Monday, 22 June 2015
|magazine pictures, doilies, tissue, paint - Photoshoppedto refine picture detail|
|painted, coloured papers, paint and pen|
|(collage detail) - magazine pictures - photoshopped|
Collage is such a lovely thing to do. Kids love it - and adults too!
If you initially choose a picture, you can use it as your inspiration.
It can be done very simply with just one magazine or newspaper,
some paint (not necessary) and of course PVA.
You can scan it, play with it in Photoshop, then print it off. If you use very good quality inkjet paper, (with your inkjet printer), this makes the world of difference. A good quality paper seems to pick up the colours beautifully. (Hahnemuhle Papers are excellent.)
You could make your own cards too.
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
|Daffs and Primulas|
|Bergenia - Apple Blossom|
|cant remember their name :(|
|Clematis Armandii - grows fast and smells wonderful|
|Pansies, Primulas and Hyacinths - Patio Plants|
|Daffs cut from the garden - my favourite|
|Tomatoes potted on and waiting for warmer weather :)|
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Ribbed Mitts – small/medium hand size.
4ply sock yarn
4 dp needles (plus 1 extra for thumb stitches**) - size. 10’s (2.75 or 3mm)
Beginning: Cast on 53 stitches – join up - using last stitch and first stitch K2tog and pull yarn to tighten. (52 sts.)
K2tbl, P2 rib for 4”
Increase for thumb gusset - every alternate round
Continuing in twisted rib, keeping the thumb gusset in Stocking Stitch - (knitting each round)
Using the first two knit stitches of your rib, pick up* 1 st before and 1 st after ..... (one stitch increase on each side of the 2 knit stitches.
*When picking up the new stitches, pick up loop from previous row, place back on LH needle and knit into the back of stitch. **I place these stitches on a separate needle, so it’s easy to know where the thumb increases are going to be.
Continue as above, knitting in twisted rib for main part of glove, and stocking stitch for the thumb, with increases on alternate rounds, until you have 18 stitches on the Thumb Needle. Place these stitches on a longish piece of spare yarn and pull together – I tie a bow so that it’s easy to undo when trying the glove on.
Continue in the twisted rib for the top half of the mitt and knit to desired length – approx. another 4” (total length 8”). Cast off in rib.
THUMB RIB: Place the stitches on spare thread on your needles, adding stitches across the ‘gap’ (approx.4).
You should have 22 sts.
When joining up the thumb stitches, knit 2 tog. on 2 rounds, so as to tighten the gap.
Knit approx. 9 or 10 rows in twisted rib (to thumb height wanted). Cast off in rib.
Sew in loose ends.
These mitts are very comfortable, and easy to make.
PS: hope there are no awful errors - please let me know if you find any :) Ta.
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
hot glue gun. I drew the shape with the hot glue on to a plastic sheet, let it 'set' and peeled it off very carefully. I then placed it on a sheet of drawing paper and spray-painted over it.