Category Archives: recycling

May Post Cards

I always look forward to iHanna’s Post Card Swap, I think this is the fourth I have been part of. You make 10 postcards, Hanna gives you 10 addresses from around the world and then, when she fires the starting … Continue reading

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Clay play

After the slow business and concentration of learning the new skill of stone carving, Miss E thoroughly enjoyed working with clay and made this delightful leaping dolphin Exploring a familiar medium in  a different way The dolphin was left to … Continue reading

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Post Card Swap! Nov 13

This is my third iHanna Post Card Swap. I LOVE making all these wonderful creative connections across the world. During your visit to this blog, it would be fabulous if you would be able to take the time to put … Continue reading

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Arty Crafty Workshops

We’ve been having fun at our Arty Crafty Workshops in the Village Hall. In the first session we talked about altered books and making our own stamps and stencils: For some it was hard to tear out the pages of … Continue reading

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Creative Mix

Different forms of creativity often thread their way through my day and yesterday had the usual rich mix: first of all I started to sort, tidy and clear in my garage and came across old electrical cables of long dead … Continue reading

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Saturday Link Love

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:
Andrew Hayes has two great loves–pulp books (or at least their pages) and smooth, cool metal. He chose to combine them into sculptures that contrast hard and soft, permanent and easily destroyed. © Andrew Hayes The…

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Workshops!

Eeek! Exciting! One of our lovely blog readers – Pat of the glorious Grass Wave (more photos to come in another post – it’s coming on beautifully) Has asked me to put together some workshops to run in the Hall … Continue reading

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Another Glorious Day

What a luxury – 2 days in a row immersed in collage and sea view wanderings. To get to Portland one drives across ‘The Causeway’ and looking back this morning the sea really was that blue! And there were our … Continue reading

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Machine embroidery

Ever since my wonderful day in London with Lauren Shanley, I have been itching to spend long hours at the sewing machine, and at last I have managed to have a couple of clear days buzzing awayLauren was about to … Continue reading

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Postcard swap

Here are the 9 wonderful handmade postcards that have arrived from all over the world – I do love this swap! I’m hopeful that the 10th will arrive, but 9/10 isn’t bad. I love the variety, but also that they … Continue reading

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One in cottons, the other in silks

Continuing with photos of my fabulous day with Lauren Shanley, having created what might be a cushion cover, in cotton fabric for the first piece, Lauren then suggested we use some silks and a strong element of black in the … Continue reading

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Painting with fabric and thread

I had a wonderful day with Lauren! I am pretty tired but wanted to get some pictures on here tonight…   pinning blocks on fabric to a background ready to zig-zag all the edges I have done a little of … Continue reading

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Lauren Shanley tomorrow!

Last November I mentioned that my wonderful children and their partners had joined together to give me a one-to-one workshop with Lauren Shanley and at last the time has arrived! I will be setting off before dawn tomorrow to get the … Continue reading

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Relaxation, collage style

I have returned home from Wales thick with cold, so I am having a very cosy time in front of the fire today. Last night I was feeling too tired to do anything that needed thought or planning, and having … Continue reading

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Lime Green

Another Post Card for iHannas Post Card Swap. I love the way collage throws seemingly random things together and gets me to play with colour and find colour combinations I would not otherwise have found. In this case, a recycled … Continue reading

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Spring Post Card Swap!

The iHanna post card swap is here! I LOVE this! You join, make 10 postcards, get 10 addresses all around the world and send your cards by a certain date. Then over the next week or so, through the letter … Continue reading

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Brown paper bags

On the theme of blank ‘canvases’ (and obsessive recycling) here are some bags I bought some fruit in, that have not escaped: You can see some other great designs on brown paper on Alisa Burke’s wonderful blog. I see she … Continue reading

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Cushion with a pocket

The back of the cushion (front can be seen in the previous post) Larger concentric squares do not have so many ends to sew in Once the pocket had E’s favourite flower on it it was appliquéd in the middle … Continue reading

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