Monday, March 12, 2018

stormy sea

a picture I made with paint and with fabric
For the wall
8 x 10"
Has vintage sailors' charm of a starfish, I was lucky to find.

the storm on the coast

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

I loved the book so made a 16 inch doll to remember Tess
She is in my parlor doll style with layers of country colors, a net shawl and chintz and old lace dress

a country English doll
She sits waiting for a far off home

Saturday, February 24, 2018

a shabby folder for cards and photos

This has sold but still pretty to see here

Made from layers of textiles and lace all very old
I am slowly using them up, most are from France and NZ
I added some attic things to the inside pocket which is also adorned and stitched

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

covering my tablets

My nice daughters gave me two tablets at different times
So I had to make padded covers for them
I take them onto my Lanai and they are sometimes in the damp or wind
The folder with woman on front has several pockets inside where I keep all sorts of things like notes and pencils.

here are some views inside too
for my Samsung

for my Apple

Friday, February 16, 2018

silk pouch

I added vintage beading to the silk and cotton collage pouch
all hand sewn because it was fiddly and delicate


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

another workshop with friends

over the years we have made lots of crafts
sitting in the sun with the birds chirping merrily
lovely morning
Happy Valentines day to all
We made fabric hearts and paper envelopes to send

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Paris street

Painted Paris at twilight

I have sold this, but have more with this idea of wet on wet watercolor
still working on my technique
Have been finishing some Monet style art.
some of my very favorite
see them soon.
I have been making a whole collection

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

a few more lace and linen things

you must know by now I am patiently going through my stored textiles and using them
No hoarding here!
another loaded pocket and a heart for valentines day

loaded to sell

Heart for love
the heart has 2 antique sequin doves, how cool is that?
a new tassel idea at bottom
Did I mention that I really love things that hang and cascade, ribbons and fibers and tassels too