Friday, May 11, 2012

May days

This is also going to be a photo report mostly. It's finally warm and sunny here and we try to spend as much time outside as possible. Kids found a bird's nest next to our house and we have been quietly observing the mothers comings and goings from it. Waiting for the babies to start coming out from the nest. I opened up my sewing machine (it only took 8 month to get it out of the box!) and so now I am trying to remember the long forgotten days when in our sewing class in school (6th grade I believe) we were taught how to sow underwear. That was the most funny and ridiculous thing back then, and the boys had the best time taunting us about it (they did woodwork at the time) but I think I remember how to thread the machine and how to press the pedal and that is a start. And the kids love the mere fact of having a sowing machine. A few little painting here and there. I went back to my old technique of coffee/tea dyeing the paper before using the watercolor, it gives it a nice soft color and a very gentler look. And as far as books go, I have really loved this one. Lots of wonderful projects for the family, simple yet tasteful designs and fast implementation (which is crucial in our case when there is always not enough time for something BIG to happen) And here are the photos. Please visit my Etsy shop for the newest watercolors and felted animals!

1 comment:

rossichka said...

Dear Vita, I'm more ashamed than you - it took me over a year maybe to open my new sewing machine again!... By that time I had forgotten how to thread it, but now everything's O.K. I had a lot of ideas about using it. Now it's time for new ones!:)
It's wonderful that you find time for everything! I'm glad to see the new, lovely watercolours and I remember that coffee/tea technique of yours you had told us about a long time ago!
I visit Joel's blog - it's extraordinary, isn't it? I suppose that his book, full of such whimsical and easy-to-make-toys will bring joy to the kids! And to you!
Hugs from me and my sunny town!:) Пока!...


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