Monday, 29 July 2013

Lost in Arles: A fabulous safari tent to rent in the Haut-Languedoc

We arrived home yesterday from our holiday in France in the region of Haut-Languedoc. We drove 1250kms to get to this region which made me feel so much at home. It had the sense of Mpumalanga (where I grew up) and then of course with a delicious French flavour:
Lost in Arles: A fabulous safari tent to rent in the Haut-Languedoc

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

I got a request to make a gift for a lady (whom I do not know) in Uganda.
 I knew nothing about her, only that she is a Christian.
 So I made a mixed media gift:

30x30x2.5cm on canvas

 By your words I can see where I’m going;
    they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back
    from living by your righteous order.
Everything’s falling apart on me, God;
    put me together again with your Word.
Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;
    teach me your holy rules.
My life is as close as my own hands,
    but I don’t forget what you have revealed.
The wicked do their best to throw me off track,
    but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.
I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—
    what a gift! And how happy it makes me!
I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—
    I always have and always will.

Psalm 119:105-112
-The Message

Repairing ripped jeans

DD(12) asked me to mend 2 of her fav jeans. I was willing to only if she ripped the seams for me.  We had a look in my crate of scraps (jipee I'm going to destash) and we found cool Australian themed scraps.  The Union Jack and the USA flag is the trend so I thought I'll promote Down Under.  A dear Crafty Mama answered my cry for scraps which were boy themed and sent me lovely pieces of fabric. 
DD12 is very happy with the end result:

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Textile painted application

After months and months of not being really creative apart from a couple of scrap cards and mini albums I've gotten into gear again.
I've painted a couple of  images with textile paint for a mini fair I went to. One got sold, I guess it is a bit too much for the people that visited. Anyway I thought it is time to sew one of them on a T-shirt. The trend this Summer is still prints with animals and dark blue (the only color I have hope for this Summer as I look hideous in the other trend colours: grass green, apricot and yellow!).

If the T-shirt wears out I can just cut out the dog and sew it onto something else. Over the years I've been so impressed with the quality of the textile paint. I've been washing and even tumble dried (evil! Not supposed to!) some textile painted items and they survive beautifully.

The first time I saw the French Bull dog is when I came to the NL. I thought it was the most ugliest dog I've ever seen. My husband (boy friend at that time) wanted one.. Ughhh! People do change I tell you, now I'm the one that wants a French BD and my husband is the one rolling his eyes. LoL

Ps.If you haven't seen the face I've painted and ironed onto a jacket click here