Thursday, 21 February 2013

feeling very stitchy.

Been feeling incredibly stitchy this week, don't know why, maybe theres a full moon coming, but anyway
I needed a cover for my tea book, so, I popped a piece of old sheet into a jug of tea, added some bits of lace and stuff and after drying, began to stitch.

Its starting to get quite textured, trouble is I never know when to stop, probably when I get bored, who said less is more?, rubbish, only more is more..

Other sewing, oh yes. let the smallest of the tall people read my zakka book and she set to work and made the bookmark, turning the trunk through was a bit fiddly, but isn't it nice.

On Saturday we had a really lovely time at cottenham at the textiles thingy,we saw many friends, drank a lot of tea with friends, met some bloggie friends, [hiya Pam,] and spent all morning with Lynda monk in a workshop where we foiled, painted, and burned. It was brilliant and Lynda is a very generous person, we left with a selection of samples to make book covers, a free CD and a thermofax screen, Lynda is truly a very talented woman, on top of this the fen edge exhibition was amazing, best thing I think Iv ever seen, these artists must have worked really hard to produce work of that standard -wonderful.
After this and more tea we spent some time with Sharon Osborne who very kindly explained
 how to make altered books.
just when things couldn't get any better I found both of Francis Pickerings books on art van go.    on---------yes
 Thank you to all my friends for a  
 really enjoyable day,,

this morning I opened a new bag of porridge oats- what a lovely bag,
thick nice heavy paper. nice printing - I felt a book coming on, Wendy says if you find something that gives you an idea do it quick, don't store it away, so

tore it into page sized bits

started painting.....

Iv added some calico and scrim pages, more paint and off to the airing cupboard for a short end of winter nap....
AND FINALLY. the  kids, realising they may starve to death before mum puts the paintbrush down, set to and made themselves a plate of blueberry muffins,
at last! I may have cracked it.......

nice hat jules.....



  1. Love your stitching, it becomes addictive. I too received Francis Pickering's books in the mail a couple of weeks ago, they're very inspiring.

  2. The tea book is looking great. Yes, more is more. Those porridge oats pages have taken the paint beautifully. I must remember Wendy's advice. Hope you'll bring it to S&S next week. Well done small people the muffins looking delish! (Just seen the comment on the hat vbg thanks!) x

  3. Love the texture on your book cover. What is your tea book exactly? I may have missed a post to explain this..

  4. Tea book cover is LUSH .......X


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