Our tree is still in the loft but this tree from the church festival is decorated with eggboxes and paper stars! Ingenious!
I have had a busy day but don't have anything impressive to show. I did make a notebook cover this morning but I forgot to photograph it so I'll try and remember tomorrow. I had a play on the embellisher (with its broken needle) as I had a small project in mind and I'm quite pleased with the piece I've made.
This doesn't look much but the piece on the right is the start of embellishing the shetland carded wool I bought at Harrogate onto wool batting. There are 3 colours here. I think the other material is a silk or maybe taffetta that I decided to distress to see what would happen. It distressed very easily and has a lovely loopy texture. I shall play with this again.
This is the embellished wool sample with additions made. I added scrim in several colours, organza, dyed cotton (which disintegrated beautifully) and chiffon and have now cut this up to make ATCs which will have handstitching and beading added.
For some reason I felt impelled to get some of the Christmas food shopping in today. I couldn't face the thought of probably panicking next week so our turkey crown and trimmings are now safely in the freezer and I feel I've taken some of the pressure off myself. I've made a token gesture towards getting the housework done ready for Mum coming - I've cleared my sewing stuff off her chair so she can sit down! All I have to do now is clear all my sewing gear out of the back room and put Mum's bed up then clean through, finish buying presents, deliver said presents and cards, put up the tree, go to an art workshop on Saturday (Yay!), go food shopping again, make 3 ATCs for a swap due this month and 3 postcards for a swap due next month, finish the project I started today and keep blogging! Hmmmm! Plenty of time yet! *LOL