Saturday, 17 December 2011

Saturday Morning Musings......

My Saturday morning was spent browsing round the Farmers Market in Linlithgow, followed by a visit to the recently refurbished Burgh Halls where I admired the work of British Sculptor and Photographer Andy Goldsworthy whose exhibition  Earth Ephermera is currently showing.

After admiring the exhibition I wandered through the Burgh Halls, enjoying the silence and emptiness.  The halls are flooded with light and are truly impressive.  I adore the fireplaces with inset tiles.........


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pin it........

Now that my hair is getting longer, I love wearing it pinned back and am really getting into the whole vibe of adding a haircomb for a touch of instant glamour. 

Haircombs are really easy to make, all you need is a simple sewing skills and a little imagination and you are well on your way.  For this one I used black felt for the base, pre cut silver leaves and dove grey freshwater pearls and crystals left over from jewellery projects.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Keeping My Head.....

A way back at the end of the summer I attended a lunchtime workshop provided by Artlink.  This crafty lunchtime activity was to make a headpiece or hat or headband.  The workshop was to run over two hours over two weeks, the last one I couldn't make due to work committments.

I hadn't anything particular in mind when I set out to make my headpiece, just something that I would want to wear and would reflect my personality.  I started by covering the base with black felt and building layers of metallic fabric petals.  

I brought the half finished head piece back home where it sat on my dresser for the next few months. With a party coming up and a final touch required to complete my simple outfit I could think of no better reason than a party to finish it - so I set to work and made some bias binding from leopard print satin and finished with freshwater pearl detail. it is!

The finished piece is to be returned to Artlink where hopefully it will be displayed in one of their wonderful exhibitions.....but before then I thought it rude not to show it off and let it party in style!