Happy Handmade Monday everyone! Be sure to check out what everyone else has been making this week.
The past two weeks have been the sort of fortnight where I haven't been able to get much done, I haven't been able to get anything started (or finished) I think it's because I have been on extra antibiotics which always slow me down a bit (and give me very freaky vivid dreams). So I have spent most of my days doing crafty things as well as visiting my aunt in hospital. My aunt is fantastic, she is in her eighties but is so full of life and has a wicked sense of humour. It's been a shock seeing her so poorly and is strange being the visitor and not the patient. Getting used to visiting times is odd as we don't have them at the hospital I go to.I hope she is out and back home soon.
I made the most of the lovely weather we had to get out in the garden and take some photos. Here are the results :) They aren't great but remind me of the sun!
I have been doing a little bit of experimenting with my kiln trying to form a hole in glass while it is fired. For my first attempt I soaked a cocktail stick in kiln wash and sandwiched between the glass...
It didn't work but I like the pieces I made. I then got some advice from a very helpful person on the frit happens forum and tried wrapping the cocktail stick in thinfire paper. Success!
I still need to work on this technique but at least I have a good idea what I'm doing now :)
I've also been adding to the Epic Bedspread Project! I wasn't happy with what it was looking like so I have started again... hard work! here is a close up picture...
And the a pic of the width...lots to do yet!