Saturday, 28 April 2012

Tag Tuesday-Purple

My tag for this week's Tag Tuesday is a confection in  purple to go with the Purple theme.
I raided my stash and, using felt as the backing, stitched on some silk waste, ribbons and machine stitched voile left from another project. This was stuck onto a cardboard strip which had held lavender sachets, and and still had the adhesive on, which I could use again.
Coincidentally, the pastel garden I have been working on in my art class this week has a lot of purple flowers so I photographed the tag on top of it.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Blog header

If you have visited my blog before you will notice I have  just changed the Blog header. This lovely image is from The Graphics Fairy. I hope you like it! Your comments are always welcome if you visit the blog.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tag Tuesday-Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers is the theme for this weeks Tag Tuesday . I started thinking of the beautiful colours of spring flowers, daffodils, tulips, irises and crocuses. However when I went up to my studio to find my tulip stamps, I got diverted by a pack of flowers for collage. I found some green card for background, made marks with pastels and wax crayons, and before I knew it I had finished my tag! It wasn't at all what I had in mind, but I like it.

Thursday, 12 April 2012


I found these fabulous clouds on a spring walk. English weather always keeps you on your toes, you never know what to expect. I waited for the rain to stop before I went out, and had a pleasant walk in the mild sunny afternoon. However when I got home we had a thunder storm, followed by a massive hail storm, with huge hailstones which covered the ground in white. This was followed by heavy rain, which wiped away all traces of the hail! I am 
pleased that my timing was so good and that I escaped all these extremes of weather!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tag Tuesday- Cleaning

The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Cleaning.
 For my tags I took inspiration from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.
Have a look at Tag Tuesday to see how I made my tags.

 Housemaid's brushes

 Staircase brush and Crumb brush

Long-hair broom

Gaufering iron and box iron

Friday, 6 April 2012

Tag Tuesday-Easter

The theme for Tag Tuesday this week is Easter. I chose an image of a lady from a Victorian costumes book, coloured her in,  and stitched flower buttons for her bonnet, trimmed her cuffs with lace, and added  flower cutouts.