oh my – there was i getting really good at regular blogging, when i got completely sidetracked with all the crafty stuff !! its been a number of weeks since you’ve heard from me, but i though i’d better pop in before the impending summer holidays (which are approaching fast, beginning later today in fact) and the bombardment of ‘i’m board’ commentary from my off-spring. this is my desk today —
its the usual clutter of mixed media detritus that befalls me with every creation. but i’m trying to complete some of my earlier pieces, which were held up by the disappearance of my resin. i eventually found it residing the heat-baked loft – which apparently it didnt like, as it had completely baked into a pile of uselessness. I have now aquired some new resin – which i am keeping a sharp eye on (so it won’t befall the same fate)
last visit i began using up some small scraps of fabric that had been gathered over the years and annoying me of late. The idea being to crazy-patch them all together, and embroider with some zentangle like design, to eventually become a bag. This is the current state of the project –
its very slowly moving toward its envisaged destination – but as my title suggest i have been sidetracked by other crafty thoughts, which began when thinking about how to finish this project.
my initial dilemma came about due to a lack of cording for the construction of handles for the bag. my resolution – use up the wardrobe full of wool from upstairs – but how ??? this question lead to lots of investigation and the eventual acquisition of some kumihino disks and bobbins, and lots of u-tube watching – which has thus far resulted in these —
But lead to yet more questions about how to finish the braiding, and how to personalize these little bags and braids even more. i am currently still investigating – the possibilities are endless, but my current favourites are lamp-work beads, metalwork (including fretwork, filigree and chasing and reposing), and enamel work. needless to say all of which involve the acquirement of lots of tools, lots of practise and lots of u-tube videos and library books – watch this space !!!! .