One craft that I have neglected very badly since moving to South Africa is card making. I used to make all of my own cards.
My step-MIL is also into card making and Gorgeous Man and I used to go and visit a couple of times a year. The men would go fishing and SMIL and I would have a day or two stamping and making. I’d always come home with a stash of cards. Spending time with her on this trip revived my card making mojo and while we were there I made a few cards and did some stamping of images to bring back with me. These are a mix of cards made in Australia and here in SA since I’ve been home.
Kerin sent me home with some beautiful completed scrapbook pages, and some that were in progress. Here is one that I finished off by myself.
The ribbon does line up across the two pages. I was just in a hurry when I took the picture…
Finally, Tuesdays are for spinning and this is what I worked on this week.
This is a top that I dyed myself (all of my coloured tops I’ve dyed myself because the postal service isn’t trustworthy enough for me to order from Etsy – one way to breed self-sufficiency I guess). I’m really pleased with how the dye turned out. It’s pink and white in some sections and brown and pink and white in others. The colour is very subtle. The only preparation I did to the top was to split it length wise so that I can spin a two ply with colours (hopefully) aligining. This top is spinning like butter as well, very easy to draft. I set myself the challenge with this to spin as finely and as evenly as possible. So far so good.
And because we can’t have a post without a picture of Gorgeous Girl, here is one of her picking the mandarins at Grandpa’s place.