I was asked to take my "wares" along to a sale yesterday morning so I duly paid my money for the table and turned up at around 9.30am - after setting up (which normally takes about 45 minutes or so) thought I'd have a look round at the other sellers' goodies...........to say I wasn't a happy bunny is an understatement - there were three other people selling cards and seeing as there were only about 20 tables in the hall this was absolutely ludicrous. It's not good for the people paying to come in and it's not very good at all for us poor folk trying to sell a few things. One lady who passed my table was heard to say "not more cards!!!" - needless to say she didn't even bother to stop to look at all the other stuff that I was selling.
Anyway I thought I'd share with you a little project I started on Thursday when Jan and I did a workshop with the fabulous Margaret Beal working with organza, felt and a soldering iron. It wasn't finished as we only had about 50 minutes at the show - so had a play this morning and this is the finished "sampler". Basically it is cutting (to show different colour fabrics underneath) and making marks with the soldering iron and fusing together and onto felt. Margaret had a few metal objects that we could "draw" around to cut out the organza or just to make marks and I said to Jan we could use our metal dies........so out they came and I had fun playing with cutting out some leaves and the large flower on the top left hand side. I thought the abstract piece (bottom right) looks a bit like a landscape. It was great fun and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Unfortunately I just couldn't seem to capture the vibrancy of the pieces in the photos as the organza really does sparkle and shimmer, but it gives you an idea.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks for dropping by and leaving me your lovely comments.