We were expecting the cot bed we ordered for Babybel to arrive tomorrow. So of course it arrived today – fortunately W. was in. Equally fortunately it was better packed than the bedding …
I had been worrying about how we were going to get it upstairs, as Wensleydale is out of action as far as carrying heavy stuff is concerned – but of course it was self assembly and the separate pieces were manageable, so I took them upstairs and he assembled it. It looks like a toy – strangely, more so than her cot did. But hopefully it will do a couple of years before she is big enough for a full size bed.
While W. was wielding his Allen key, I stamped daisies on tops. As I expected, the yellow paint I used looks orange on the pink fabric. I used Jacquard fabric paint which I've had for ages but never used – it seemed quite runny but I don’t know if it is always like that or I’ve just kept it too long. I’ll see how they look when they’re dry and perhaps go over them again with a paintbrush. Photos when they’re dry.
And then I drew my hand, following the instructions in ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’. I was so pleased with the result, I may even post a photo when I’ve taken one.
And that link reminds me - if, like me, you like old needlework books, you might like to look at this on the Book Depository site. Notice the green bar which says ‘Download free e-book’? It’s worth doing – I haven’t looked through it all yet, but there are some beautiful illustrations towards the end of the book.
Here’s a less than beautiful illustration. My attempt to draw the image on the right, followed by me cutting the drawing up and adding some stitch. I think the best part of this is the layered page edges on the left hand side – partly a result of the Japanese binding, partly because they have been cut or torn [deliberately] by me.