I thought I'd sign in and let you all know that I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth. I have been crafting, just not taking any photos, I am reliant on Andy's camera, which gives a much sharper image than mine, but he has mislaid the charger, doh.
I have been crocheting, embroidering and of course card crafting. I have just started a six week course "creative needlework" and have started an embroidered landscape, hopefully it will be good enough to show on here, I do hope so :) I also went on a "freeform crochet" class just for one day which I enjoyed immensely and picked up a few good techniques/tips. Will show my finished products when they are finished, lol. In between all of that I am crocheting a throw - 30 squares to make and I am just about to start the fourteenth, so nearly halfway! Oh....and I nearly forgot - I eventually bought some Ecoline and absolutely love it, I have been dying everything in sight with it - great for dying trimmings. The great thing is that it is not expensive at all, under £2/bottle which is very cheap compared to other inks.
This is a card I have made for my Sister to give to her friend. Used an old favourite, but this time coloured it in with Ecoline, using it like a watercolour, fab stuff. I do like my green so made it the main colour AGAIN. The edging is green shiney bias binding that I bought from an Asian shop in a London market, it frayed a bit at the bottom, but I rather like the effect, will wrap it over next time.
Well....I won't leave it so long next time.....bfn x
PS: For those who don't know what Ecoline is you can find some good tutorial at Stamping Matilda's blog and I bought mine at Graphicus.