and having been reading this book which I got from the library (hence the shiny cover which reflects the light for which my apologies) which is filled with inspiring ideas I wanted to see if I could do some embellishing by hand - not having a machine as mentioned in the book. I tried an embellishing machine at the Knitting and Stitching exhibition when I was there and enjoyed using it but at £250 I would need to do a lot of embellishng to justify buying one. But it certainly works better than stabbing it with a felting needle by hand!
I shall add some embroidery and a few beads and that will be another sample for the back of the cupboard!
Next up was some printing on brown paper and adding bits to it and stitching it as mentioned in the book above. I was expecting to produce something like the examples in the book :)! but needless to say this scrap was what I achieved. I think it is something I might like to do more of though and then I might get better at it. This was a photo taken at Stourhead.
although I will certainly forgive you if you couldn't tell!
Must go and do something creative - like open a carton of soup - in the kitchen now as it is supper time here!