Adventures with Applique
As a child I loved keeping a diary. I used to live in a very leaky old Victorian house on the top of a big hill. We kept chickens, turkeys, rabbits, dogs, cats, a cow, a pig and other various furry creatures. I remember spending my days roaming around with my brothers and living very much in an Enid Blyton type world with dens and cooking eggs on smoky fires.I kept my diary in a metal box under a loose floorboard in my bedroom. It was very private but I don't remember what I wrote about. This blog is very public and I hope you like it.
It is hard to start but I love going to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey http://www.crafts.org.uk/and I recently went there and was inspired by the applique work of Madeleine Millingtonhttp://www.goldenmill.co.uk/courses/madeleinemillington
She works with vintage woollen blankets and I bought a bag of bits and became totally engrossed in memories of those Witney wool blankets of my childhood. Scratchy and heavy but essential for a cosy night. Stripey in blues, greens, pink and orange. So with little things in mind and my love of card making these applique cards were my first attempt.
Well this has taken me all evening to publish 1 post so I will have to get better aquainted with all things Bloglike !