Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Are You A PAL?

It stands for People Against Litter. If you sign up as a member, you pledge to pick up at least one piece of litter per week and get someone else to also become a PAL who in turn "recruits" another and so on.

Find out more here:-

It is very easy to pick up a piece or two of litter and bin it. It improves the environment for everyone and, I think, discourages other people from dropping litter. My husband and I will often clear a one mile section of our road while walking the dog - it takes very little effort to vastly improve the look of the road.

Author, David Sedaris, is a famous litter picker-upper and has been honoured by having a dust cart named after him:-

[Photo taken from Guardian article on the subject]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Raspberry Red Folksy Front Page

What a nice surprise to find my Pinterest selection on the front page of today. I didn't receive the usual email saying it had been picked, so just came across it by chance!

The original Pinterest board is here, from where you can double click through to the listings for sale on Folksy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Work in Progress: 'Growing' Rag Rug

I have just started working on a new rag rug wall hanging, called 'Growing'. This one is based on drawings of Tansy plants from our garden, which I have turned into an almost abstract pattern. Below is an acrylic painting (now sold) that I painted on the same subject:-

The rag rug is made from strips of recycled t-shirts, hand hooked through a backing fabric.

The design is drawn onto the backing fabric with a black Sharpie pen. The t-shirt strips are cut with dressmaking scissors, and the ends are snipped to height with the napping scissors. (This pair were a birthday present from my husband from Ernest Wright & Son Ltd. They are very sharp and a pleasure to use.) The background will be a mixture of mid to dark blue and black, and the flower heads will be pale to bright yellow to yellowish green.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Bulk Buttons At Bargain Prices

The button sell off continues with more bulk lots of buttons on Ebay, all starting at just 99p per lot. Here is a small selection of what is listed. Please click on the link below the photo to be taken to the listing:-






These, and many other lots can be found on my two Ebay accounts:-

I am always happy to combine shipping costs, from either or both accounts. Please request an invoice when you have finished shopping.


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