Sunday, April 29, 2012

when the weather sucks...



It was a horrible day today.  Awful weather.  I actually had to put my winter coat on.  I didn't mind putting my very stylish winter hat on, but the coat felt like giving in! It's nearly May, for crying out loud.  The rain is one thing, but the cold? 

The awful weather put my plans on hold so I stayed in and made my own cotton reels.  Like you do.  The seam on the one on the right might give you a clue to how I did it.  Basically, I die cut circles for the top and bottom, gluing 2 together to give them some bulk.  Then I just rolled paper to make the middle bit and glued everything together.  I wish I'd had my Crop-a-Dile to punch holes in the ends, for total veracity, but I rather like them.  No idea what I'm going to do with them, but I'm sure I'll think of something. 

2 comments:

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant idea! I have been trying to find you, Rachel, as I didn't understand the page I got transported to (I am not very technical). Your work is beautiful. I am offering up a bag as blog candy but also Yes, I am happy to sell the other two I blogged, thank you for asking. I left a message via my own blog as I didn't manage to find you at the time!

Lucy x

Kat Griffin said...

they remind me of little pedestals or could be mushrooms that gnomes might sit upon.
-KAT-