Some of you are showing your desks so having had a clear up i thought I'd join in - you can't do a before & after unless you put in some hard work!
Before, after & the sheet I make as I go along. I really can't bear to throw anything away so I make a kind of tiny version of my 50th birthday postcard - lots of bits & pieces that, when I've finished covering this A4 sheet of recycled paper I'll stitch madly all over then make a grid using double lines of stitching, then cut them out, ending up about 2"x3" size, edge with in gold pen & they make popular cards for the studio.
This weeks collage is made using the same papers as before, the scribbling with wax crayons one. I was inspired by Robinsunne to do a little more stitching & beading. The link was kindly sent to me by Jan - thank you!
My squares are back! I had just enough of the crayon paper to make these little squares, stitching & couching down a little & some hand stitching & beads.The gold painted paper is wonderful brown packaging paper softened by crumpling - I know lots of us use this abundant paper. This is in turn stitched to part of some old jeans - my DH was a little upset by the ragged edges & frayed bottom, possibly my favorite parts! I'll make the top edge 'match' (!) the bottom by using some more of that orange thread - I love that Levi orange!
I've got to try to use a thimble tho, my fingers are pathetic, my needles are too fat, I can't see to thread the beeding needles, goodness, moan moan moan! So, I will finish up the bottom square & if I had been organised earlier I would have taken the photo on a day where there was some light & even with a tripod it's a bit blury when enlarged. This is certainly making me try to be better organised - I'll keep practicing, that's the best part!