Sunday, 10 June 2012

My New Guest Photographer!

Well, as I forecast, I've been a little scarce this week due to the absence of my camera and a nice visit from my sister.  Both things worked to my advantage though as 'Little S' took some cracking photographs during his school workshop - he's quite the 'arty' photographer, taking all sorts of interesting angled shots, close-ups, some really fab stuff!  

My Big Sis kindly modeled one of my Macbook laptop sleeves too, so that photo will get used once I get busy making some more this week - so it's all good! :)  Here's some of 'Little S's' shots (used with his kind permission of course!) . . . 


. . . a lovely view of the ferry coming in to Stornoway (I hope we'll get onto that ferry at some point over the Summer!)


. . . a fantastic shot of a rock pool, with the sun glistening on the water - just beautiful!


. . . and a sweet view of some boats  in Stornoway harbour, with the Castle Grounds in the background.

I'm so pleased that I lent him my camera, with a certain amount of apprehension, you understand - he's only 10!  There are lots of shots he's taken both in Stornoway (our local town) and some near our home too - so I'll probably pop some more on during the next week or so - heck, I should send him out on a regular basis!

I finally dipped into my beautiful new lilac tweed and a made a little zipper purse for a friend at work - I couldn't resist adding a little embroidery on the front to mirror the ultra cute matryoshka fabric lining - it turned out quite nice and was a perfect fit for her phone, which she was wanting it for (it was about the only thing I made this week, so I was glad to get something done!) . . . 


I could have left it a little plainer, but the embroidery threads came out, and before I knew it . . . 


I'm predicting I may be having another slightly out-of-routine week again, this week but I will try and pop in again soon.  Before I go here's a funny shot of a detail of a 'tweedie' card I made for Little S's pals birthday at the weekend - he  really didn't want to take this card as he wasn't too impressed with my efforts!  I made it in a bit of a hurry and tried to make a 'football inspired' card entirely out of tweed - it turned out rather rudimentary, but I thought it was quite funny in a very, em, rustic way, hehe!. . .   I'll just show the 'tweedie'  football boots at the base of the card and spare my blushes . . . 


I'm giving myself some Brownie points for even attempting this card half an hour before the party!  Well, I did try :) :)  I bet it's the only Harris Tweed card he got - rustic or not!  (I've decided not to show my attempts at embroidering the goal-net - Oh Dear!).

Hope you've had a good weekend - lovely and sunny here, if a little chilly, we're not complaining though - long may it last!  

Cheerio an Drasda!
Alison x

5 comments:

peli said...

i love the purse!!!!the lining suits it perfectly!!!
i wish i could also see the card you made...
have a lovely week!

Claire said...

Hey Alison, Little S's pics are great, love the rock pool.

Your new lilac purse is grogeous.....love the colour and lining fabric and I think your embroidery is just perfect. Would've been a bit plain l without it.

You know I think the footy boots are really cute, I'm sure it wasn't the disaster you hint at and definitely a one of a kind.......

Have a great week, it's another frosty morning, but sunshine and blue sky as far as you can see.

Claire x

Alessandra said...

I love matryoshkas, so I love your purse, too!!!
xxxx Alessandra

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Little S's photos are great! LOVE the rock pool one. Such a talent!
The wee purse is cute as cute can be. And that lilac Tweed!!!! Swoon.

june at noon said...

I like how you added the embroidery to compliment the lining fabric. And, hey, if you outsource your photography, more time for tweed!