Tuesday saw me at the Dryden Centre in Low Fell on an Upcycling course. Not that I personally did any such thing, no, my first visit was all about looking at the venue, the people and what everyone else was doing. Not too sure why that was, but I'm pretty certain it's part of my psyche.
Watch first, dive in second.
It was a great class and the best thing is, it goes on for all of the summer. The projects the others had embarked on were wonderful; jackets bought in Thailand being revamped to work in the UK; a 60's dress starting a new life as a Donna Karen look-a-like skirt.
As for me, well I took some of my smaller bits of fabric scraps to turn into a Union Jack cushion. Hmmm. But I wasn't too faffed about the way the fabrics sat together so ended up just covering some buttons. (More of those in another post.)
Like so many other people, I adore magazines such as Country Living and, my new favourite, Country Homes and Interiors. But they do accumulate into rather wobbly piles. Even though I'd done a bit of a cull - removing pictures before giving them away - especially the older ones, I was still left with just the pictures. Now though, I have beautiful notecards ready to send out whenever I feel like it, all with gorgeous illustrations.
(ps I used beautiful white laid card stock - it has a luxurious feel to it and is great to write on. It's also very strong without being harsh - this was important for me as, rather than cut the illustrations ready to sew onto the cardstock, I laid the card on top of the picture and tore the paper around it. It creates a deckle effect which I like. P x)