Bought a book a few weeks ago, impulse buy (again) as I spotted it in a wool shop. It is Wild Women; stitched Art Dolls by the late Sarah Lawrence and I wanted to have a go at the beaded doll brooch as I have a ton of seed beads just sitting there.
Finished it about 30 mins ago. Mr B's cousin lives in Japan and his wife is over here for a few weeks visiting her Mother-in-law and will be with us for lunch on Sunday. She is a talented crafter and brings me something every year that she, or one of her friends have made so this will be her's. I hope she likes her - Mr B says it reminds him of a voodoo doll, not that he has ever seen one.
While I'm on a blue and green theme (can you tell they are my favourite colours?) I had a go at altering a large silver metal charm for the niche in my altered book. Got out the alcohol inks, blue and green of course, and was going to use glossy accents then grabbed the crackle glaze to see if I could get a veined effect on the wings, pleased to say, it did whoop whoop.
Photo doesn't show but it is shinier than it looks here. Final touch will be to add a few tiny beads in the hollows down the body.
And now for something completely different in style, a Mother's Day card for my M-in-law. Faux porcelain roses, an embossing folder, a bit of stamping with Brilliance inks and an aperture card.