I'm still working on another journal but decided to take a break from it over the weekend to make some earrings for my etsy
I had my one hundredth sale on my store last week so as a thank you to all of my customers I will be putting your names in a draw for a prize. The draw will take place next weekend.
I also made a scarf with fibres and fabric. I may end up teaching this as a workshop next year. It's a fabulous way to use up scrap yarns and fabrics and would make great bags and journal pages.
This is how it starts out,
and this is the finished scarf, all made in a few hours.
a detail of the scarf.
Saturday we went to Ballarat which is a country town about an hours drive out of Melbourne. They had a photographic exhibition in various parts of the town. The town hall was one of the venues and I couldn't resist taking photos of their magnificent stair case and carpet, the colours were divine.
They also have wonderful mosaic tiled floors through out the building too. These have great potential for future stamps.
There are some magnificent buildings in the town, this used to be and still is, on a small scale, a gold mining town. The buildings are some of our earliest and the Chinese building is a reminder of our diverse heritage.
Finally, I have been a fan of Maria Wiley's art for some time now. If you haven't seen Maria's paintings you can visit her blog here. I love Maria's colour and style, she contacted me and asked if I would trade a bracelet for her new book she has just had published. I said yes and was thrilled when it arrived on Friday.
It's a lovely book and shows the development of her work. She has them for sale on her blog, in her side bar.