Monday, 28 July 2008

Wedding Blues

My son is getting married in a few weeks time, and all the usual last minute wedding planning hiccups are happening. The latest is the cost of flowers for his two young cousins who are being flower girls. The quote from the florist was astronomical, so I was called on to help. We decided to get some white baskets and fill them with some very pretty artificial "petals" that my soon-to-be daughter in law had found.
So, I undertook to find and decorate some baskets. Easy, huh? Not a bit of it. There is not a "small cane basket with handle" to be found anywhere in this town. In desperation, I ended up in one of the shops that seem to be full of cheap gifts and clothes - and there they were. Little white wire baskets covered in organdie and beads. There was only one problem - the wedding theme is blue and white, and these were covered in gold beads. What a chance to play! And here is the result - it's not finished off yet, as there is still the possibility that the bride won't like it at all. But I please keep your fingers crossed that she does, too...

And this is what it looked like before...

And the very best part? The baskets cost $2.50 each!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Something new

Isn't it disappointing when you visit a favourite blog, only to discover that there is nothing new to look at? Never mind that the blogger has so much happening in their life that blogging has had to take a back seat for a while. You're frustrated with them, and that's all that really counts for you.

So, in the interests of reducing your frustration and giving you something new to look at, here's another one from my wall. This is another A4 piece made for a challenge. I was handed a page from a magazine and told to reproduce it in fabric. This is the result. I really didn't want to do it - the subject matter didn't inspire me at all. That is until I unearthed the cat fabric that makes up one side of a pyramid - ancient egyptians and cats, hmmm- it all seemed to come together from there...see what you think...