Monday, December 6, 2010

Where is Summer?

It has been Wet Wet Wet and downright cool at times.  I am still wearing my winter PJ's to bed!  

The jacarandas were a little later to flower this year, and I think they weren't as spectacular as in recent years.  This street is lined with them, and I love how the pavements are carpeted in jacaranda blossoms. Since this photo, they have all turned to mush from the rain.  No complaints though, our district really needs the rain.

I have made some Christmas tags. This time I constructed some Christmas fabric by cutting up ribbon, cord, threads etc and covering them with part of an old chiffon scarf and sewing all over with embroidery thread.  The card was painted roughly in gesso and dried over a couple of days. A couple of pieces of card are dress labels (not my original idea, but, sorry, can't remember where I read that). It always gives me a thrill to recycle something. Tragic!?? 
I used some crayons and scribbled over to get the background colour.  Cut out some triangles from my 'fabric' and glued them on.  The trunks are snippets of the scarf edging.  I love making cards and tags even though they are very time consuming.

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retdairyqueen said...

The cards are lovely Great recycling
We are a little wet down here in Victoria but not to much at our place
Been very humid though

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love the photo of the Jacaranda tree and all the lovely blossoms on the pavement. Your Christmas tags turned out really cute.


Linda said...

The Jacarandas are beautiful in Toowoomba at this time of year. What a beautiful shot showing why!! Lovely gift tags too Dianne. I do like the machine tidy, what a good idea. Hope this weather gives in soon. Has the city's water supply been filled yet??

Laurie said...

Wow, what fancy tags! I applaud you taking the time to make them so intricately! Thank you for the compliment about my blog photos; also for visiting my blog! It's so nice to "meet" new people!