Thursday, December 19, 2013

project: creating a Christmas decoration ... the final stage

It was great that after I had clarified to myself what was the best sort of ribbon for linking the panels it just popped out of my collection. The right colours and tones.
I did a test tie to find out how much ribbon was needed for each knot and cut up the pieces.
The knot was a reef knot with the tails laying flat in line with the holes.
Although the decoration is designed to stand in accordion folds I tied it so the panels could lay flat for storage.

Friday, December 13, 2013

olive print gift bags

As a result of a custom order in my Etsy store I have added an olive print to the available designs of gift bags.
You might like to wrap your gifts in Christmas paper or something fruity and reusable.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas decoration ... so what does it look like?

The mantlepiece decoration has been presented and is now on display.

As it turned out, there weren't any buttons, pins, beads or rhinestones harmed in the making of this decoration.  It was very much about the paper with lots of layers and aging with sepia ink.