Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prayer flag on my Lanai

I had to put a little French touch on this prayer flag, naturally.
I leave my flags and buntings outside forever, until tattered and torn, faded and frayed
My flag is my house blessing,  pretty flying in the wind
Plenty of the 'Trades' here in the Islands,   sometimes they fly away.
Then it is 'found art' for some other person to enjoy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

From the ages, a life to inspire

Odette  on a wall art piece 12 inches
Using some fabric swatches from Suzy in Oz and a clock charm from Rhonda, both lovely friends   Merci
Hope I did the memory piece some justice.
Lots of layers, old lace and a base of canvas

Monday, April 14, 2014

country village bag

from the markets in the French countryside
one pocket on front and two on back
Crazy quilt hearts both sides

front with outside pocket and also the main inside pocket
back with layered pockets

Saturday, April 12, 2014

My Painting station

messy place I paint and hanging are some of my buntings that decorate my lanai

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My embroidered cottage box

see the cute rooster  and a bee
inspired by European cottages

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Remembering Odette

Since I had a number of small boxes I have been completing a few lately.
Another favorite thing love to do, once the lid is done it is easy to finish.
Handy receptacles for trinkets, photos or special treasures.
This is an Ode to Odette,  ( sorry for that!)
Collage on the padded lid, a cross because of her faith and french script around the bottom
I was  in Amiens where she was born and picked up some ephemera at a war graves museum shop.
Made the copy of a ration book to put inside the keepsake box, it is nicely aged and stained


Monday, April 7, 2014

My Easter parade basket

I made a video on YouTube for this  tutorial
My shabby version of an Easter basket.
Check it out and let me know if you enjoy it.
I really love to hear from friends but rarely do, all alone out here in the Pacific.
So don't forget I am still in the US though far from the mainstream
happy sewing and happy easter
with some eggs

shabby but fun

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NZ Railway cottage

This is near where I was born in Hamilton NZ
A restored railway cottage, I love it! Picket fence and all.
Some of my family worked on the rail junction and also lived nearby

This is a future embroidery in my cottage series
Lavender cottage

Front porch