Sneak Preview of Saturday’s workshop project….

This is what we’re doing on Saturday – they were SO much fun to make and I love the way the little flaps open out for messages or photos.

Moulting season……

I’m sure he looked tattier when he was feeding young, but he’s a real mess at the moment, with only two or three tail feathers and what appears to be a VERY painful leg! I noticed today that he slips in the wet and he’s really struggling to stay on this branch – really sad.
Today’s the 13 March and sadly, I think we’ve lost our little friend. It’s over 3 weeks since I’ve seen him, now and the last time I saw him, his claw was withered. He hadn’t been using his ‘bad leg’ for a couple of weeks, but was as feisty as ever, so I didn’t suspect anything. The last time I saw him, he was at my feet, eating sultanas and fighting off anything that came within a foot or so. Unfortunately, we had a couple of nights of bad frost and I can only guess at what happened to him. I really miss him.

New stamps

Just got to play with my new stamps for the first time – they came back double the size they’re supposed to be, but some of them are really gorgeous that way, despite my misgivings. This is just one of them – boring, but I enjoyed the way the different backgrounds made each card look different. The third card background is interesting – I made it years ago but I really like it. It was elastic bands around a brayer, which resulted in a really soft, veneer-like effect. Must try that again…… we forget, don’t we?

RAK from Suse Taylor

I was really (pleasantly) surprised this morning to find a gorgeous – stunning – little work of art in my mail – and here it is. I’ve photographed the detail so you can see it because it really is exquisite and so delicate. Love the idea and adore the card! Thanks, Suse.