Sunday, 5 August 2012

Handmade Monday 78

Hello and welcome to Handmade Monday, which is the place to share your latest craft blog post.  This is what you do:
  • blog about something related to handmade
  • add a link to Handmade Harbour in your blog post
  • click the linky tool below so your blog appears on here
  • visit some of the others and leave a comment if you see something you like!
This week I've been playing with fabric

 sofa so good

paper

 having a ripping time

and glue

 testing out techniques

This is a commission for Craftseller magazine, and while I can't show you the whole thing yet, I can tell you that I am quite pleased with how it's shaping up!

I also had a day out this week - and spent the weekend making up for it!  Still, I think I'm lucky to be able to work so flexibly most of the time.  Slotting in a midweek day at the seaside feels like a real treat.

 sun and sea

What's your week been like? 

29 comments:

zoe said...

Am I being dim or is there nowhere to leave a link?

Wendy said...

The linky tool opens for submissions at 6pm. See you later x

knitnrun4sanity said...

I bought my first copy of craftseller magazine this week (what a coincidence!) I have no idea what you can be doing but knowing you it will be great! Glad to see you chose a sunny day to go to the beach :)

knitnrun4sanity said...

I bought my first copy of craftseller magazine this week (what a coincidence!) I have no idea what you can be doing but knowing you it will be great! Glad to see you chose a sunny day to go to the beach :)

Handmade Crafts said...

Never bought Craftseller but the project looks interesting. What a beautiful picture of the sun and sea, so tranquil.

Planet Penny said...

Very intrigued by your project, and love your little bit of seaside! Have a lovely and productive week x

Kat Shenton said...

I love Craftseller. I got my first copy a couple of months before Christmas last year and I ended up taking a subscription after I got upset over missing one issue. Sad but true!

Your project looks very interesting. I will be looking forward to seeing the end product!

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Intriguing project - look forward to seeing the final result. Hope you have a good week.

zoe said...

Doh! I was being dim then. We are 2 hrs ahead you see.
Your applique looks lovely Wendy, can't wait to see more of it. I've been doing some freestyle machine applique myself this week too. Must be something in the air :)

Free Spirit Designs said...

oooooh your pictures are very tantalising! I particularly like the look of what you've been doing with fabric :)

I have a subscription to Craftseller so will definitely see your feature - can't wait!

looks like you had great weather for your seaside trip - how lovely, and a great idea to make the most of it whatever day of the week it appears on! x

Handbags by Helen said...

Intrigued to see what you've been making.....

Ros Made Me said...

Look, if you only told us, we promise to keep it a secret... honest. Look forward to seeing you in Craftseller!

Picto said...

There's not many things better than ripping paper and playing with glue. Looking forward to seeing the results of your work.

Jan x

Ali said...

I'm intrigued to see what your creating. Love the sun and sea photo, so peaceful.
Ali x

Margo Price said...

The little sofa embroidery really appeals to the machine-embroiderer in me - such simple images are really brought to life with the addition of an embroidered line.

Mythillogical said...

Already liking the look of that sofa- look forward to seeing the completed project

Fiddly Fingers said...

There's not much left to say, everyone's beaten me to it!! Perfect 'lesson' on how to write a post leaving your readers wanting to know more! Brilliant Wendy :)

tillymintboutique said...

I bought craftseller a few weeks ago and loved it, can't wait to find out what it is that you're doing!

Martha said...

Like the revised rules at the top of the post Wendy :) I think we needed that sort of "clearing" and "explanatory" discussion :)
I can see lots of lovely crafty creations there. Fab!

oh my goodness, you have torn the dictionary!!! (I collect dictionaries and all sorts of language/linguistic books so for me it feels like a sacrilege ha ha :P) I wonder what's gonna be made out it! a mixed media journal perhaps?

Your sewing looks good, judging from the photo. will you reveal some more? :)

Feisty Tapas said...

Hi! I have just discovered your blog and I thought I'd enter the linky. I love it, I look forward to checking the other posts.

Wendy said...

Martha: haha, I promise it was already falling apart. Not a journal, but I will reveal all when I'm allowed to (it needs to be in the magazine first).

Feisty Tapas: welcome - hope you enjoy it x

Thanks everyone for your comments x

Chris Powell said...

What a lovely photo, it looks so peaceful, carnt wait to see what your creating :)

Wendy said...

You know, Chris, I've just looked at it again after your comment and it does look peaceful, doesn't it? It's Llandudno, and we were sat on the edge of the busy prom. It was lovely, but not quite as tranquil as it looks!

Clare Lewis said...

looking forward to seeing your finished project and how great to have an impromptu trip to the seaside, now that's what I need :)

ClairLou (yarns from down under) said...

I'm with Ross made me.......just tell us and we'll keep your project a secret....cross our hearts...

No? Oh well will just have to keep reading your blog!

ClairLou (yarns from down under) said...

I'm with Ross made me.......just tell us and we'll keep your project a secret....cross our hearts...

No? Oh well will just have to keep reading your blog!

Susie said...

LOL we'll keep it secret, I'm laughing at that!
Anyway, glue always interests me. I had it all over me earlier today. :)

pastimehobbyist said...

I can keep a secret, so it's ok you can whisper what you've been creating.

Richard Norman said...

Hello

I stumbled across your blog. Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press

Im'e a gilder and use gold leaf and imitation gold leaf rather a lot.

Have you thought of gilding onto paper?

It's really quite easy to gild onto paper, and there are various ways to create antique and distressed finishes as well.

If you have a moment, pop over to my site, there is quite a lot about gilding onto paper, in particular there is an old bookbinders trick which you can use to make really authentic looking imitation vellums and parchment papers from ordinary papers.

Good luck to us all.

Richard