Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This is how I start my cottage embroideries.
Draw first, then paint, sometimes on paper and often right on muslin.
You may use this for own stitchery, do not sell please.
I will be away next week for a while, so may not be adding to my blog often.
So grab this if you want as a big thanks from me.
I do appreciate the feedback I get.
at 1:12 PM
Save funds and make your own cards.
I cut a piece of card-stock, Bristol my fave, in half, and then fold each to make 2 cards.
Scallop edge of front piece and run line of glue and glitter along.
Now sew or glue on a little fabric and paper collage, quickly made from stuff on your table top or with me in the rubbish.
The icing on my cake anyway, is always a piece of plastic sewn to the top of the collage.
It just puts the card in another dimension and looks better.
Love to enclose cards and their envelopes in gift packages, blank please.
Then it can be used by the recipient.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I made a last ditch effort to enter into the art challenge on Green Paper.
Put together an altered envelope with the 3 images, paint, gold touches, lace and some of my nonsense writing. I liked the painterly look myself and these wonderful images already told me a story.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I am working on some embroideries, of course must do a cottage or two.
Here is part of one I painted first and now am adding stuff, embroidery lace, fabric bits and anything else I can find in my work box.
Bundle of old fabrics here too. I collect wherever I am, in NZ, from friends, here in Hawaii and hopefully at Quilt festival in Long Beach.
The heart I am giving away has linen from an old skirt of mine. Ticking layered under organdy, some of my embroidered ribbon and stained muslin.
Hope that helps those who ask. Aloha
at 10:34 AM
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This month I will give away a stuffed heart Provencal style.
7" long with layered and stitched, old fabrics. Coffee dyed.
Small pocket on back and hangs from string.
No lavender inside so it could be sent to another country OK
Leave a comment and I will draw the winner out of my battered cap again.
Next Monday which is 5th July is deadline.
at 10:55 AM