Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring is sprung!

Hello lovely people!

Spring is finally here! Hooray! The sun shone for a brief day and gave us a hint of what may follow. Oh, please don't be too far away, sunshine.... Easter seems to have snuck up on me and disappeared as quickly as it came  - shame, really, as I had LOADS of crafts in mind and, once again, managed only one. But since it was a good one and can be adapted for any subject, I thought I'd share it with you.

Tissue Paper Art

It really is super simple... I'm not terribly good at drawing so cheated by asking Google for an outline of a chicken. This is what I came up with...

Holding this against some black card, I cut out a silhouette of this lovely chicken. Then I found several different colours of tissue paper, piled them up and cut out a suitable sized egg shape.

The fun was then to arrange them on a large piece of white paper and glue them into place. 

And that was it! Super super simple!

I'm going to think about other possible Tissue Paper Art now. Since the frame is on the wall, it may mean a new piece of art per season...Watch this space!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Where has the time gone...?

Oh my, what a neglected blog this is?! Dear reader, if you're still out there, thank you, for patiently waiting.....  

Today is 1st March, a step closer to Spring. It's grey and rainy outside and feels much more like November. Better than November though because the nights are lighter and that means summer is coming. Hooray! The best time of year - signs of new life and hope for the warmth of the sun in the not too distant future.

We have been busy with life, of course, since I last wrote. If you follow me on Instagram (@such_lovely_things) you'll have seen some of the loveliness. In case you missed it, here are a few pics to whet your whistle!!

 Turning an age-old hand-knitted Aran cardigan 
into a cushion cover. I LOVE this so much!

 Collecting 'lovely things' on the beach in Mallorca.

 A bit of twisted sister!

Quilt and curtain-making...

Unsurprisingly, only one of these two things got finished. The curtain is done and looks fabulous in situ. The quilt is nearly there. Look out for more photos in due course.... 

And there are plenty more things I could tell you about, but the call of World Book Day costumes is getting louder. I'm off to fashion some cat ears and tail for the smallest child and a Cleopatra outfit for the larger. Hmmm, wish me luck!

Happy March everyone!