Steve went to Eastbourne to work yesterday and called at the studio on the way home with some gifts, a blown glass heart to hang up in the window and a funny magnet for my green drawers.
I spent a morning catching up on chores and phone calls, the fabric I bought for my notice board arrived so I went over to the studio to make it. I wanted to distress the paint on the previously black frame and sat for five minutes or so outside, sanding it but soon got bored so I put it face down on the gravel and dragged it about on the stones. I was happy with the result and even happier that it only took two minutes.
Kate had the perfect pink braid to criss cross over and I sorted out some crystal brads. Helen came to help (give advice) and laughed when I had put all of the braid where I wanted it to go and then tipped the whole thing upside down and dropped it all.
It was quite tricky to get the brads through the holes and catching it on the back due to the wadding under the material, boredom quickly set in (again) and I have to say that I nearly put it away in the cupboard half finished. I persisted, it will look better once it's filled up with bits, I like the way the sunlight catches on the jewelled brads. The frame was £19 and the fabric was £2, with the braid from Kate and the brads from my stash I think the result is well worth the money and effort.