Snapshots – Metal embossing project anyone?
Jan14

Snapshots – Metal embossing project anyone?

I’ve had tapestry on my mind after seeing some repurposed tennis rackets.  I was playing around with the photo editor software to see if I could convert a photo to an outline. I wasn’t impressed with their outline but found the emboss effect quite fascinating. The photo was one I took while I was in Venice, two years ago. It was taken on the island of Burano which is famous for its colourful houses. Now just imagine...

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Snapshots –  I only get up for the weekend
Jan13

Snapshots – I only get up for the weekend

This is how I feel today. I want to crawl into a corner and tell the world to leave me alone until the...

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Snapshots – Chair restoration
Jan12

Snapshots – Chair restoration

On the eve of completing my third chair restoration, I can’t help but remember the very first chair I stripped and made new again. The most important lesson I learnt then was to take pictures! I don’t have any record of the sanding, stripping and recovering process.  All I have are pictures of the finished chair ( on the left)  and how it looks in its new setting (on the right). I bought the chair at an auction...

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Snapshots – Fruits from the garden
Jan11

Snapshots – Fruits from the garden

Ha! I love it when a plan comes together.  My sister just sent me these pictures of the eggplant seedlings I planted in Sydney, four months ago. There are five fruits on the little plants! I planted it about four weeks before I left for Kuala Lumpur. I watered it everyday and fed it with seaweed fertiliser weekly and hoped for enough rain to sustain it after I left. Really really pleased with the result, even though I will never...

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Snapshots – Shirt and tie upcycle project
Jan10

Snapshots – Shirt and tie upcycle project

After the success of my first shirt transformation project, I’m looking forward to my second. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks and finally got my ideas together. It’s going to need both a shirt and tie. I have chosen this pink shirt with a pink, purple and magenta silk tie.  The first step is to unpick the seam on the tie and the seams holding the sleeves and pocket to the shirt. Sigh!…This is the...

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