It's take me ages to get round to buying an outfit for Marc and Alix's wedding next month but at last I've done it. Typical me I found it when I was looking for something else. Strictly speaking I didn't find it the kind shop assistant ran round in circles looking for suitable dresses for me. I was looking for a suit but ended up with longish silk dress with beads round the neckline (just discernable in the photo) and round the edges of the cap sleeves. I also bought a short cream collarless jacket which turns it into a wedding outfit fit for the mother of the groom. This morning I had to go back into town to buy suitable underpinnings, shoes and bag to match the outfit. Alix is relieved I've finally got an outfit, she had an image of me turning up in jeans, tshirt and flip flops.
I turned my first attempt lino cutting samples into a book cover. I covered one of the 49p plastic folders Sainsburys sell for their recipe cards. They are just the right side to store postcards, They have two slots cut in the front cover of the ring binders which act as a lock so the book doesn't open out. I've covered quite a few in the past and have several of them filled with fabric postcards. I bought six on Saturday to take to our next Dippy Day later this month where we are all going to make a book cover using different surface design techniques. Should be interesting and will post pictures if I get the chance.
This is my next project for stamping fabric. Our lesson objective was to make a stamp with movement this one started off as bark but not sure what it'll turn out like.
More goodies from the postman, the two postcards are from BQL's monthly challenge and the single one from Art4Mail. BQL's July challenge was to make a postcard, think August's challenge is a lap quilt. The Art4Mail challenge I spoke about in an earlier posting. Helen and Jo's cards are very different, Helen has concentrated on feather quilting Jo on raw edge applique. Gwyneth's challenge techniques for her card were 1, painted fabric with silk or watercolour paints, 2 pleated fabric, 23geometric block 4 quilt with a curved line and 5th couching. Hasn't she done well.