Friday, November 4, 2011

Home Again and.....Busy....Busy...!

Hi There Blogging Friends! I am back in my lovely home after travelling 20,000klms on an amazing trip through the Top End of Australia and, the entire state of Western Australia. It is a blessing to have covered so much territory safely and happily and I would recommend an "Aussie Outback Experience" to anyone.

Although we have been home for a few weeks; we haven't had a moment to sit idle. The fine red dust of the outback is like baby powder and settles in and on everything you have with you, while travelling has been clean, clean, clean and there is still more to do.

However; I have taken a couple of breaks to finish off my swap commitments with my USA friends at 'Roses On My Table' and; to also finished my October challenge with my own local Papercraft Artist friends. Here are some pics.....

The final doll for the 'Le Papiere' Dolls swap at Roses was a Christmas doll to hang on a tree. I made the first one to send..... then; I made this second one "just for fun". See how you can play around with the arms and legs...I love doing that!

The tag swap group at Roses had a Christmas Tag for December; here is mine....

Then; the main theme was 'Statues' I started this one while I was travelling, I had to mock up a statue so; I was inspired by the Helen Reddy song "I am Woman" to create a statue dedicated to Women.

The final swap for the year for the Roses ATC group was 'Holidays' most Australians head for the beach during the hot weather over the Christmas season, I made mine as 'Holiday by the Seaside'.

here is a close up of one....that is some Western Australia beach sand in the bottom left hand corner.

Finally, my local group had the theme 'Anything French' for their October challenge, so; I decided to create some Paris dresses and put them on cards.

It's time to get serious now and return to my textile design work....I've pulled out some gorgeous fabrics and am in full's a start.....isn't it??


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