Inspired by Ro Bruhn I made for the first time some felt circles for fundraising cards. I'd never done a felt sausage to cut up before , very exciting. They ended up minescule, about the size of a 10p piece or a quarter - if the Middlest brings some Oz currency home I'll make a further comparison.
We sold a couple & I'll put a pile in the studio with some spiel about the trip. He's been charged £250 for his inoculations against tic bourne ecephalitis, rabies & Hep B. I love the NHS, it's been good to me (Hep C was free!) but really, poor lad on top of £3,500! I made a sweet ;) little garland for the sale table - string with lots of strips of blue fabric tied to it representing Mongolian prayer flags. Forgot to take a pic. I'm sure deep down the youngest was delighted with my effort!
This weeks pennant couldn't help but be inspired by the Royal Wedding. I did watch it, caught up with B&B ironing to justify standing still for so long. Another reason I was late this week, didn't 'design' the pennant till Friday. The colors are worn by the Prince himself - the Irish Guards uniform; by the Yeoman of the Guard - they were standing half way up the congregation, I think; the Coral Scholars with the little lace collars, the divine little page boys, the State Livery worn by all the footmen & of course the Vics various at the front of the church in all their finery.
The red crosses on chocolate paper with red back & gold twist couched down with zigzag & lace from the Choir & of course the lovely dress, at the bottom. The square is organza on gold velvet - I attempted the reverse aplique Cross - from the vicars vestments - could have done with a bit more practice but it's quirky. The tear drop 'jewels' & the diamond shape with little gold leaf pen squares painted on are also inspired by the vestments. A few beads dotted around in the corners. All surrounded by a thin piece of ribbon found while rummaging in another drawer. Probably the most patriotic thing I've made. I enjoyed it ;)
I really must make some samples for my book, but it's really quite intense once you start. Maybe if I allowed myself more time.....