This nativity scene is constructed outside the City Hall building of our beautiful fair city. Everything is so green after the lovely summer rain we had recently.
During the holidays I hope to work on some unfinished projects and play around some more with paints and textiles.
My Sashiko quilt has been ‘maturing’ in the cupboard because of an artistic block. The girls at Indigo Niche helped me, and suggested another piece of sashiko stitching be added into the next border, so I have launched into stitching this rather large piece of sashiko!!! Thank you dear Sue and Colleen. It is a great project to do at night in front of the very boring TV.
I would love to get this quilt finished this year some time – but then again – we will be going on our camping trips again this year!!
This piece of rather tawdry paper cloth has now become this little book cover. The little square of watercoloured paper was given to me by Shirley, and it was perfect for the front of my book. Shirley. There are another couple of embellishments to go onto the book yet, and I have now added some paper pages into it. The lime green rectangles are finger painted with ‘Silk’ acrylic glaze. It has a lovely sheen which doesn’t show up in photographs.
In the last month or so I tried another technique for paper cloth and the results are quite different. It involves using paper and crayons and stabilizing it all with fusible interfacing, chopping it all up, and rejoining with more stabilizer. It is interesting, and I will be showing it to the TQ Art Quilt Group in January where they can all have a go at creating some of their own.
This piece is a work in progress. Goodness knows what I will end up doing with it. It may get all chopped up again!!
My dear husband has been baking bread. Is he trying to make me FAT!! it smells divine coming out of the oven and who can resist? I love eating the crusts with a big layer of butter and a smidge of vegemite. mmmmmmm.
A friend of mine emailed me this.
So, to all my dear ‘fruit cakes’ have a very Happy Christmas and Festive Season and all the very best to all of you for the New Year.