I used a Brussels sprout and lemon to make other prints and was quite surprised by how well they worked. All the work will be posted on my other blog when I have completed the chapter.
At my group's December meeting we each take a handmade Christmas card, put them all in the middle of the table and take one each. I made mine this year from strips of sari ribbon sewn down onto a backing fabric with various decorative automatic stitches. I then cut out three different bauble shapes and stuck them onto a card and gave them a cord and gold ribbon bow. All I have to do now is remember to take it with me!
This is another page from my book and represents the line 'I think how lovely it will be when all my flowers are there to see'. This picture looks washed out too although the thread colours are reasonably accurate. I might need to carefully press each page when it is complete - all the handling is making it look more rustic than I intended!
I cheated with this page - 'the sky is full of butterflies' - and stuck on a variety of ready made butterlies. The smallest ones are tiny buttons with their shanks cut off and the others were a sort of decorative braid and all joined together in a long strip. I have painted over their original colours which weren't at all suitable but I'm not sure that what I have ended up with is suitable.
I have just had a nice surprise and learned that I have won one of Maggie Grey's Birdie brooches in her giveaway. I will post a photo of it when I receive it. I can't say I never win anything now, can I?