Finally finished the caricature of myself. The next page in my fabric journal.
Found some jewellery pieces that made her some lovely earrings.
Sewed on the tiny scissors and a sewing machine with clear thread and have sewn it to the wren page.
I have inserted a piece of card between the two pages to hold them firm.
The spare fabric to the side will be part of the spine.
Every time I pass a mirror or reflection I have to laugh as when I put my hair up I look just like this, lol
Here you can see how I've joined the two pages before inserting the card.
I've used a blanket stitch all around the edge.
You'll be pleased to know that Tom is still progressing well.
We are going every other day for dressings on the wound but it is finally healing.
On Tuesday he's back in for his Angioplasty and hopefully another stent in his artery. This should make quite a bit of difference to his being short of breath.
It's been all go for a good 4 weeks and we'll both be glad to get it all over with and settle down to normal.
I love, love, love your self portrait, what a brilliant idea for a page. Good news about Tom too xxReplyDelete
So Happy to hear of things are returning to normal :) your cover page is fantastic and thanks for posting the details your great!ReplyDelete
Your fabric page is so gorgeous. So much detail. Glad to hear Tom is doing well. All the best with his upcoming procedure.ReplyDelete
my hubby had 2 stints like this in 2002, it really made a big difference.. i love the earrings and the scissors and sewing machine are just to cute for words. glad hubby is doing better and this is a really beautiful page to your bookReplyDelete
Your page is adorable. Well done.ReplyDelete
Good to hear Tom's problem is being straightened out.
It is awesome! And the earrings are the final perfect finishing touch. When Phil had his intestinal resection, his wound got infected. I had to change and pack it every day, plus the home nurses came out. I was so worried, but it turned out fine. I hope they can put the stent in soon!ReplyDelete
That came out great. I love it. So glad to hear that Tom is continuing to improveReplyDelete
Brilliant, and best of luck with the angioplasty!ReplyDelete
I've heard that sometimes they use seaweed compresses for healing or Manuka honey-but I'm not sure how successful it is xReplyDelete
So glad to hear your husband is coming along. Your handwork is lovely.ReplyDelete
Your work is very much to my taste...crazy patchwork and bright colours. Very uplifting!ReplyDelete
I love all the little trinkets and the lovely vibrant colours on the page. Glad Tom is continuing to get better.ReplyDelete
Lovely piece you have done there Briony!,YP must be proud as well that you have made his art into something that will last forever!!.Glad that Tom is getting there,Best Wishes to you both,Debi,xxReplyDelete
Love it all the little details! Greetings,JoanReplyDelete
Glad things are progressing, both your play time and with Tom!ReplyDelete
Watching "Lady Bird" should help his recovery - no real shocks to contend with.ReplyDelete
That's a wonderful self portrait. I hope Tom continues to recover.ReplyDelete