BEEN MAKING STUFF

I do have something to show for all the time I haven’t been blogging. It just isn’t easy for me to get on the computer and start writing. It looks like I left off with the Anne Brooke Tag Challenge a year ago, and at times, that certainly was a challenge. But I got a lot out of it and really enjoyed slow stitching. Since then, I’ve done other challenges for fun, travelled a bit, continued knitting and I’m always enjoying time with friends and my expanding family.

I think I’ll work backwards, beginning with the most recent pieces. I can’t seem to get enough of collaging, making little books, journals, tags and such. Too bad I’m not a writer for all the journals I’ve accumulated! These are some of the tags I’ve been making from old book pages, vintage bits of ephemera, images from old garden catalogues and books, photographs, sheet music, labels. Pretty much anything that has to do with paper I will glue down.

Tags-Victorian Ladies
Postcards
The little notebook on the left tucks into its own envelope

I’ll be back with more in the next few days.

SERIOUSLY PINK

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I can’t get enough of the old photos, especially groups like this one. Smile, ladies!

Sometimes I will alter the colors digitally in collages, but here I used different colored tissue paper over the text pieces and placed the image of the group on top.