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Sunday, 30 September 2007

Quilt Show

I went to a quilt show with two friends on Friday. I thought I'd just have a look and maybe buy some little thing. Well you know what 'thought' did - bought a feather and thought it'd grow a hen (or something like that)!! I had a BALL - the most beautiful bundles of fat quarters tied up with satin ribbons and all mix and match - I never see fabric like that in the shops - of course it's directed at quilters hah! Lots of elderly ladies who still make boring quilts in boring fabrics and have never moved forward with the times!! OK rant over.


Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Today's pages

I am a member of a Colour Play round robin which is taking a tad longer than we'd first imagined (about 9 months to be exact!). And today I finished my spreads - the brief was peeling paper, and shades of red, yellow and ochre. The foil reads 'Mother Goose'. Forsuel1 Forsuel2

Monday, 24 September 2007

Collage Calendar

Very exciting news - our arty collage calendar is now ready and is up for sale - just click on the link at the right for more details. I'm sure most of you will have heard of the artists who collaborated in this calendar, we're all very excited!

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Little things on card

I've prepared some card to back my little wallhangings with the name of our conglomerate WEE ART THINGS - I think they look much better!Withcard

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Wee Things

I've finished the first batch of wee hangings for the Arts & Crafts stall next month. The two fabric parts are joined with beading, ribbon hanger, and a variety of hearts and buttons. Here are a few:Charity

Wednesday, 19 September 2007


Well, the weather's turned rather cold all of a sudden and I was looking for my winter coat - and then remembered I'd sent a couple to the charity shop earlier this year. They weren't shabby or out of fashion, but they just wouldn't blooming well wear out and I was tired of them. I found not one but two fab coats - now want it to freeze LOL so as I can wear them.

I've been sewing some little things, and printing some words onto fabric, when they're finished I'll post some pics. I found a heart-shaped punch today, just what I needed because I'd tried to stitch fabric hearts but they're too fiddley and the stitching wasn't neat enough. So I'm going to sew paper hearts on. More later.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Found it!

I've had a piece for quite a while now that I just couldn't decide how to finish. I tried tiny tags hanging off the bottom - no good - ribbon, flowers, metal things - still not right. I was leafing through Beryl Taylor's Mixed Media Explorations and found it! A little stack of painted papers topped by a button, I used pearl buttons - here's LidiaLidia

Friday, 14 September 2007

Today I finished...

... another art doll because I have to send one for a swap and am not sure which to keep. This is Lola:20070914002

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

I've been good

I am feeling very pleased with myself as I have been painting before and after lunch for 4 hours. Had a little cat nap too. And now I'm waiting for paint to dry and looking around for something to do without major disruption. I moved the machines yesterday and set the Bernina up in my studio so I can easily do a little something!! I've caught up with some blog visits and the wine order which came yesterday is all stored away. Out the corner of my eye I see some withered flowers which need cutting but I know that as I can't do half measures, better not go into the garden today LOL.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Changing Direction

I've finished another 4 pieces of wall art and now have to put away the fabric and all the clutter that goes with sewing. I still get tempted to just do a little more and then I'm absorbed again and the paint stays in the tubes hah!!

But a different kind of clutter emerging LOL, I have a deadline six weeks on for handing in my paintings for the Cancer Research UK exhibition and I'm still not sure which ones. I am reworking some and the others have started off from scratch.

Anyway, here are the latest pieces which will be backed with colour washed wood but I thought they'd be easier to scan without the backing:One Two Three Four

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Using Dyed Cloth

I made this following an article in CPS where you dye muslin with coffee and it's turned out fine. Dyedcloth I think the secret was to stitch in a contrasting thread because my first attempt with cream thread was very bland.

Thursday, 6 September 2007


I've been dyeing muslin today with coffee and acrylics. It's dripping as I write. I have a love of duck-egg blue and it creeps into whatever I'm making - just can't help it LOL. I saw an article in the latest CPS that I want to try and this is the first stage. I am impatient though, want to do more - oh well - tomorrow!!

I'm off to 'Footering Friday' tomorrow (that's Scottish for messing around) and will take my fridge magnets to finish off, and the dyed muslin. More later.........

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Art doll

It seems that I am well and truly in a 'doll phase'!! And after me saying that I hadn't enjoyed making one for a swap (maybe it's because I didn't like the pattern we had to use), I decided to try something else. And OK, after painting and stamping some muslin and titivating her up a bitFinaldoll  - here's AGGIE:

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Wall Art and things

I've completed another piece in my 'aged' wall-hangings. My adrenalin is flowing at the moment so have to make use of it! I've listed it on etsy - I've called it MUSE.Muse

I've also been playing around with magnetic plastic and decided to make some fridge magnets. They're not finished yet, will post them later.

Hope you're all having a happy and creative Sunday!!