Wednesday, June 2, 2010
sometimes it gets so long between posts that i don't know where to start!
I don't mean it too but it gets away on me sometimes. Anyhow, i have been sick with a cold / fluey type thing that has now lead to an ear infection. I had one day off work and its been really busy with lots of extra hours so i have just been going from day to day!
Today i finished my April Dress. We had so much rain in April that it had to be an April Showers dress plus Ive been dying to use one of those paper parasols.
I used the basic dress pattern but added a collar and slimmed it down bit. Its collaged with gesso and then lots of blobs of twinklings. Twinklings really resist so you have to 'blob' it and let dry naturally.
Jacky had sent me a lovely stamped tea bag with chinese lettering and Ive been waiting for something special to use it on. I ripped it up and gelled it on along with some mesh Debbi sent me [ so lucky to get all this interesting stuff from various swap partners]
The images i colored with water soluble crayons and i found the perfect flat bottomed fresh water pearl bead [its not really! well fake] for the parasol.
below is a very sad picture...
luckliy no dresses or dogs were destroyed in the process...