June 30th, 2015
Hello World! This is my latest papercut. A couple of details, such as the surname, have been blotted out for obvious reasons but apart from them, it is done. It is called ‘The World is Yours’.
I have one more to do for a Christopher baby so will make a similar design for him. They take a fair (I’m knackered) bit of time but when they’re done and it’s all intact without any connecting structures cut through, the end result is tremendously rewarding.
Also, the rocking chair is nearly done so that reveal is to come soonish. Next day or so. Still got the seat pad cushion to make but that won’t take long at all. Excited to get it finished!
June 23rd, 2015
Here we are again. Monday and the start of a new week. The sun is shining and the day is warm. My garden is blooming and filling with colour and is calling me to go sit outside and enjoy it all.
But first – two new cushions. I’ve used the stencil from the Craftsmanspace site again, the Art Nouveau bunny. These two cushions are 12 inchers and stuffed with feather-filled cushion inners. The background is a dark tweed and the bunnies themselves are felted wool.
You know I have a passion for appliqué, well, I usually have…. these rabbits are made from so many curves and were a bit of a PITA…. Still, they turned out well and am pleased with the pair of them.
Also showing you a picture of the last paper cutting I made, called Sunshine. It’s framed in a small Ikea Ribba (whatever size that is) and also looks nice.
It went to the craft fair on Sunday but sadly, the event was poorly attended. Very little footfall. It was such a shame especially when there were such lovely things to see (and buy!). Everybody had set their stalls up beautifully and the talents on show – what can I say – such lovely things!
Maybe I do another. Maybe not. I’ll have a coffee outside now and possibly give it some thought or, better still, just enjoy the day. I don’t really give a flying fairy cake about craft fairs today. No bothers!
Have a good day yourself. Bye for now.
June 18th, 2015
Finally finished this paper cutting for the craft fair on Sunday. Have got a good selection of things to take now so fingers crossed for a customer or two.
June 18th, 2015
A quick update here. I went to Ikea on the way back from Dublin at the weekend and bought a few of their ‘Ribba’ frames. I don’t know what else to call them. Shadow frames? Deep frames? Box frames?
Anyhow, I bought a few and mounted my papercraft pictures that I first posted here. Like in proper galleries, I gave them a title. The one above is called ‘Reflection’ which I think is very apt. I’ve even signed it and added my name to the label. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will, right? I do hope someone will like them and buy them though I would certainly have them in my home.
This one is called ‘Promise’ – seeds being the promise of new life and renewal.
Both are backed with dark olive green archival-quality paper to set them off.
I am working on a couple of ideas for paper cutting and hope to get them, or at least one more, done for Sunday.