Notice a theme with these colouring pages yet? This one is also from Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest, and was also started with paperchase fineline pens. Unfortunately that pack only came with two shades of green, but when combined with the Staedtler pens, that gave me four shades to work with.
Another page from Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest today. I started this one ages ago, using some fineliners from Paperchase, but I was getting annoyed with the lack of colour options in that pack. I recently purchased some Staedtler fineliners, and those gave me the inspiration needed to actually get on and finish this page.
There’s just enough small detail to make it interesting, without making the page too busy for me to look at, let alone colour!
November is proving a busy month, and as such I’m not getting much chance to work on my sewing projects. However, I have been trying out some ‘adult colouring’ as a way of switching my brain off of an evening, and I’ve got quite a few pictures finished now.
So rather than those pictures just sitting in the books unseen by anyone else, I thought I would share them here, to help pass the time until I can work on my next sewing project!
Coloured with Staedtler fineliners, this was surprisingly fun to pick a colourscheme – I wanted to avoid greens for this one, so I went with an autumnal look instead.
A true WIP (Work in Progress) today, rather than another UFO (Unfinished Object). I was given this wallet a few years ago, but the material has started to break up and it’s not looking all that startling now. So given that I like the style of this particular wallet, I wanted to try and make my own ‘knockoff’ version of it. Only trouble is, I’ve never attempted anything like that before, so where on earth do you start?
The original wallet
I began unpicking the topstitching, gradually making my way through the various layers, taking photos as I went so I know where each piece was attached. When the wallet was made, they cheated and glued down the seam on the inside before topstitching it, which was an experience to try unpicking the stitches from!
So far I have almost all the pieces unpicked and my next aim will be to trace around them to make a paper pattern. Given how complex it looks, I’ll probably then make a rough version in some cheap polycotton to ensure I’m happy with how it all should go together. And then with a bit of luck I can make the ‘proper’ wallet!
Wish me luck!