A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Useful Little Fabric Scraps!

Yes, two of the above are the same from my last post, but I've added some colour to them after all! I decided they were a bit too bland, and have added some colour with my Karisma pencils.

Not sure if you can still buy Karisma pencils, such a shame as they can be used heavily for really dense colour, and also blend really well. Prismacolour may be similar, but I've not tried them.

These two, above and below have been made from some small scraps of fabric that I've kept. After forming them around my piece of felt covered rigid plastic, I've added a few beads for embellishment. So simple and quick to make, little stocking fillers to put away for friends and family at Christmas!

I always knew those little fabric scraps would come in useful one day!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Black thread drawing!

Bluebells and a butterfly.

Two more brooches. This time I decided to use my favourite technique of free machine stitching, or as I like to call it 'drawing' with my machine needle! Both stitched/drawn in black thread on scraps of cotton fabric that I had previously painted with acrylic paint. I think I prefer these simpler styles to the hand stitched brooches in my previous post.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Working small.

A couple of brooches I've stitched this week. It has been good to do a bit of hand sewing, and the wedding preps are nearly all done now, so I've got a bit more time again. I'm going to make a few more, and then I'm hoping to sell them.

These zentangles are also quite small, about 4" square, and something that's easy to do while sitting in the armchair watching TV. Lots of websites on how to make these, so I won't go into details, but they are an enjoyable way to relax with a pen and paper.

That's about it for now, but I hope you are enjoying your time with creative pursuits, have fun!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A Recycled Cornish Sky!

This months journal quilt is called 'Recycled Cornish Sky'. I suppose it could also have been called 'March Winds!' I have cropped this piece from an abandoned quilt that I was making for the Tin Mine Challenge, cq@10 in 2012. It wasn't working as I'd planned, so I started again. I always keep everything, even stuff that I consider to be a total disaster, but somehow, they always seem to be just right for future projects, including book wraps, and postcards. I have just added some red stitching to this, in keeping with my January and February jq's, and the 'line', is the bottom left red line of stitch from the left side to the bottom.

I'm still extremely busy with wedding preps, so not much else to show for now, apart from bridesmaid dresses, but they are to be kept under wraps until after the BIG day!!

Thanks for dropping by, hopefully I'll be back soonish!