almost as much as I love fabric.
Here is the beautiful card that Tania sent me, with my winning ticket to the Stitches and Craft show. It was so lovely to receive real mail, with handwriting and a textured envelope and all. Inside was one of Tania’s Goccoed cards – you can certainly tell that she is a graphic designer – such a spare design, so well balanced and beautiful. I am off to the show for the day on Friday – say Hi if you see me!
In the background there is a paper handbag that I learnt to make last Friday night. A group of us usually get together for a video and a chat (and sometimes both at the same time) once a month, but this month we got crafty. The lovely Barbara taught 4 giggling, bubbly-sipping students how to create these little wonders.
As predicted by Barbara, I came home and spent the next day teaching the kids with some kindergarten squares we had lying around (the kinder squares are really too light, but easier for little hands to fold). We still have to make 2 handles, but the kids were pretty pleased with themselves. BTW – the pink, spotty was from Barbara for Easter, filled with lovely chocs, and the Green one with the Star button was her sample she made – I am not that good yet.
I have since bought three pieces of double sided scrap-booking paper, to make a stronger one with each of the kids, but I am drawing a line in the sand – I am not going to take up any form of scrap-booking, or start buying loads of paper!
This is really the only type of paper I need. These are sketches and Illustrator drawings inspired by the cushion in the previous post. I am pleased with my design to a point – but that is the problem – the points. I would like to make this motif up as a needle turn applique, and some of the points are too sharp. The design I have come up with would work as a raw-edge fusible applique, but I am going to have to keep reworking it, if I want to needle turn it. Watch this space.
What do you like to do with paper?