Hope your week is going well. We had a dusting of snow
in the night, and it's cold and hazy,
so for the rest of the day I
stay home, keep warm, and
enjoy the aromas of my marinated
veggies baking in the oven while I am enjoying some 'play time'.
At Simon Monday challenge the theme is
'Spread your wings'
Go tag Thursday it's
feathers, so I hope this giant tag will suffice
for both. I am also linking to Doing life, ATG create with tlc - anything goes, as Desire kindly invited me to join in. I once again used a 12" tag cut from an Amazon
shipping envelope, started with a hand-full of bits and bobs
from my table, which I sewed to the tag. You can see painted and
heat-blasted tyvek, ancient linen from the erosion bundle, feathers,
lace, and scraps of ribbons.The collaging and stamping was
the next step, and then back to
the sewing machine to sew it to a distressed background.
The swan quill is one I found by the Rhine, I gather all
of my feathers from my walks:
It started off with the painted tag substrate and a heap of
It was hard sewing over the quill, and then it didn't
So I unpicked it and sewed it down the other way round -
I cut off part of the yellow ribbon after sewing:
On Sunday the sun showed itself again:
But since yesterday we have wrapped in cold and freezing fog:
As I walked past my poinsettia it started whispering to me, and
said it felt very neglected as I had been only showing
photos of the Amaryllis....Anyway, here it is, beautiful as ever:
The third bloom has started to open, and the second shoot
has grown like Jack's beanstalk and will soon be
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!