• Bless you

    I've had a cold that seems to have dragged on forever, so to lift my spirits I've put together a few images of more creative uses for tissue paper.....

    Fancy Flower Flourish Closure

    if this link doesn't take you straight there then try this:


    This how-to blog post is by Lauren Meader of 'My time My creations, My Stampendence'

    She has a video, written instructions and photographs showing the making of this lovely paper flower.

    I'm wondering when the tissue paper we make beautiful things from became the softer more poor, red, sensitive, nose friendly stuff that we wouldn't be without. Though there must be all sorts of preferences because I still see the crafting style paper sold in squares with the softer stuff at the supermarket.

    I'm thinking I'm wandering down a road best perused alone.....

    Raising the tone....

    Elizabeth Anne Designs

    One more how-to blog using a different flower design. I'm a huge fan of marigolds, sadly the slugs in our garden are also devoted to them. If this cold goes on any longer I could officially take to my bed to make 200 cheer me up flowers for a bedroom door wreath.

    Slugs are funny things. Here in Bristol I've seen slugs larger than any I've seen anywhere else. A few years back I was studying biology and our tutor had a real passion for slugs. Had we had the time she would have loved to devote a whole module to slugs and it was she who pointed out the Bristol slug phenomenon...

    I really don't want to encourage their growing any more than nescessary but seeing this wreath does make me forget all that and want to reach for the seed packets again.


    Staying on a biological theme, I love this human anatomy dissected in Japanese paper by Lisa Nilsson.

    I love that it uses quilling on such a raw subject and the boxes are a gorgeous touch. Imagine finding a box and the delight of surprise on opening it and seeing one of these for the first time.

    Before I stop I'm just going to wander down that toilet paper aisle again.....


    Yes, made ENTIRELY of toilet paper. Check out the link, there are 11 designs. These are actually from 2009 and Canada has an event every year to promote breast cancer awareness.


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