Friday, 9 September 2016

Stuffed!

....last week I took a workshop with Jaki Bogg.... Textile taxidermy.
What a great day

I had no idea how these things were contructed..till I had a prod and poke at the sample... it's easy when you know how. Contruction was a bit slow because it's all hand stitched and I had a hard time trying not to be too neat...it's supposed to look shabby, I did try! and for once I followed the instuctions.


I used bits from my Linton Tweeds collection.It's quite a large piece, around18 inches tall.


If you get the chance to do this workshop then I would thoroughly recommend it.

Monday, 29 August 2016

More....

Stamps, theses have sat in a drawer unused for the best part of four weeks...time to try them out.


I looked on the Neat and Tangled blog for inspiration.



 
They had used a little bit of glitter 




All in all a versatile set of stamps.


Modern and fresh


Reminds me of Sanderson wallpaper.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Things on Sticks..

....Flowers to be exact..the stamp is from Woodware.It's stamped onto patterned paper..no need to colour!


The leaf is from an old Hero Arts set.


 They're cut out and then stuck onto sticks.. the kind you stir your coffee with!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

EfemeraInk.

... This month at EfemeraInk we made dream catchers...with embriodery hoops and vintage doilies..


The center is coloured with a copic pen.


The feathers are cut with a Tim Holtz die and then embossed.


Lots of random beads.
A bit of gold embroidery thread is woven through the doily


The center is a ready made rose from Cosmo Cricket...it's old!
I knew it would be used for something someday!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Finally...

.....got round to doing something with them...gift bags.


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sometimes...

.....You just want to sit mindlessly and glue and stick!..especially when you've had a bee sting on your hand and that hand is the size of a grapefruit!


So I've dug out the scrap box and a Sizzix owl die.


With little idea what I'll eventually do with them.


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

So Much....

For blogging more regularly!....I've just run out of steam. The decorating in the lounge is done, I've
 re-up-holstered a chair and reorganised the craft room.



The drawers are now full of stuff...


My new Jonny Hannah print is framed and hanging.


This is the view from my craft table.


and a few collectables, bits of driftwood, plastic knitting needles and a bowl of wooden cotton reels.