|It is definitely time for a cup of tea, but before I put the kettle on , lets have a catch up|
first, this is my postcard for the big postcard swap, loads of stitching, painting, printing and a few buttons.
|very cheerful and zingy, I hope my swapee likes it. I really enjoy collecting postcards.|
|and this is the postcard I received from Janet Bemis, a beautifully and carefully painted card, thankyou janet.|
And still catching up... .
|really fine work.|
|really fine applique work.|
there were more photos, but they appear to have disappeared.hmm
|this is a tiny fragment of a baby dress painted with walnut ink, to knock of the white, and added to my latest wallhanging full of little scraps and memories.|
|on top of all the stuff are some birdies, just for added interest.|
|oooh its busy, or as I like to say endlessly interesting. and only twelve inches wide,|
|vintage doillies waiting for a tickle from the walnut ink.|
|And then I spotted this stall, sew me something, selling these amazing pinafore patterns, a bit lagenlook, a bit boho,[ old boho in my case] I got really excited and bought a pattern and then fought my way through the crowds to buy some dress fabric,|
|exactly what Iv been looking for, I want some pinafores that I can paint, dye, sew stuff to, I can see a denim one, a vintage one, a linen one, flowers, bees spots ,oh the worlds my lobster, and did I mention indigo????|
|so heres my first attempt, on cheap calico having a swim in a flower vase with some bits of lace, the jar of beetroot keeps it constrained so that the dyeing will be hopefully uneven and splodgy[that's a technical term we dyers use]|
up close and interesting.
next time you will see the results.
oh! its so exciting.....