I managed to get my hands on some delicious leather off-cuts,
and have been very inspired by them.
Two new books are in store.
|The Leather & Lace Bundler|
|making collages with vintage Australian stamps.|
|The first part of this little book is complete.|
|The Little Travelogue|
After capturing and freeing a bee earlier this morning, I attempted another capture in the afternoon only to find that the distress signal was one of being tangled in a sticky death-bound web of a spider who was about to be filled for lunch.
Not a honey bee!
I climbed on a chair and set about freeing the bee, which had already been tangled in an unimaginable amount of silky strong thread that I knew would be nearly impossible to get off this little baby's legs.
But I tried.
I even foolishly told it to "keep still",
As you do.
Please! I'm trying to save you.
I had two blunt tools that I was very gently trying to use to get the web off its feet. In the past I had success with this operation on a praying mantis.
To my dismay, the bee was in such distress, and although I had managed to get quite alot of the thread off his legs, he secreted his sting - I saw it emerge, knowing that now, he had only one fate. Due to a bee's wriggly nature and my time limit disappearing before my eyes, I was unable to take his portrait.
I quickly gathered him up in a tiny pot and freed him out into the air,
so at least,
just for a moment,
he knew freedom,
one last time.
|Two journals featuring vintage linen. |
The one on the right is still up for adoption.
|Two journals, made and sold in a few days.|
|Some recently sold creations|
|Three new creations, on Etsy and Felt.|
|Two wearables (one sold) and a leather & linen journal.|
|Today, in the studio, in my creative space.|
|The making of (more) things, a few dragonflies...|
|Listening to this. On repeat.|
|The Wandering Gypsy|
|two new journals, now available in my Etsy store.|