I've been distracted from card making recently, concentrating on knitting winter woollies for my grandchildren, and sewing dolls clothes for a baby doll we've got for our 2 and a half year old granddaughter for next Christmas. Yes, I know it's only the 1st of June today, but we'll soon be off travelling for a few months so I need to be "Christmas-prepared" well in advance!
However, I have made a few commissions that turned out happily! I enjoyed making these cards, the 2 surfer girls set at Mangawhai beach, for 2 sisters whose Mum gave me the colours of their surfboards and their hair.
The other card was for a special 11 year old's birthday, set at the wharf at Port Albert, where they live and where he goes fishing with his older brother and their labrador. As with a lot of the cards I sell, these will be put into frames.
I love these challenges and the creative process involved to get them "just right". And yes, it takes ages, and no, I don't charge nearly enough, but the fun of choosing the right fabric or textile scrap and colour combination is payment enough for me. It may not feed my belly but it certainly feeds my soul!