Monday, September 27, 2010
another public holiday today
I can't remember what it is for but we have another public holiday but we have just worked on anyway. Ian has been sorting out the reticulation with a timer for while we are away and loaded the Createx Versa Tool onto the website. Of course it didn't come today because contrary to what anyone else says, delivery people don't on public holidays because they are having a day off too. The flame plant is still looking very good - there are 4 of them and they are all starting to flower very nicely. The kangaroo paws still alive are looking glorious and when we come back we will have to close our eyes and replant all the ones which died. The bottlebrush is also out in flower and starting to look super - the birds love our garden. We have started tidying up the back garden as well.
I have been playing a little more with the new discharge gel which I hope Ian will get onto the web this week.This is on a hand dyed fabric which I got from Kirri at Tuilis Fabrics - the purple colours in the dye show through so it is quite interesting. The gel is easy to use - non toxic and once it is dry you just iron it. Then I washed these two pieces of fabric. The fern is a stamp, the leaves a Stylish Stencil - I applied the gel kind of right to the edge. I will add some colour back in. you can also get the gel in colours but I haven't decided whether I will bring them in or not as yet.