Saturday, July 15, 2017

pages from my sketch book


I left some sketches to color later with colored pencil or paints
If you use them would love to see results



hill villages

country life  

daily notes and drawings

Friday, July 7, 2017

two brooches, French style


Hearts for Paris, two hand sewn brooches with vintage flowers
wear them to a garden Fete'
or decorate a sweater for winter blues








Thursday, July 6, 2017

fabric journal for friends


You can find this very lovely journal with lots of pictures,
in my shop
Fun to create, I did work on it for a couple of weeks
the results are pleasing and the book feels great in the hand
has tabs, lots of lace, pockets and quotes

fo mon amis
 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday America


a special gift for you

our song


To make the Celebration bow
Tie three nice ribbons into bows
I used wired taffeta for the stripes
the top bow is silk organza
Stack them and glue to a piece of felt

For the ruffled center
I used wired ribbon a yard long
I gathered one side tightly by pulling the wire
Then circled the ruffle onto a felt piece
added a button to the middle and then glued it to the bow assemblage
To hang I made a loop with string and glued to the back

love Lilla

Thursday, June 15, 2017

walking the Paris streets


a pastel sketch I made recently 
combined a few different looks to try to capture 
a rainy evening stroll
I always seemed to be on the city streets in the rain



an evening walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017

peg dolls, a workshop


Such fun dressing simple clothes pegs and giving them some personality

My friends and I had a lovely time in the sun
we certainly finished the day with some lovely ladies
The clothing had o be seen to be believed









You cansee more of the videos and fun times here

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FijUr82OneY&feature=youtu.be





Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Monet


I love all the impressionists and often sit and paint my memories of his garden in France
I have built up a series that may make a book one day,  who knows!
 I use mostly watercolors and acrylic paints
Have started using pastels recently, the style suits the French masters I like to try to emulate.
Here are two very quick pics

the arched bridge



waterlilies

Thursday, May 25, 2017

an amulet for protection

a beaded amulet I recently completed
I love  an ethnic look achieved with some of my sari silk
Part of a collection sent to a magazine
Must say they are decorative but hold an ID and change for a trip to the Mercado
How to coming later

neck wear with flair