Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Friday, 6 May 2016

Jiggery Makery......Remembering the Debs

Here I am again. I thought that I'd better blog now as BT are now in the village and goodness only knows just how long I'll be online. This time I am featuring this wonderful image from Adele over at Jiggery Makery. This card was inspired by a television programme that I watched the other evening. It showed the last original debs being presented to the Queen. Now my Mother was one of these. It was 1958 and being presented was the highlight of many a debs season. It had been planned for a long time and was all alot of people talked about for even longer. I have watched many different clips of the presentation and have not managed to spot my Mother yet. I do have the pictures of her dress and still have the tiara she wore in her was made out of pearls..very pretty. The dresses had to be white and a piece of the lace still remains. So with all this in mind..I chose to work with Victoria from the Jiggery Makery range of wonderful ladies.

To make the card, I began by tracing the dress outline onto some parchment. I drew the leaf pattern with a white pencil and then parched it from the back. It gave the look of the lace overdress that my Mother had. I then attached this parchment dress to the original and glittered along the lines and at the bodice. I decoupaged some duflex roses from my stash as they were often given to the debs. I added the white leaf sprays to create a border..adding some pinky red pearls to decorate.

Well yet again the coffee calls and then it will be time for my cleaner to arrive. He is going to be laughing at me today because I'm covered in glitter. No doubt he will get used to it over always used to smile over Reg being covered in glitter. I would be working on a lot of cards and he would come over for a fuss and before I knew it he would be shimmering..bless him. I still miss him and it feels so strange to be without a dog. This is the first time in my life that I haven't had one...I will get another eventually...I will let you know when I'm thinking about it. All the cats must miss him..they made such a fuss of him and always lay with they all lie with I'm off for a coffee...I'll be back tomorrow with another until then...take care and happy crafting

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