So, it's no secret that every month I love to get a kit of scrapbooking supplies and see what I can do with them. I like it when I find something a bit different inside that pizza box. Fabric with skulls on? Now that's a bit different; and it came with the latest Quirky Kit.
It gave me a chance to try something I've had in my head for ages: sewing fabric to a page and then creating a bit of dimension by adding some stuffing behind it. It's sort of basic trapunto for scrapbooking.
I sewed the fabric down with a zigzag stitch to echo the shapes on the skull and then I cut a slit in the paper behind and used a pencil to push in a little wad of polyester stuffing. A bit fiddly, but it worked and now I'm wondering how it would look on a bigger scale. I only wanted one little stuffed square here as part of a border to my layout; and the inspiration for that came from a page I tore from a magazine a couple of weeks ago. Here is the original alongside the border I made
|Ooh, if you look too closely you'll be able to see a few little pencil crosses I haven't rubbed out yet. There's a good reason for that. I can't find the good eraser, the one that actually works..|
During the summer holidays The (Not So) Small One and a friend decided to dye the ends of their hair by dipping it in concentrated Kool Aid. I can't even begin to tell you what my Mum would have said if she had come into the kitchen one bright summer's evening and discovered me with the ends of my hair dangling in a mug of hot lemonade. So I won't. I didn't say much. Mainly because I didn't think it would work.
It didn't work. And, of course, that just made them more determined. After another trip into town for further supplies and several hours in front of youtube, they tried again. This time they got lucky. They changed the colour of the bottom three inches of their hair by several startling shades two days before school started. That's against the rules. Big time. But their luck has held. That big brother with the detention slips in his Prefect-ly, power crazed hands? He hasn't got hold of them. Yet..
|pink bottle cap from the previous Quirky Kit|