Well I haven't really been missing, just more than a little pre-occupied!! My inspiration for these bowls was courtesy of my latest paper swap partner, Ines Seidel in Germany. Ines was kind enough to explain her process to me and of course, I just had to adapt it to my fabric paper technique. These bowls were formed on balloons, so the bottoms are rounded and not flat.
Kaite's birthday bowl is a combination of tissue, Japanese paper and vintage book pages. It was my first one and I think it's absolutely lovely. Very delicate and blue, which we all know is my absolute favourite colour!!
My sister Suzie just visited last weekend, so of course, she needed a new bowl. This one is very elegant with it's pale pallette. I added bits of vintage dotted netting, a little lace and some cotton yarn. Absolutely delicious!!!
Another blue one and I'm calling it the exploding bowl!!! I wanted to make a blue bowl for Suzie, but much to my surprise, the balloon burst overnight (I credit the hot, humid weather). I repaired it as best as I could with cotton yarn, layered it on another balloon (blowing up the new balloon with the bowl resting on the outside) and it split again. I decided to leave it alone after that!!! I'm actually rather fond of this distressed bowl and have decided to keep it for myself.
I do have more goodies to show you, but I think this will be it for this evening. I have a new bowl to start and it's getting late!! Watch for a new blog post next weekend. Will it be fabric or paper or beads or dominos?? Only time will tell.........