March has arrived and feels like Spring is on the way with the daffodils beginning to show and the other Spring bulbs. Not that we have had much of a cold winter this year.
February flew past, it only is two/three days shorter than other months but it feels like a week shorter!!! Don’t know whether that is because it has half term in it.
Over half term, as a family, we had a few days out. We went back to Scotney Castle, in Kent. It was a beautiful bright day and Tony took some lovely pictures. The old castle with its moat is really romantic and I keep wanting to create a A4 size wall hanging using it as inspiration. Part of the reason (other than time) that I haven’t created something yet is the fact that I am never happy with the way I can sew water, even using Crayola crayons to colour in depth and tone.
A couple of months ago in Popular Patchwork they had a piece about colouring on fabric with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I did some further research and asked for a tin for my birthday at the beginning of February. I got them and a tin of ordinary Derwent colouring pencils!
Over half term Laura and I had a little play and they are great – so far I have created ‘watercolour’ effect backgrounds to a couple of postcards. Have only finished embroidering one!! So, far…
But I think with these pencils, I will be able to create water far better and so, when I get a spare five minutes or so, I will create an A4 landscape with Scotney Castle and moat as it’s inspiration.