Monday, 19 March 2018

Cottage Journal : Sweet life


Autumn in Australia begins on March 1st, I don't think we've had much of an Autumn for now, it feels a bit like late Spring. This time, in March, there's an annual church market I go to, just around the corner from us. I always bring a little treat home; this year I brought home date loaf and these chocolate chip biscuits (cookies).


I have a small collection of thrift store brought pillow cases which do not have mates to them. I'm embroidering some vintage embroidery patterns onto them and I'll use these mismatch pillow cases to sit in front of the main ones as a bit of decoration. This pillow case still has the label on the inside and it says it's percale...it's very soft. I'm using crayon tinting technique for this pillow case. I have a tutorial for crayon tinting technique Here .



I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Cottage Journal - Simple pleasures


I don't know about anyone else but a box of $2 crayons always makes me happy.


The sachets were shop brought but homemade decorations were added. I used colouring pencils and brushed over the top with fabric medium to help set the coloured pencils.


I've always enjoyed creating cards, it's such a simple activity or it can be as complicated as you like with scraps of paper and such. I made some watercolour cards with inspiring quotes and a touch of ribbon. I think I'd like to make some more eventually.


We've had on and off rain. Good weather for curried apricot chicken. And working on my crazy quilt. I ended up re-patching this section, cutting out long strips of fabric and adding in smaller pieces.  I hand appliqu├ęd the smaller pieces in.


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.