28 September 2005
23 September 2005
19 September 2005
18 September 2005
A dog picture? Why? Isn't Maria crafting this weekend?
Well, yes, I am. I've made something for Fillan, and I'm making something for Hope. But I cannot show it yet ... All I can say is that both things are soft ... And so is Zam who took a nap with Magnus yesterday when I was trying to understand our new printer. The old printer-scanner-etc committed suicide yesterday, but then he was indeed rather old and had stopped scanning in a good way over a year ago. So, yesterday we bought a new one :-)
15 September 2005
In the evening, after going to bed, Magnus use to read out loud to me (H.P. Lovecraft's stories) while I knit. This is what I completed the other day (or should I say night?). The beads along the edge are almost not visible ... But it doesn't matter :-)
This is the cover of my board book "the handbag of Alice", a round robin in ABEurope on the theme "Secrets in my handbag".
And this is the first spread of what's in Alice's handbag. The little "friends book" up to the right is for people to sign in, and in the envelope is a little note about what kind of things Alice like to keep, and not to keep, in her handbag. She's not the lipstick&cellphone kind of girl, you know ;-) There are also small notes, a coin, a piece of a map - things she likes.
14 September 2005
13 September 2005
Today I got two packages from Cindy (snail mail swap). She's really so kind and generous and I love all the things she sent me! I've got several *small* ideas of what to sew, but haven't really made up my mind yet. But isn't it a nice feeling to touch the fabric and ribbons and think "I'll create something out of this, I don't know what - yet - but ideas will surely come"?
12 September 2005
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
in the shadows of the night
what immortal hand or eye
made thy fearful symmetry
Wild cats deco for a deco group. It's the first time I participate in one of their round robins and I'm a little bit afraid they're all scrappers making neat decos, while my deco is more rough and altered book inspired ... wiiee ;-)
11 September 2005
08 September 2005
In ABEurope we have a RR which is about a journey, and mailart. This is Elizabeth's box. Up to the left you see the box, an empty video case, which soon was filled with letters and small things (so most of them have to stay outside ...). The story is about the jumbly Alz who's travelling around the world, sending letters to her boyfriend, keeping a kind of diary and collecting stars. She writes him about what happens on her journey and she collect pictures and short stories about what she's seen and done in her diary.
07 September 2005
Today the first package from the craft challenge arrived!! Oh, so exciting! But I wont tell what's in it - you'll all see once I've recieved from everyone. Also, I've now (today) sent out all packages with material for all sign-ups I've had so far. I'd appreciate if you could send me an email or write a comment here to tell me when you've recieved it (as some of you already have done - thanks!) :-)