...going on, I've been decorating again, the lounge this time..but...
I bought myself this!
Getting it home was a bit traumatic and getting it up the stairs to the craft room was a challenge! At one point I didn't think it would fit.
We took off the glass top as it was smashed and also took out the glass front..that reduced the weight so now I don't think the ceiling will give way! It took forever to clean and get all the old sticky stuff off but it's done now. what you can see is the service side but that's the way it is in the room....all those lovely drawers to fill.... and yes they are now full...full of stuff that I'm sure I'll never use if I live to be a hundred. A serious declutter is needed, I'm slowly going through the house as I decorate and getting rid of stuff. I love a good sort out!.
... We will be mostly making these at the next meeting of Efemera Ink..I'm ahead of myself for once!
To make them you will need pelmet vilene, ribbons, lace, patterned paper,embossing powder, sequins and buttons.
Cut a piece of vilene 6x6 ins, iron on strips of paper.. it will stick to the vilene, emboss with gold powder.
Stitch on strips of ribbon and trim. Cut out a 4 in circle.. I used the Big Shot, cut 2 wings, I used a leaf die.Punch out a square of orange card.
Fold circle in half trapping the folded square of card in one end.. stitch around, glue on the wings and add the eyes....done! I threaded them onto a long coloured string with buttons in between the birds.