Monthly Archives: June 2018

Unsuccessful experiment


I started playing with a glass art kit over the weekend. The idea being that you put pictures behind the curved glass and make yourself something pretty and decorative. They look alright from a distance, but on closer inspection it looks like the paper is wearing out. I suspect I was probably a little heavy-handed on the glue. Either that or I needed some more robust paper.

I guess my major learning is that I should have done one, waited to see how it turned out and then adjusted my technique rather than just jumping in and making up the whole batch.


Folding and sticking


I have been busy making up some kits I bought at the craft fair a few weeks ago. I don’t really know how to describe these projects (a purse and card case). It’s not really sewing because no stitching occurs. It involves folding the fabric and the whole thing is held in place with the final layer of sticky vinyl lining fabric and the clips. They are cute though and kept me out of mischief for one day this weekend.

The rest of the time was spent whipping a small part of my garden into shape.

Craft fair


There was a craft fair type event in town this weekend, so I went and checked it out yesterday and picked up a fair amount of inspiration. I went to two demonstrations, one on sashiko and the other on wool felt applique. I may have collected some new hobbies. There were also lots of lovely quilts to check out, but also a whole section on paper craft which I look at with envy because I have the fine motor skills of a drunk baby elephant. If I try to glue a small bit of anything to a bit of paper I end up with glue everywhere and things stuck to my hands. But nice to look at others work admiringly and be surrounded by crafty people for a part of the day.

The rest of the weekend was spent on chores and gardening. I did manage to create a small potted veggie garden in one corner of my patio as well as doing a bit of weeding and hedge trimming. Still plenty more to do though. It gets so out of hand during summer when it is too hot to do anything other than mowing, so winter is the time for pulling it all back into line.