Sunday, January 30, 2011

What a weekend!

What a great weekend! I feel like I have achieved sooooo much. Don’t you love days like that? Firstly I didn’t have to work Saturday morning which was wonderful in itself! I got up early and cleaned toilets and the bathroom, did washing and ironing, covered the rest of Rose and Mack's school books (they are back to school this week and my baby Mack starts high school tomorrow!); normally these are all things which I detest! I don’t know what’s got into me but I actually really enjoyed myself!

Hand-Painted Sign
I finally painted one of the double signs (A-frame) that I was supposed to finish for a friend a little while ago and today I did the 80km round trip into town to buy groceries as there wasn’t much food left in the cupboard or fridge!
I made a baked berry cheesecake (YUUUUUMMMMMM!) and a roast leg of lamb for dinner tonight. Gee, I even washed some blankets which have been hanging around in the bottom of the clothes hamper…. and it was hot enough today that they were nearly dry as soon as I had hung them!

I also had a bit of a play around with this skirt which used to be a favourite until I was silly enough to wear it whilst cleaning the bottom of the shower one day. There was a horrid bleach mark on the bottom which meant I haven’t been able to wear it since; but I've had the inspiration to resurrect it!

Today I decided to try and embellish it a little by stamping household bleach on to the hem area with a cork- disguising the original bleach mark. I allowed it time to discharge and then washed it. Viola!

I think it would be wearable now but I am inspired by this piece of lace I picked up in Queensland late last year and want to somehow turn these dots into flowers.

Isn’t this lace just divine?

Off to watch some telly with the Hubble; I'm mending a favourite, favourite, favourite pair of khaki cargo pants using Jude Hill's invisible basting method. I think she refered to it as stitching that glues fabric layers together and that is exactly what it feels like. Jude's blog Spiritcloth is here for those of you who don't know her work yet. She holds online classes; 2 of which I've been privileged to have participated in. I learnt soooo much!

Finishing this post on a high! I feel great that I have done so much! Catch you soon..........

Sunday, January 23, 2011

...........of Bush Dancers

Hello there and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my followers, readers, family and friends!

Wow, it's been a little while since I posted here...! I haven't dropped off the face of the earth; I've simply been busy working on and off through the holiday season; alas with not to much to show in the creative department! :) I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and an inspirational start to 2011! Ideas are still coming thick and fast over here, I'm just finding less time to persue them... I'm planning to get my act together though and eke out some studio time.!
Dear Linda at Edelweiss Gallery, Dungowan has updated my artist's page. It's lovely to have some more recent photos on there. She also kindly included a photo of my most recent addition to the gallery on the Edelweiss Gallery blog! It is a soft pastel painting titled 'Bush Dancers' and I completed it during 2010. (and blogged about it here.) It is now framed in a gorgeous wide but simple gold frame with a triple mat....

I'll be back soon...! Promise!


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