Saturday, 2 May 2015


First my latest Moo before the theme expires....butterfly

Alcohol inks on photographic paper / Sizzix die / watercolour paper mop up 

Some journal pages....
Journal 52 observations

Here I've kept things simple, one of my new stencils for the 2 pages, left one done with old paper DI, the right with shabby shutters. The stamping has been done in forest moss.

My favourite dragonfly!

DLP has a new theme for this month: texture (touchy / feely)
And this week is about fabric & the fabric of your life.

I was hunting in the many drawers of 1 of the units in my craft room and came across some samples from one of the courses I did at an Embroiderers Guild summer school, can't remember which class this particular one came from but it seemed an opportune time to breath some love into it!
It's handmade paper with some textured yarn overlaid in a grid, the yarn has been embedded with wax. It's also had some metallic wax crayon rubbed over the yarn & then that has been melted too.
The small squares are kraft paper (wrapping paper in this case) rubbed with copper wax crayon & then ironed. The squares have been stitched down with variegated acetate thread & some fine wire, seed beads & sequins have also been added.

Some other fly stitching has been done with a variegated silk thread.

It's nice to have taken this piece from lying abandoned in a drawer to a treasure in a journal....reminds me of good friends that I made on my annual summer school trips!

Thanks for looking :-)


  1. Lots of lovely inspiration Sally! Your textured piece looks amazing, far too good to hide!
    Alison x

  2. Lovely work Sally, and lots of different things to see. Thanks for making a butterfly moo for Moo Mania and More. I love the textile work you have done, makes me want to touch it! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Beautiful projects Sally, love the last one, definitely should not be kept in a drawer.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Wow.. so many different amazing work Sally!
    Thank you for joining such a lovely butterfly MOO with us over at Moo Mania & More!

  5. Love these Sally, gorgeous colour butterflies on what I thought was felt initially. The journal pages look stunning. LOVE the l details on the last piece, should have been framed - not put in a drawer!
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
    Avril xx