Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Workdesk Wednesday 12 May

This week my desk is under a pile of fabric. I quite fancy the idea of making my own embellishments / flowers out of materials but found it quite difficult to find anywhere with decent scraps. I ended up finding upholstery fabric at a small haberdashery but the colours are all quite dark. Now they are in front of me I'm not sure where to start!

I have also had a "brainwave". After buying some new frames for my wedding photos I thought I'd have a go at altering the old ones (which I hate). BTW - 13 year of married life today - not bad eh?
I painted with acrylic paint, crackle glazed and then distress inked. I really dont know what to make of the result at the moment - maybe I need to add something else....

Last but not least, I have made another bookmark / tag or two for up and coming birthday's. My yacht was cut out of grungepaper, painted and crackled and placed on a stamped backgroud of nautical type stamps. My friend is a boat fanatic and used to be in the Navy. He's quite poorly at the moment and its his birthday next week so I hope this will cheer him up a bit!

Right! What to do with this fabric......


  1. Great tag, I get my fabric scraps from my friends mum who makes curtains.:)

  2. You have some really lovely work on your blog. Apparently distress ink comes off with shampoo but I've not tried it!

  3. Happy Anniversary and I love your altered tags!

  4. great tag, why dont you try stretching some of the fabric in the frame?