Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy New Year.

A very Happy and healthy New Year to everyone. We all suffered over the holidays with a really nasty cold which was such a shame as I gave it to my daughter who had come home for Christmas from Oz. for the first time in 13 years and she suffered for a week. I love making these papier mache faces the one below is in our bathroom adorned with shells picked up abroad. This one with giraffe legs has sphagnum moss for hair and dried fungi as an adornment.
I did some more felting before Christmas with my grand daughter this necklace is made by felting a roll of wool then adding another layer around it felting again until you have several felted layers it is then fulled until it is firm and cut at an angle to form the "beads" it worked quite well but really needed a firmer finish.

My granddaughter using multi coloured wool got bored with hers and it didn't really felt well, so when I sliced it into pieces it started to fall apart.I put the pieces in a net bag with the next load of washing and lo and behold I ended up with these "pebbles"I was very chuffed it is great when things turn out well.

Stuffed peppers they just looked so photogenic.

To celebrate our daughter arriving for Christmas I made these pennants, a great way to use up some scraps and just look at the colour of that sky.

We had a walk to the Purton hulks, these are old vessels which were driven into the side of the Severn to stop the river eroding into the canal, which is metres away at this point.They are quite haunting, and sad old timbers covered in lichen with beautiful markings well worth visit.

We next have the youngest and oldest females present at Christmas having there beauty treatments thanks to the kindness of Lisa, they looked years younger and a lot less scary afterwards ,thanks Lisa.


Doreen G said...

Great faces Pippa both at the beginning and the end of the post.
I'm intersted in the Purton hulks as Purton was my maiden name and my ancestors were English.

sharon young said...

Just love your bathroom mask, Pippa, and the bunting looks magnificent, must have taken you ages.
Could definitely do with one of those face masks

Michelle said...

I love the mask in the bathroom. How did you do that?
Beautiful :0)