I can't really share that much about my latest felt.. too many pieces will be given as Christmas pressies and I don't want to spoil any surprises. Something I can tell you about though..
I recently had some of small pieces of felt in our local museum shop :) it's the first time I've done this and I was quite excited to be honest. Most of the bits I sent were things I had made for a Christmas fair last year which turned out to be a total waste of time.. I haven't done a fair this year so I took my bits 'n' pieces to Haden Hill instead. The top three shelves have my stuff on and the jewellery at the bottom was made by my lovely sister-in-law.
|First time I used my new display materials..|
Gary made me a lovely, sturdy pin board to hang my brooches and keyrings from. I'd planned to paint it but changed my mind at the last minute. Deciding instead to cover it with pages from Gary's first dictionary - the poor book got quite badly damaged when we moved house but I just love it.. it is SOooo 70's, the pages are discoloured with age.. and it belonged to my man when he was just a little boy, which is quite endearing to me. I pasted pages onto the hard board completely covering every surface apart from the pegs, then painted PVA glue all over to give it a nice soft sheen.
|My old camera didn't focus very well in poor light|
I made some new information boards too and covered them with the dictionary pages.. I mounted the info in the centre and you can see the vintage paper around it. The info boards were a last minute quick fix 'cos I couldn't find my old one.. I just used cardboard from a strong box, and even though they are just card, now that they are covered with the paper and PVA'd they are as strong as if I had made them from hardboard.. I was quite surprised at that. The museum closes from Christmas to March so I went to collect our stuff yesterday and we have both made quite a few sales - yay!
I had lots of lovely birthday wishes from readers, on the comments here and as convos from my Etsy shop - thank you all! It meant a lot that you took the time to get in touch :)
My birthday was lovely.. it didn't go quite as planned, Rachael has been ill all week with a really nasty cold (she is feeling better today) it would of been silly to drag her out to the cinema so we shall go another day. I did manage to catch up with my friend Clare who treated me to a lovely homemade soup lunch - thank you Clare :) And Gary brought me a very smart new camera for my birthday.. it has WIFI! I can send pictures straight from the camera to my computer from wherever I am.. I think. I just need to work out how to use it lol. I am hoping that it will be useful for a couple ideas I have for the new year.
OK.. now I have to go finish writing Christmas cards..