I had lots of ideas for the post I was going to write today but due to various reasons none of them were suitable when it came to it. The one with the Autumn colour in Harold's wood involves me going out and taking photos but I have a little person at home sick and I won't be wondering around with my camera today....The one with pictures of my November Snail Mail swap need the parcel to have arrived at it's destination but again due to small poorly boy needing me at home the package is sitting in my bag waiting to be sent......The knitting I have been doing is a gift and the birthday hasn't passed yet....and the one looking at balance needs my head to be a bit more....well balanced and a night spent clearing up sick and stroking foreheads is not conducive to intelligent discussion. So instead I am going to take this opportunity to show you some of the paper-cuts I that haven't made it to this space before....I would love to know what you think.....
This first one might be familiar to those of you who have checked out my Etsy shop. It was inspired by a doodle I did during a very tough pub quiz - we were hopeless at the (mainly sport) questions but we did get bonus points for good artwork!
This one is also listed in my shop and as I explain in the description, it was inspired by a post on a good friends blog. I know she guessed which post it was but did you? For those of you curious here is a link to Gardenmama and Nicole's lovely photos that gave me the idea.
This was a try at layering different papers and images and adding some colour - the butterflies were carefully cut out from some old used stamps I found at a market. I love the depth that it gives having the two layers together and like the simple silhouette of the bush behind. Do you think I should try some more?
The design here was developed after lots of long walks along the lane with Snap - do you remember this post from a couple of months ago? I am very happy with how this turned out and am thinking about trying spoonflower to have some fabric made up as I can see it working well as a repeat pattern. What do you think?
The last photo is of one of the ideas I had in my dreams along with the Be Brave papercut. I love it when the image of a design pops into my head fully formed and it is even better when the creation of the final piece flows naturally and realises my imagined picture beautifully (It's not so much fun when the idea in my head refuses to work in real life!) This was an enjoyable design to cut and I am thinking to keep this one for myself.
That is it for now, there is something else that I hope to be able to reveal next week (if I ever make it to the post office!) but I am off to do cuddles and carry on with a bit of gentle knitting for the afternoon. Hope you enjoy a happy and healthy weekend, with lots of fireworks if you are here in the UK!