Sunday, 17 June 2012

Little things


I've been looking longingly at Becky Shander's article in Somerset Life and wanting to try my hand at producing a little fabric book necklace and this weekend I had a go.



Wanting to display them on a different background meant I gained a visitor who thought I had got it just for him!




and I experimented with a few more lace colours and words like, Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.
These little books are made with lace folded over with some dryer sheets or muslin/gauzy fabric inside.  Little words hand stamped on other bits of material form the front with the addtion of some pearls, rhine stones and on one (and on Becky's original) a rusty safety pin holds it all together.  Then a piece of string sewn in at the top provides the chain - such a lovely idea.  One of these is going off to a friend tomorrow.



And all the time I had company with me of course!


I love Becky's work and hope you get a chance to pop over there and look too!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Thoughtful Friday 167


“We need, in love, to practice only this:
 letting each other go. 
For holding on comes easily;
 we do not need to learn it.” 
-Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, 1 June 2012

Thoughtful Friday 166


"Overcome the notion that you must be regular.
It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary"
Uta Hagen