had a very pleasant and uneventful journey back home from the Isle of
Wight yesterday with some sunshine and some rain.
It has been a fabulous
break and hubby doesn’t go back to work until 2nd. October!
Just a bit of background first!
we went on the first Incentive Trip I’d earned, which was to Thailand
in July 2017, I wanted to bring back a souvenir of such a memorable
We spoke to the shop owner and he explained it had been made by hand by
local Thai women.
Apparently, they collect dresses that have been made with very
substantial fabrics that are no longer wanted, and cut pieces to make a
patchwork quilt tapestry.
Getting the tapestry
home wasn’t a problem.
We just folded it and put it in our suitcase, but getting it framed wasn’t so easy – it measures 5′
It was quite a challenge for our local framing company, not
least because we wanted non-reflective, safety glass that didn’t weigh a
to the coloured sands!
At the top of the cliffs at Alum Bay, one of the shops offers
the opportunity to fill glass or plastic shapes with different coloured
Fortunately, we’d both chosen the larger size Chang!
now we have Chang and Sandy Chang!
I made one of these sand-filled
ornaments years ago when I was 16, and my goodness, how they’ve improved
on how it’s finished off.
This includes giving you the option to have wavy lines put in
This is done by inserting a long needle down the outside edge
of the sand!
If you ever get the chance to do this, do have a go; it’s fun,
relaxing and satisfying!
I’ll be back in my studio and it’ll be business as usual again!
you for staying with me during our little break, and I hope you’ve enjoyed
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.