Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Our planned holiday to Porta Du Ouro fell through at the last minute and so we decided to go to Jeffs Palm Resort instead. We have been there before, it is quite a long way up the Mozambique coast, so the water should be warm and we are hoping for plenty of sunshine. This was the view from our bungalow on the previous stay. Looking forward to it!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2010 World Cup

Ready for the 2010 World Cup! We have our scarves....

We have our tickets! Seriously though, I'm not that interested in soccer, but do want to experience the 'once in a lifetime' World Cup and definately want to see the Green Point Stadium.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Pleased to see my 'Marilyn' cushion cover in Legend lorelei lunacy treasury today! The face is a bit dark in the photo but looks much better in the original. Maybe I should re-shoot it in a better light.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bookbinding part 3

The completed book! I love all the different colour pages and the rough edges. I'm still not absolutely satisfied with coptic binding.
The cover came out quite nicely and was fun to make.
The paper is delicate and quite difficult to work with. I'm not sure how tight to pull the thread. If it's too tight (which looks the neatest) you can't open the book but if it's too loose the pages sort of fall separately where the signatures join. I really need to go for a lesson somewhere to learn the finer points.
The coptic binding stitch is quite an art but I'm sure it is a case of 'practice makes perfect'
I will just have to keep trying!