Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Rather Nice Week!

How has your week been?  After my disappointment with the Easter weather I've actually had a very good week - a spot of gardening (including getting stranded in the greenhouse during a very heavy shower), tea and cake at CafeKnit with the lovely Celia (with the obligatory purchase of some wool of course), a trip round Long Melford with another lovely friend Fran and the discovery that I can now listen to the radio in my kitchen again courtesy of this app on my iphone/ipad (such clever stuff!).

I've also made some small textile pieces that I think I'll make into cards.


It started off as one bigger piece but I didn't like it so I cut it up! They're not big, this one is just 3.5cm x 5.5cm.

I found some copper wire in my sewing box (like you do!), so each piece has got some of that on as well as some copper beads.


I'm going to test one out this week for a friend's birthday - she's having a hard time with chemotherapy at the moment, so I'm hoping something homemade might cheer her up a little.


PS - If anyone knows where I can get some good quality blank cards and envelopes from I'd really appreciate it you could let me know - they need to be quite thick to take the weight of the textile without buckling or splaying out. 

9 comments:

Julie said...

Glad your week improved and your textile pieces are lovely. We are going to Long Melford on a coach trip in May. Any good shops you can recommend, especially of a textiley nature? Have you tried Craft Creations for cardstock? They have a wide range and are on the internet. Or maybe cards made from heavy watercolour paper would work. I think Craft Creations sell that too.

Toffeeapple said...

What pretties! I like those a lot. Oddly, I have silver wire in my sewing box but I have no idea why

Fran Hillman said...

Beautiful colours and textures. I'll have a jumper like that please - minus the wire though! x

Iz said...

Lovely bits! I particularly like the fine copper twiddles. I'm sure they'll make super cards. Ditto the Craft Creations suggestion - I've got card blanks from them for years. It's a bit complicated, lots of different sizes, but they do good quality watercolour paper cards. I either get them or the Creative Smooth (SF03U-30) white cards. I think/hope this is the link for the watercolour A6 cards http://tinyurl.com/cevtxt7 They do the really nice crisp polypropylene card bags as well!

freerangegirl said...

Gorgeous textiles Su - I love the colours. Like you I got trapped in the greenhouse - a good excuse not to come in and do the ironing though!

Anna said...

I like the textile pieces Su - such gentle muted colours. Glad that you got out of your greenhouse to tell the tale.

Emma said...

Lovely cards, ditto Craft Creations Creative Smooth white. With deckled edge ;)I TRY to keep my rolls of wire in one place but it's like springs!

Shaheen said...

I adore the colour of your textile pieces.

artymess said...

These are delicious ......x