29 June 2007

Mulberry concertina folder

Yes, another Joggles project. I had so much fun with the mulberry bark, stretching and dyeing it. When the ties are undone (note the silk cocoons on the end of the ties) it opens up to a folder.

28 June 2007

Textured vase

Here is a textured vase I made through Joggles - I love it (although it's more decorative than functional). I intend making quite a few more

23 June 2007

Alice in Wonderland

Well it took me a couple of decades to revisit this book but I finally did it. I didn't want to be beaten by Lewis Carroll.

I struggled with the storyline the first time around, however seemed to almost understand it more this time (and I read the book within a few hours). In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed the chapter on Mock Turtle - I chuckled numerous times whilst reading this.

Overall I think because my imagination isn't too developed, I still struggled with the book's nonsensical storyline (albeit to a lesser extent).

My 9yo is now reading the book, hopefully she can explain it to me.

21 June 2007

Here is another Joggles project I completed - a journal. The cover is made with tissue paper (dress pattern) and wool felt, tulle and stitching.

20 June 2007

Tissue paper book

Here is another Joggles project I recently completed. I made a notebook using an old novel, dyes, muslin, skeleton leaves, tulle and lots of other bits and pieces.

The first photo is of the coloured muslin, the second photo on the muslin embellished, and the last photo is the finished product.

17 June 2007

RIP Daisy

I have some very extremely sad news. A dear cyber friend, Daisy Lupin has passed away quite suddenly. Daisy, from UK, has crossed my paths in quite a few groups and swaps.
Daisy, may you have peace. My thoughts are with Lydia and her family. xx

14 June 2007

Firey Lace 1

This is a really quick piece of lace I recently completed. Whilst simplistic, I just adore coloured lace - it gets me away from all that white!

11 June 2007

Tissue Fabric Paper

I am doing my first online workshop/classes with Joggles and enjoying it immensely. Here is a sample of some tissue fabric paper I recently made.

10 June 2007

The Dalai Lama of Tibet

Where do I start, this is the highlight of 2007. Yesterday I went to the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet's teaching in Melbourne on Universal responsibility. There were well over 10,000 people there, listening intently to each word spoken. A truly remarkable man with a wonderful sense of humour! A man devoted to the wellbeing of all, a compassionate man.

I left a few minutes early and started to walk out when another lady and myself were told to stand aside for a minute and then the Dalai Lama, a passenger in a car, drove right past us (3' away), clasped his hands and bowed to us individually whilst he was leave the venue. The girl next to me told me we were blessed and I certainly felt that.

It has been approximately ten years since I last saw the Dalai Lama and I will probably not see him again. You are truly an inspiration.


"The basic source of happiness are a good heart, compassion and love" The Dalai Lama