Brown/Blue Spotty

21 April 2011

Bunting, Being Good & Boys

Our Tuesday stitching group met up on The Hill this week for a spot of painting with Sandra and this was our project.  Lovely wooden bunting.
The table was set ~ very neatly ~ with our kits and the necessary tools and supplies.  Tea, coffee, cake & biccies in plentiful supply.  There is definitely an art to being able to complete your project and manage to eat & drink ~ I need little more practise I think!

We painted the sides and back of our flags then added patterned papers to the front.  The flags and card letters were inked at the edges.  We embellished with gold paint, fine black pens, buttons and bling ~ sorry it doesn't show on my photographs ~ and we all finished.  Another fabulous workshop evening.  Mine is currently hanging from this wooden blind..
Following our spring workshop with Sandra the Lovely C and I will be returning to complete the other seasons in June, September & December and I'm really looking forward to them.

I have been really good ~ honest indian!  My exchange that arrived last week is still trussed up in it's envelope but I only have to wait until Saturday so not much longer.  I mailed my envelope on Monday and I hope that my partner likes what I made ~ I will show pictures once the reveal has finished.

And finally, boys and not just any boys! Those of the GB variety ~ our GB1 & GB2.
I love this sepia toned drawing, it hangs on our lounge wall.  It's almost 13 years old and always makes me smile.  I date it from knowing that it was completed prior to GB2 getting his glasses, just before his 2nd birthday.  The company that did the drawings came to the nursery that the GB's attended to take photographs which were then used to complete the drawings.  I have been trying to find the details of the company as I might like to have an updated version ~ not sure that the GB's will be over enamoured with my idea, but I shall just have to withhold pocket money persuade them.
I am looking forward to the holiday weekend ~ we have birthdays to celebrate, including my Mum & LM.  I'm hoping for lots of stitching time, the last of my exchange pieces just needs making up ready to be mailed on Tuesday.  I'd like to try to finish Grace as I have a new start in my head ~ need to practise with some soluble canvas (provided by the lovely C - Thanks) to see if my idea works.  Success or failure I shall let you into the secret once I get going.
Till next time.



Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely and neat creation!

Sheilasembroidery said...

This sounds very mysterious, looking forward to what you have planned. that drawing looks fabulous. Hugs to you, C and Sandra

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely pictures of your two GB. I'm sure most mums would like this. Lovely bunting.

Mouse said...

oooo love the bunting :) must have a go at this have got lots of crafty stuff in my room :)love the drawing of the boys ... I had the same prob trying to get a photo of all of us together :(
oooo soluble canvas let me know how you get on with it :) love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

Your wooden bunting looks wonderful

Barb said...

oohh nice bunting there Kate, must try that I think, I like sepia pics and the boys picture is great, would you have them in sepia again . I also like black and white photography .
Look forward to your next project