Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I've Moved!

Well, I've moved the posts, minus the pictures but you can't have everything! (Well, you will eventually after I've reloaded them all...).

My new blog is here: Dreaming Spirals. Welcome!!

I'll keep this one here for a while till I've got the other one organised....

Update: all my photos are now on the new blog but I'll keep this blog here so you know where to find me if you come across this link before the other one!

I'm posting this as a test to see if it comes on the old blog or the new one to see if I can use Hello to post pictures on Wordpress!

Blog Moving Soon!

I'm planning to move this blog to Wordpress soon on my website. The new blog is up and I've been busy reading instructions how to import all the posts from Blogger. So when I'm feeling brave - and foolish! - I will give it a go! Hopefully ... always hope.... this will go seamlessly... But probably - it won't! So just in case I disappear for a few days, that's why!

The new blog's URL is http://www.lizplummer/com/blog if there are any problems. Not much there at the moment but that's its new address. Don't click on the 'blog' button on my website yet because that still leads to this one, but I'll change it if all goes to plan. The RSS feed is: . At least, that's what works with Awasu!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

This is the other side of the previous piece.

This is an interesting piece of fabric. I'm not sure what it consists of but it is shiny on one side and matt on the other. It may have silk in it but it isn't entirely silk because it melts if I burn it, but this has been washed so it is fast.

This is a piece of old silk blouse I got for 10p in a church bazaar!

This is another piece of silk. I love the wavy sorts of designs.

This is the best of the rusted fabrics so far. It is actually a silk scarf, so I may keep it as that. Silk really takes the rust well.

Monday, November 21, 2005

It's Valeri's Fault!!


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I thought I'd put the http bit in so the links become clickable:

Dreaming Spirals

The rusted fabrics turned out well (minus the washing line one which is still shivering out there - frost again tonight!) - I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Website is up!!

My new website is now up and running - please have a look and tell me what you think! Any constructive suggestions very welcome - especially if anything doesn't work on your browser. I've tested it on Firefox, Netscape and IE but only the most up to date versions so I don't really know what it'll look like on older ones...

You can either go to or - the latter is the 'real' one because I couldn't get a address from my webhost and the com one wasn't available... Both seem to work equally well on my machine.

Some of the rusted fabric is now in the washing machine - the stuff I put outside around the washing line is frozen solid! I put it out because we've just had a VERY wet couple of months - perfect for rusting things... so of course, ever since I put it out, it's been frost and sunny skies. Which I'm not complaining about, you understand... just frustrating for trying to rust things... Anyone know if frozen vinegar-soaked silk will rot quickly??

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The photo's a bit blurry (camera batteries running down) but this is what I did this week, beside the website. I felted a couple of old jumpers by washing them at 95 degrees, cut them into mostly squares and sewed them together. Not sure where this is going because I've now run out of squares, but it's fun to put on my knees if it gets cold, even though it isn't finished!

Friday, November 18, 2005

What is your French name?

Your French Name is:

Pénélope Origny


Frosty Friday

I tried to post these with Hello but for some reason it is playing up. I'll try it again tomorrow.

This was the garden first thing this morning - crisp and frosty. It makes a change from wet and dark. The rusted fabric on the washing line isn't doing too well though. I think it would like more rain. It's frozen too. Oh well. I'll leave it until we have some - we never have to wait long for it here.

This is the angelica in my herb garden, looking a bit sorry for itself. It recovered a bit through the day, though.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Cross eyed computer user!

I've been very busy these past few days: my webpages are taking shape nicely. And I've found out a few things about Firefox and Internet Explorer and their treatment of html... like how differently the same webpage can look in each of them if you're not careful! It's amazing how long it takes just to fine tune the look of the pages, resize photos, look for missing apostrophes or tag markers (or whatever they're called - the little arrow things used in tags.

I've found that it's addictive, too - time slips by without you noticing; 'I'll just finish this little bit' and before you know it, it's midnight!

I'm being very restrained about the rusting fabric, too -it's still there. I've resisted the urge to pull it off and look at it. I'm going to leave it a week at least.... it helps that it's up the end of the garden and I have to push through a few bushes to get to it!

A yummy catalogue arrived from Fibrecrafts too - lots of dyeing supplies and screen printing equipment; and Zachary has got his eye on a little loom ...

Monday, November 14, 2005

I went on another rusting-fabric spree this afternoon. Underneath all this fabric is a very rusty clothes line which I've been gazing at speculatively for a few months. I had to cut my way through the undergrowth to get to it though! I also wrapped up a few rusty tools and an old corroding bucket (as in bucket and spade) forgotten under the aforesaid undergrowth. No doubt I will have added to the neighbours' views of my eccentricity!