(cupcake love – fabric art canvas)
I have been playing about with my fabric stash and some little box canvases this week. As well as furiously stitching brooch pins to corsages, and finding vintage buttons to sew onto my fabric hearts (which don’t, sadly, smell of lavender I have to add, and are purely decorative) I realised this morning that all the printing I intended to do today for my stock of cards etc would have to be postponed as two of my inks had run out!
So I twiddled my thumbs for half an hour, wandered about trying to decide what to do instead of printing and card making and eventually, after a strong cup of coffee (and several Balsen biscuits) I had a whim to get the sewing machine out and top up the heart stash and also make another little fabric picture!
I used little swarovski crystals to decorate the cupcake, like sparkly hundreds & thousands…
Ive got plans for some more pictures of this nature, although Im still deciding whether or not to take them to the fair – there’s only so much room on my table!! 🙂
Anyway…I have to tell you Im still having withdrawal symptoms for sea and sand, thatched cottages, villages that sit snug on twisty-windy lanes under the towering ruins of old castles, seagulls calling, hot fish and chips with salt and vinegar on the harbour, hot sunshine (its disappeared practically since returning north and today has taken on a rather autumnal feel which is very disconcerting!)…
So, to remind myself of some of the nice bits, and I do hope Im not boring you I hasten to add, here are a tiny handful of holiday snaps…ahhhh, them were the days!
A cottage of delights at Lulworth Cove, ice-cream, fudge and sweets – isn’t that the prettiest sweet shop you ever did see?
Sunny cottages adrift with flaming red roses
…and the serene beauty of Lulworth Cove – shaped like a scallop shell when seen from above, the water is glassy green and cool, just right for a hot day paddling with a little girl, who still demands to wear her ‘whimhoot’ everyday despite being back home for almost a week.
Im having a relaxing evening tonight, no crafting or anything like that, just a big glass of wine and perhaps an episode of Ashes to Ashes (still got withdrawal symptoms for that too ha!)
Tomorrow we are going to the Art Show – I dropped my 3 paintings off last night as today is hanging day and we are all looking forward to having a look around the exhibition.
I’ll try and pop back next week with another post, but I know its going to be all systems go in order to be ready for Saturday…but Im looking forward to it, I seem to thrive on challenges and Im always happy when Im making or doing, although to some of you it must seem like I never stop!
I hope you all have good weekends, sending you love and see you soon