Saturday, 28 November 2009

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Book covers

Although I thought this blog would be mainly about textiles it hasn't worked out that way as other interests keep poking their noses in! But I have made a few things this week, mainly book covers. Here are a couple of them -

The first one is made with "fabric paper" which was then quilted. The second has some embellished felt together with voile and foil, then burnt back, with a fme motif. The next one I made with chocolate wrappers (the smell was delicious! I get some strange looks when I swoop down on chocolate papers after someone has just eaten a choc! You have to be quick!)

Off to learn some more tips at the Camera Club tonight - another steep learning curve! but fun.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Harbour sights

I don't think these would pass muster at the Camera Club but they caught my eye and might end up as textiles!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

All change

It's been a busy week since the last blog - lots of new things happening, like helping to get a new pink (pink!!) bedroom ready, taking part in a craft fair, joining a camera club and meeting new people. Today was a bit different too -

- not the usual sunday lunch (this one's for you Stu!), followed by a jaunt in the hills between Alnwick and Rothbury -

- followed by a quick visit to a garden centre -

How smart are these? Somehow they remind me of frogs ...

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A bus ride

Another bus ride to Newcastle with HO to see -

- some pavement barriers .... no, only joking, but I did like the colours and pattern.

- We went to see the Norman Cornish exhibition at the Northumbria University - his sketches and paintings recall a bygone era of mining and pit villages. We rather fancied buying one but the prices started about £8000! Instead we made do with some library books from the splendid Newcastle library which is due to be officially opened by Wor Queen tomorrow.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Bartering books

A visit to Barter Books ("one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain") left our bookshelves somewhat lighter - we came away with only one as a result of the "barter" but still have cash in the drawer so to speak. It's always a delight to go to this old railway station in Alnwick even if it's only to sit in front of the real fire with a cup of coffee and browse.

After that a quick visit to Morpeth station which yielded some peeling paint - a possible future textile?