Hello treasures....... how are you doing? Thank you so much for your emails of concern after Wednesday's horrible events in London. I work at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and was at Guy's at the time (about a mile away). Reports started flying around by email about what was happening. St Thomas', which is right beside Westminster Bridge went into lockdown, and we all waited to see what would happen. By 6pm, people were being allowed to leave, and we were told to get ourselves home. I must say, darlings, I had a moment of panic as I went down into the Underground. But all around me, my fellow travellers were calm, quiet and going about their business. It made me so proud to be a Londoner......we will not let fear and hatred win.
And so despite what happened, it is business as usual here in Two Crafty Brownieland. I am still drooling over Lucy's rhubarb recipes, and of course have been busy making things alongside my day job. As you may have noticed, I am still obsessed with making books. The longest I've ever gone with one craft without getting bored!! I've been experimenting with different covers, and my absolute fave is using napkins.
It's such a quick and easy way to prettify card or paper, and there are so many gorgeous designs!!
What you need are
Some pretty napkins
Index cards, tags, card or even just paper
PVA glue or Mod Podge
a soft bristled brush
What you do is
Peel apart the three layers of the napkin, you'll be using the top, patterned layer only. Lay the napkin on top of your paper/card. Apply the glue on top of the napkin with gentle strokes, making sure the glue goes right to the edge.
Leave to dry, it takes about half an hour. Trim around your card or paper with scissors and admire the pretty effect!
I have been making book covers by gluing napkins to envelopes, and it makes such a lovely, pliable cover.....
I finally made myself a planner to use after my Christmas Journal got full.....
In other news, it's nearly been a year of sewing my own clothes! I'll be doing another post about this soon, but in the meantime, come close and let me tell you a secret......sometimes my dress matches my underwear!! (this one's especially for you, Kelly!!)
I have been baking No Knead Bread......
Well, that's it from me, lovelies, because, guess what, I'm off to buy some napkins!!
Kisses all over your lovely faces......