Saturday, 21 January 2012

These beautiful flowers were one of the table centre-pieces from my step-daughters wedding which was yesterday.  A lovely day with family and friends.

Monday, 9 January 2012


We're redecorating my daughter's room and now we have another hole to fill in the walls, thanks to a falling bookshelf. Oh dear!

Friday, 6 January 2012


Tie-dyeing with my daughter and her friend.  These are the test pieces so they could get a feel for what the different ways of tying or using pegs (second from right) could turn out like before they dyed their t-shirts. I haven't managed to get a photo of the t-shirts yet but they looked pretty good and my daughter has already worn hers.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


These flowers make me smile when I look out the kitchen window, I love these colours.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A lovely surprise

Just before Christmas, Selvedge magazine held a holiday giveaway and I won one of the prizes, a box full of goodies from Paperphine.

 And when the parcel arrived it was so exciting unwrapping everything. 
Colourful paper twines.
 And a necklace made of fine paper yarn. There is a ring as well but I haven't got a photo of it yet.
 More paper twine on vintage wooden bobbins, once used in silk weaving mills.
 And yet more. The white yarn is "Fine Paper Yarn"with a diameter of only a fraction of an inch (0.01 in / 0,4mm).

 Twisted paper twine on a wooden spindle from an old Austrian weaving mill.

What a great gift to finish the year with.