Just a few images of spring first while I've been out and about:
Growth bursting forth:
..and friends return at last:
Isn't blogland wonderful? I just wanted to share a couple of my experiences over the last couple of weeks. As you know I've been bitten by the jewellery-making bug but had 1001 questions about how to do things. Maggie who lives nearby and has made loads of lovely stuff kindly gave me a lesson in soldering and lent me some of her tools, despite the fact that I'm encroaching on her territory. She has been so generous, I wanted to send her a cyber-hug, as well as the lino-cut for her packaging that should look less blurry than this when it's printed up:
Secondly, Poppy Cottage who had offered a pattern for a bag, and I thought she would just give me rough instructions through her blog, but no, although we've never met, she very generously posted a selection of knitting patterns to me at her own expense. Thankyou so much, if I can ever return a favour, please let me know. And finally a mention for my good friend Felted House who offers me support, tremendous faith in my artistic ability amongst other things, and 'talks me up' ( to quote Lis) in a way that I never could but one I hope I can live up to. Bloggers - I salute you.
Now a sneaky peek at my first soldering attempts:
(Waxing and Waning)
I only pushed the earrings into blutack to hold them upright, but I just realised it looks like a funny face wearing glam rock shades doesn't it?
Two out of four being invisible isn't too bad I hope?