Monday, 1 September 2014

Ship Flowers

The anchors are the paper rings [what do you call them?] from anchor threads.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Plant Collage and SC20

A collage from a sketchbook.
and the final prompt for the spoonchallenge - selfie [not a good likeness]

The spoonchallenge was a 30 day drawing challenge, although we only got 20 prompts...weekends free.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tast 126, 127 and Handmade Stamps

Tast 126 - Alternating up and down buttonhole stitch
Tast 127 - Beaded alternating up and down buttonhole stitch
Stitched on handmade paper which is orange do you believe? I took the photo in a different room to the one I normally use but it is the same paper as I used for the last Tast stitches I've shown.

Handmade stamps from junk.

I used a used nail buffer like the one on the left and some corrugated card as shown to make a stamp. I just used double sided sticky tape to cover all the sides with the card, then painted them with acrylic paint which was quite messy as I painted all the sides while the paint was still wet.
The grooves face a different way on each side.
It looks a lot better once I painted over it with inks.

For the second stamp I used an old key which I glued to an old thread reel.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Green Bib and Cloth Doll

Another crazy patchwork bib, this one for friend Gill's new grandson. Made with vintage fabrics... one of them I used was leftover from a pram quilt I made my daughter when she was a baby, she's 35 now. What do you think about green for a boy, a change from the usual blue or just not right?
Yesterday we had a fun day at Gill's making cloth dolls, or starting a cloth doll. Gill has made some wonderful dolls so she was sharing her knowledge. This is what I've made so far, a basic head and hands.