Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Crafty Mums are in the middle of a birdhouse swap and I love what I have added to Gail's. The further you are down the list the harder it is to come up with an addition. Helen supplied the cardboard houses, the owner painted the backgrounds and then we started swapping. Gail didn't like her crackled green undercoat so Michelle added the black lace. Jenny added dragonflies and there are leaves on the roof of the birdhouse so using Collections frames and one of the new printed acetates I added windows to each side of the house.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's that time of the year again....

.....nearly! Teresa has gently reminded us that the Arty Oz Collaborative Book is due soon....and I have been working on my pages for weeks now. It is a wonderful thing when you can transfer an idea in your head into a finished piece, without too many hassles, here are my pages. Because the deadline is not for a while I am still tweaking with them, the longer I have them, the more I add, but basically I am happy with them and relieved. It helps when you only have to do 12! The only rule, apart from the size, was that we use an original piece of printed text.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Domestic Goddess strikes again!

Almost. The moths constantly flying out from my pantry finally took their toll and I threw out everything with a use by date in the 1990's. I kept the unopened can of lemonade from 1995, somehow that was empty anyway!?!? And I will never buy brown rice again. No more weevils!