Hi everybody, hope you have all had a good weekend, whatever you were up to! Here it was quiet, went for some nice walks and to a second hand book sale at the Third World shop, where I picked up some totally tattered books to use in crafting. I did a little bit more tidying and dreaded H*******K, but I am taking it slowly, with lots of rests in between. After not being home for so many weeks, the whole place was unbelievably dusty and grimy; believe me, I don't do scrubbing for nothing!
I made some tags yesterday, the first one is for *Tag Tuesday* last week, with the theme *birds*, I am playing at catch up! I covered a manila tag with a book page, distressed it with ancient linen and vintage photo, added a die cut of T.H.'s branch-tree and some birds which Donna recently sent me. I made a bow out of some hessian, lace and ribbon and stuck some white painted twigs in it. It's something a bit different to usual, but I was somehow in a brown-beige mood!
Then I made a vintage style postcard, for which I covered a postcard with an old book page, distressed with the same colours as before, and stamped the background with the *sandwich man* from scrollswork before adding the umbrella men, cut from an old book cover, and a sentiment.
Then I found some scraps of one of my old newspapers from 1899, collaged two tags with print and adverts. The first one is showing a free-and-easy SUBSTITUTE for a corset, looks like a real piece of freedom!
This one is an advert for Müller's invalid stout, which is being shown as a wonderful means to help you put on weight, and especially recommended for re-convalescent people and nursing mothers! Times change!
And I want to share another three pics from my walk today. The first one shows the tower in Church Close that I showed on Saturday from the other side. Now you can see just how wonky it is. But as it has been standing there for about 800 years, it doesn't seem to be dangerous. And the other 2 show a beautiful old wooden cart, standing at a stable just down the road. Unfortunately the owners are just letting it rot - such a pity!
Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!