27 April 2012

even more flowers

Cant believe that this year is nearly over for the City and Guilds class. I have been churning out felt flowers like nobodies business...I have to make eight in total. I've learnt a lot from making these samples. The latest one is a nuno felt - wool tops felted unto a silk gauze. It has resulted in a very fine felt. The inspiration for this flower is clematis montana, there is a lovely one which overhangs into our garden, it is a mass of white flowers at the moment.

I wanted my felt clematis to look bridal....

Take care and have a good weekend, ali.

9 April 2012

titanic light show

Living in Belfast I thought it was a must to write a post about the fated Titanic, this being the centenary year of it's sinking. On Saturday night we braved the cold and by gum it was cold down there at the docks to view the light show. The laser was projected onto the front of the distinctively shaped Titanic building, while fireworks were let off from the roof. The lights and fireworks led the audience through the stages of the life of the ship. My wee camera isnt the best, but the photos aren't bad for something handheld.......

6 April 2012

paper leaf easter tree

Easter has to be my favourite time of the year ....the hopefully warmer weather, the brighter nights, the blossom and spring flowers. In celebration I made a paper leaf Easter tree, inspired by a photo I saw on Flickr.
Here's how.....

What you need
coloured paper
florists wire

1. Cut out rectangles of coloured paper, approximately 2.5ins by 3ins (two rectangles needed per leaf)

2. Apply glue to one side of the paper.
3. Place florists wire down the centre of one of the rectangles.

4. Make a sandwich of two of the pieces of paper with the wire in the middle.

5. Press down the paper with your finger, paying particular attention to the edge where the wire comes out.
6. Using the wire as a central line cut out a leaf shape.

7. Twist the leaves round the twigs.
8. Add some Easter decorations.

Hope you all have a nice Easter. Unfortunately I wont be eating too many Easter eggs as I have just had the results of a cholesterol test!!!
Happy Easter, Ali.