Thursday, 31 January 2008
For some reason, my scanner chose to trim this one a little close even on the third attempt! This is an ATC trade with Emmy, isn't it wonderful. MyATc isn't quite finished so will possibly post it tomorrow.
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Of course, I had to SHOP!! Two 12 inch square sketch/notebooks with quite thick paper and a book on motorcycles from the £2.00 bookshop, a small notebook with handmade paper from Oxfam for 79p and a trip to the Textile Workshop at Sherwood ( who also hae a shop on ebay) where I bought dyed merino wool tops and space dyed Tussach Silk tops to play with.
The market square has been opened out and is now used for entertainment, markets even ice skating at Christmas and we have a relatively new tram system.
Friday, 25 January 2008
Thursday, 24 January 2008
The Unlimited Textiles group swap this month is Art Nouveau and this lovely touchy feelyATC was waiting on the doorstep when I got home yesterday. I suspect that it has been made on an embellished with mixed fibres, machine and hand stitching and beads. Eva, I think it's lovely, many thanks.
Several people have asked what the writing says at the top of the piece. It is a Tibetan Buddhist mantra used in meditation and is written on a silver bangle that I wear most of the time. More details can be found here The Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
hand dyed cotton, t shirt computer print, computer print on cotton,hand embroidered, machine embroidered and quilted and beaded. All items from existing stash.
Monday, 21 January 2008
to create one joint art doll to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
When doll is complete, it will be mailed in to Art Doll Quarterly™
before finally being auctioned off on eBay at a later date.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT CHARITY.
If you are a quilter, mixed-media artist, polymer clay artist,
painter, doodler, felting guru, pastel artist, doll artist, beader, collage artist,
abstract artist,stitching queen, yarn goddess, paper artist, rubber stamper,
photographer, digital junky, rusted ART connoisseur, crayon/marker
enthusiast, journal-ER, poet... you get the idea,
We need YOUR participation!
one 2x2 inch square with a cloth base using your chosen medium
in ANY way you feel inspired to do so for this project!
(ideas, but definitely not limitations might include... name of loved one,
motivational word, favorite quote, theme of LOVE, HEART, DANCE, BREASTS,
a face, an eye, a hand, a pose, a script that dances from your fingertips, a beaded symbol,
a thread embellished design, a photo, a digitally enhanced image, poetry you wrote or
a portion of a poem you LOVe, scripture, felted object (wing, heart), thick layer of
paint with rubber stamping, rusted object, a clay face...
let the THEME of LOVE inspire you). Sometimes just looking around your studio
or work space will INSPIRE you! See something sitting on your desk that you've been
wanting to use but didn't know what to do with???
Sunday, 20 January 2008
The plan was really simple, take camera, take photos of swollen river, flooded fields etc. Guess who forgot to put the memory card back in the camera!!
So no photos, no stitch, just a small piece of background fibre awaiting hand stitching.
Saturday, 19 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
I've not felt like stitching at all this week mainly due to feeling rough, far easier to wrap up and watch DVDs (no telly so I've never seen daytime TV) Anyway I have managed to finish these two ATC for Jill and Margaret for the unlimited textiles swap even though it has taken me most of the week.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
At the weekend I was playing with transfer paints and Art Nouveau as a subject, even though this is just messing around with colour, I think there may be a piece of work in here somewhere.
Purple missus has just asked if this is before or after transferring to fabric. This is the paper before transfer- the colours come out quite different on the fabric but I just like the set as it is, will put it with my to do pile, near the top!
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Anyway, the latest from Take it further challenge, the piece is more or less finished, just needs backing and edging next weekend when I will hopefully feel more like doing it.
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Saturday, 12 January 2008
At the end of last year, Fibre and Stitch zine net group had a challenge to make a box and all entries were placed in a prize draw and I won! much to my surprise as I am usually the one still holding a full complement of raffle tickets at the end of the draw also I'm normally stood next to the person who has won all the prizes. The box was made by Sue Bleiweiss and was filled with useful fibres and a Fibre and Stitch Tag.
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Look what Anna sent back to me, I'm so lucky to be finding so many friends out here.
No stitching tonight, busy helping a friend by scanning some photos for his blog which hopefully will be up and running soon. I had forgotten how long this takes as everyone seems to be digital now.
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Lise sent me this award at the weekend, unfortunately for one reason or another, blogger wouldn’t let me upload the picture. Probably so that I couldn't show it off, as this is theFIRST blog award anyone has sent me. It really made MY day!!''The rules are: "Give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about Blogland! Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on. Beware! You may get the award several times!"
Some of you may have received this award already, if so, please do not feel any pressure to participate again.''
Now here lies the problem, my reader currently tracks 85 blogs, most of which I love reading and make me smile and to narrow it down is proving to be somewhat problematical to say the least!
So if you will forgive me, I will update this post tomorrow when I have a little more time to link in my favourites.Ok here we go: Ferret, Magstitch, Emmy, Julie, Anna. Magaretr, Annica
Thank you, all of you.
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Slowly coaxing my machine into working, it's still not happy but we are reaching an agreement, I don't shout at it and it won't sulk too much.
Monday, 7 January 2008
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Well, my camera doesn't like reds but here is the fabric collage sitting on my pin board waiting for stitch and embellishment. Finished size will be around 12 inch square I think.