel.
The last item is silk ribbon on calico over a self covered button.
It just needs some metallic threads to finish it off.
I am always so happy to finish things that have sat around for a while.
I am going through one of those creative slumps at present: rthe bronchitis has almost gone which is just as well as I am booked in for an arthroscope on Friday.
I am sure the endless coughing and of course difficulty breathing results in a different mindset.
Survival mode kicks in and there is no energy for anything else.
I have spend some time this evening photographing some of our garden and the improvements we have made to the house over the past year or so.
The birds were starting to settle for the night and it is interesting to watch them vying for the best position.
It is quite noisy and busy and then it all goes quiet when the sun has gone.
Yesterday I bought these two little cabinets to keep my current craft projects in. This little space between the kitchen and lounge has been a bit bare lately and I think this is a great solution. I could have bought one large cabinet but I like the fact that I can move these around whenever I want. By next week I think there will be Christmas decorations on them.