I am enjoying being a designer over on the It's a Creative World site. The monthly 'Simple Things' project does seem to come around quickly!
This is what I said on the IACW blog about my contribution...
"It doesn't seem two minutes since I began this 'SIMPLE THINGS' fabric book
and already we're onto word number three...HONESTY.
Well, since I've had a theme of using quotes on my pages there really was
only one quote I could use... it was something my Mum said as I was growing up...
"Honesty's the best policy".
Well, I researched who'd said it before her & discovered a couple of famous folks
(including Shakespeare) but my page is really about my Mum & how she taught me
to be honest, truthful and have integrity.
The older I'm getting and especially since my eldest will turn 18 this year,
I have been reflecting on what an amazing woman she is and also a great parent.
We aren't much for 'soppy stuff' so this page
(although quite simple - in line with 'simple things')
is actually quite expressive for me.
I altered the photo in PSE5 so that the background was black & white
and me & Mum were in colour, then printed it out on canvas, together with the text.
I sewed a simple running stitch on the photo for emphasis and used my
sewing machine to do 'messy stitching' around the page edge.
I made the shabby flower with ribbon & jeans fabric and added a simple red clip with ribbon tied on.
I have been enjoying working with fabric... makes a change from paper!"
Also, I don't think I posted last month's fabric page 'TIME'...
This is what I wrote about that page...
"For my fabric page, I recycled an old pair of my daughter's jeans (well just one back pocket really)
to hold a small pile of old photographs. I was really focusing on the passage of time and
embellished the jeans simply with some handsewn paper aeroplanes which appear to fly out of the
jean's pocket. I printed out my quote on some computer friendly canvas (£1 for two A4 sheets
from The Range) and trimmed it to look like a clothes tag. This was a fun page to do & really
The quote was by Ralph Waldo Emerson and says...
"The years teach much which the days never know."
The next word prompt for May is 'CREATE'. The cogs are moving!