Day 333

A busy day of housework and getting things done, so in the morning I did a bit more work on a top secret Christmas project. Lots of ironing bondaweb and cutting shapes to appliqué:

Trying out colours for two grids of shapes:

   
 
And making this lovely rainbow:

 
I need pieces of fabrics which are 17.5 cm wide, and I have a long strip in my stash which is 18cm wide and long enough for all the pieces I need. That’ll do!

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Day 332 and an update

It’s been rather too long since my last post, as I’ve been busy, with lots of lovely family and friends visiting, a couple of heavy colds, and lots of busy-ness at work. I did keep up with the 15 mins a day, but the blogging sadly fell by the wayside.

I made two minion hats, just need to finish crocheting the eyes and sew them on:

 
I started a top secret project, hopefully to be finished by Christmas, but no pics so as not to spoil the surprise.

I did lots of image manipulation:

   
 
I also crocheted part of a toy pig, and did more stuff in sketchbooks.

I learned to make pizza from scratch:

   
  
Today, I went to an Embroiderers’ Guild Dayschool with Sarah Burgess, creating monoprinted landscapes.

I had a great time, learning a lot about mono printing on both paper and fabric.

   
 
This is the piece I worked into most, and am rather happy with. It’s monoprinted, with sari silk, lace, and collaged tissue, with a bit of gelatos for good measure.

  

Day 303

I finished the main part of the first minion hat today, knitting the black band and the yellow crown:

 
I tried it out on my husband, who has a small head and we agreed that it will be good for my younger nephew, but I need to do the next size up for the older one.

I also crocheted two mouths, and now I just need to crochet the eyes and sew them on.