|now, how am I gonna close that box again!?|
This week I took a free online paper crafts class at Rebecca Page, as well as sewing a good bit. I'll show you the things I spent time on, so let's start the show! Starting with fabric...
this fussy little star, pattern by Gyleen Fitzgerald, was made with repro feedsack fabrics, like all the other months of colors... now how am I gonna set these when all 12 are done? Suggestions?
I also set these little scrap geese with free form curvy piecing... don't know where it is headed but it also needs more borders and pieced work...
Sadly this year's index card prompt a day is now over... this is the last one...
|prompt is "prism" |
not much painting this week as I was busy learning new craft forms using paper... but I sneaked in a little bit, using some tombow watercolor markers and some stamps
|use tombow markers to paint your stamps for use on paper|
Overall, there were on average around 6-7 presentations a day, but I related to only a few this time. These fine folk use appliances I don't have, and apps and tools.... so I adapted the lessons to suit what I have. Over time I have accumulated some interesting papers that behave like fabric, and some embossed papers some from Joann, some from Paper source. I got those out along with stamps.
I colored in some of the embossed swirls with a posca pen and gold ink, then pasted on ribbon with a word on it, for the inside cover. When learning I try to use fun supplies but not worry if there is a stray mark or hole, after all it's a learning project.
I also enjoyed some oragami projects. For these I used some printed sheet music from DH... and stamped or drew over it
I love these little boxes. The top one was made with some greeting cards sent to us from colonial williamsburg once... I cut them into squares to make this
gosh I hope I remember how to fold these for the future. It sure was fun!!!
last was the tiny ornament box, to hold tiny gifts or advent calendar gifts...
|made with in embossed silver sheet of paper from Joann's|
All this was fitted in around the usual house demands, laundry, cleaning, cooking, poodle ear treatments, yard management... all necessary but all in all, I'd rather be creating something!!
thank you to friends Joy and Kathleen who zoomed with me this week, as well as Diane and Cindy who chatted with me by phone. It's a wonderful thing to be able to connect in some way.
technology has made me less happy. An update to the computer removed the browser button for a new tab, and removed the compose new email button from that program. That took way too long to correct. I still am unable to comment on many blogs, and comments to mine often don't go onto the post, just to the blogger home page. Grrrr..... so thank you to creative endeavors to balance the aggravating!
Hope you're all able to find time to express yourself in the coming week!