Some days you can just get lost in making!
I have stopped thinking about the present political climate for a whole day and made some pretty little things. The urge to forget all headlines and household duties came upon me at the sight of some winter sun and a bit of dry cold.
My sewing room is the warmest in the house and in it I am surrounded by all the boxes of ribbons,lace , felt ,fabrics and bits and pieces I have collected. It is shameless in its magnificent prettiness!
I have often wondered why I am ashamed of my penchant for for prettiness, it is not that I hide behind it, I am fully aware of the importance of grittiness and realism.
A little balm for the Trump ,Brexit battered heart is what I needed!
I have made some cards and some gift tags with a mixture of recycled paper ,pressed flowers . buttons,lace and textiles.
This card is embellished with antique lace bits and recycled Victorian shirt buttons.
The ties are made from organic hemp string which I bought in Totnes Market a few years ago. ltogether this little project has been soul food.