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a bit belated...

I've got used to doing posts on a Sunday, but the dwindling daylight hours makes it harder to take decent pictures of my work, and I couldn't take the pics of one piece until Monday. I also made a tag yesterday, which I'm entering into thats crafty flower challenge , so I decided to wait until today to post everything. So, first of all, the tag.

I've had the wing forever, used half for a different project. I started off by inking a tag with frayed burlap and old paper, using the frayed burlap to ink through a numbers stencil, and using mica powder and texture paste through a different stencil in the corner. When that was dry I used tea dye to stamp music notes on it. Background done, I cut out a vintage photo from the Tim Holtz collection and added the wing to it. I then added lace to the bottom, some wooden elements which I embossed with Lindy's embossing powder (cannot get enough of these), and die-cut some flowers from an old leaflet (very old, I found it in a medical text book from early last century) which I inked blue, before assembling and gluing a bead into the centre. Finally I inked a butterfly and glued it to the side.

I also made a tobacco tin for my uncle. It's hard making things for men. You have to think simple, and resist the urge to add flowers and butterflies.





As you can see I kept it simple. A tin, sanded down, with die-cut gears attached. Painted black, then a little bit of gold distress paint, and mica powder, and a few gems.

I've been working on my latest stitch too. Here is the progress so far.



It's probably about a quarter finished, which isn't bad progress really. I'm working right to left for some reason.

Finally, declutter. Only one picture today, as the other six items were knickers. Went to Exeter a couple of weeks ago and bought some new underwear, so the old ones had to go!

The curse of having too many toiletries stockpiled. I almost finished this, but on opening it the other day the lovely fruit salad smell had become rank. So unfortunately it had to be thrown away.

Ems

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