and trying to get back into our routine.
I hope you all had a good Christmas – we had a quiet time on Christmas Day [no complaints about that] and then a huge family party chez Babybel on Boxing Day when a good time was had by all – thanks to her mum and dad for hosting it.
The Babybellerina didn’t want to wear her tutu at first but after her adoring fans had left she gave her mum and dad a twirl – thanks to them for the photo on the right.
Her dad had tried it on earlier.
Today I have done a little design work and a little embroidery. [And a little cooking, but that was less interesting …]
Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that this inspired a stamp. Or five.
These were made with fun foam - not today, I hasten to add, before Christmas.
And that shape morphed into this, a string stamp.
Which reminds me of this. But I digress.
The string stamp led to this – the sketchbook page was stamped with gold paint and given a wash of ink. The embroidery is whipping, beading , French knots and seeding on a Colour Catcher.
It's been a good afternoon.
Returning to the C&G sketchbook – this is also inspired by Mondrian’s trees, but the trees are more abstract, and the colour more what I think of when I think of Mondrian.
Looking at this, I realise I’ve been very restrained about cutting holes in my degree sketchbooks – time to get the craft knife out, I think …