Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Building up

I decided to make a Kiwi Carole snippet roll, something NZ to mark the events of the past few weeks
I started at the bottom with a 'stone' brick shaped button
kia kaha - forever strong
a Tiki on top of an 8 cent bus ticket from the Christchurch Transport Board, think I'm showing my age here... ( I have a cupboard full of this stuff...)

Paua shell pieces
I found a 1957 receipt from a shop along Columbo street, my grandfather had bought himself a new vacuum cleaner!
a Tui bottle cap from Kiwi Carole

and International flag ribbon

and a strip of Pohutukawa fabric and some woolly wool to complete the look

Many many thanks for all of your kind wishes, it'll be a long long time before things return to any kind of normal in Christchurch. The city continues to rock and roll and my mother went out and bought some fabulously named Seismic Putty, I kid you not, now she's stuck down all her ornies ' to stop the blimin' things sliding off all the time' down but not out...
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27 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Love your snippet roll, it is full of little treasures!! Gotta laugh at your Mum... seismic putty!! So good that people still have some humour even in such dour times - its that war time spirit that makes people pull together to get through tragic events.

Sandy Leigh said...

How inspirational! Thank you for sharing your snippet roll--it is a beautiful treasure. I want to make one now. We think of you all often, and keep praying for you. Hugs!

Oxana said...

Your snippet roll looks beautiful!!! Thank you for inspiration!
Higs
Oxana

Linda said...

Your Snipped Roll is beautiful! And I'm sure it was very thereaputic to do at this time...isn't art a blessing in our lives! I also love that your mum got Seismic Putty! We should have thought of that! What an invention!I'm praying for the people of Christchurch, Margaret.

Carola Zajdman said...

I didn´t know about this roll, so ceative and original, love the mix of stuff you use.

dosfishes said...

Gorgeous spools. These are fantastic. xox Corrine

Jenxo said...

oh Margaret it looks wonderful, what a great stash you have....will you send it to your mum? hugs Jenxo

Suz said...

makes me want to cry, margaret. that is so touching. what a great way to honor your christchurch. seismic putty..that is pretty funny!
hugs and prayers,
Suz

~*~Patty S said...

ooo
art helping you breathe through all of this grief and loss

your snippet roll is wonderful and so meaningful M

Seismic Putty now that is good marketing...wonder what it was called before?

take care dear one!
oxo

Jill said...

It's beautiful and I assume somewhat therapeutic for you.

Blossom inch said...

love this snippet roll, I have done mine as well all inspired by you...I will blog and link you later. Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Malaysia.

Blossom inch said...

love this snippet roll, I have done mine as well all inspired by you...I will blog and link you later. Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Malaysia.

Blossom inch said...

love this snippet roll, I have done mine as well all inspired by you...I will blog and link you later. Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Malaysia.

Riki Schumacher said...

Margaret, I love your snippet roll, so very beautiful and creative. I hope your and yours are safe, you guys have been through it. Take care, Riki

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

beautiful roll! Very touching! :-)

bad penny said...

This is a lovely tribute to those lost Margsret. I can't imagine the horror they went through but can onlt send my thoughts.

Joanna said...

Beautiful snippet roll, a sad but creative reminder of those terrible events.

Seismic Putty? Shame they can't make buildings with it.

J
x

Teresa said...

I'm loving all the down but not out stories coming out of NZ.
Thanks for the inspirational post - the snippet roll is just fabulous.

carole brungar said...

pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself!! Have a fab holiday and may those snippet rolls go forth and multiply! rofl!

Sandy Ang said...

So glad your family in NZ is OK. It's really scary to seeing the damage on TV.

Cynthia Eloise said...

what a great little roll of treasures. we are such a resilient breed.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a lovely snippet roll ~ filled with so many treasures! Your art is so inspirational dear! Prayers are being sent to you ~ Blessings friend.

Dianne said...

I love your snippet roll and all the things that went into it.

Lila Castro said...

This is a lovely tribute. Thank you for inspiration!
xx

Heather said...

I have never heard of a snippet roll before. Very inspirational. I think I may need to make one to. Your blog is wonderful!

Sanja said...

Love your spools,Margaret!:-)
Sanja xox

Nathalie Thompson said...

What a wonderful way to organize some of the stuff in your cupboard! :) More like a treasure roll. And I am sure it WAS theraputic. If only life could be so easily organized and rebuilt!