Inspired by the play with ordinary paper, I felt like playing with some silk paper.
I was flicking through a book that I have to return to our local felting guild on Saturday, when my eye was caught by a lovely little neck purse, type of thing. I thought it would be great for school, as I am always leaving my keys on the ground, in school bags, under hats, on the ground next to the car, (I kid you not.... gee, someone please steal my car.....) and I'm tired of it. It's summer and screamingly hot, so I'm usually in shorts with no pocket. Add to that, I am about to learn Options Trading (so there!), so Iwhen I start that, I'll have to have my phone on me 24/7....
Oh! Also, I have descovered the joys of being an ignoramus trendoid, and wearing my iPod in the shopping centre. Not only do the fellow shoppers melt away, so does the music (hah! music - snorts away!), and best of all, the hawkers trying to get me to sign up for an American Express (ah geez and now the snorting starts) or the latest don't ever iron your clothes again gizmo (wot! use an iron on clothes? Hah again!) don't even try!!!! How good is that?!?!?
I hate being put in the position of ignoring these people. it goes against my grain to do so, but I refuse to play their "she just made eye contact beauty mate" game. They should be banned from shopping malls. End of story. My deep apologies to anyone reading (highly unlikely, reading that is) who has this job in shopping centres..... I have no wish to offend personally, I just don't like being made to feel like I have to run away because I can't afford to buy/subscribe/get an obligation free quote. I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY!!!!!!!
Sorry, side tracked, frustrated rant there... Back to the silk paper, neck purse thingie. I didn't have any silk paper on hand that was wide enough or strong enough (minimum three layers) for this project, so I dragged out my Rachel Meek dyed silk and the Jo Sonja's acrylic medium, and off I went..
I know I sound criminally conceited by saying this outloud, but "Dang! I LOVE it!! These are MY COLOURS and how!"
I also found the little quilt that I made the kids in 2004, that Gracie used for her 'rest time' in pre-school last year....
I laugh every time I see this quilt, especially the chook in the middle. I was going to do one every April depicting the kid's favourite things, as is the case with this one. But as usual last year, life got in the way. Not to worry, there's always April this year. Here are some of the things that my children had as their 'all time favs' in 2004:
Chooks (our next door neighbour acquired three, that the kids sill love feeding every now and then):
Frogs (still an ongoing and even more of an obsession. Apparently, when we get our new house, we will be making a frog habitat, just ask number one son!!):
And a few other bibs and bobs, icluding the first ever redwork (or any type come to think of it) embroidery I did. They called the heart "mummy's love", which I though was so cute;...
When I first gave this to Gracie to take to school last year, she only just fitted under it, now both head and feet poke out, so it lives in the linen press. But it is dragged out and used in whatever games they are playing every now and then. It has been a:
bridge for matchbox cars;
house for all the teddies in the house.... also their picnic rug.
Sigh. They grow up too quick. Let's see what the April 2006 quilt shapes up with.... I'm betting the frogs will be there in force, to say nothing of Mummy's love......