Friday 27 February 2015

Thursday 26 February 2015

Crazy Patchwork Apron 2

Another crazy patchwork apron made from vintage scraps. This time I stitched the pieces onto a used white apron which was probably a mistake as the apron shape is not perfect and there were extra problems with the straps already being fixed. Still it's done even if it is wonky in places.

Friday 20 February 2015

Crazy Patchwork Apron

I've been in the vintage fabric scraps drawer again, this time I made an apron. I just used whatever I picked up rather than using any colour coordination resulting in a very multi coloured apron.

Thursday 19 February 2015

Organza Flower

Layers of organza, cut in circles and snipped, then burnt with a candle flame [carefully]. Sequins and beads stitched in the centre.

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Cubist Cats

Another contest at Spoonflower is coming up soon and we have to create a Cubist cat themed fabric design. I've created two but I can't make my mind up which to enter. Although looking at them now I think I have decided. Which would you choose?

Monday 16 February 2015

Book with Blue Cover

I've had a stack of pages ready for book binding since November and now I've actually bound them at last. For the cover I used a hand painted, stamped and embroidered piece of fabric.

I had done a little hand embroidery but it was so stiff to stitch I decided to use the machine instead. The tension wasn't right but I quite liked the effect so I stuck with it.

I put pages together in groups of three before stitching.

The pages are a mixture of hand painted, printed art work, music, envelopes, maps etc

This was the book before covering with the fabric. I used the cover of an old hard backed diary for the end pieces.

Thursday 12 February 2015

Doodle and Ditsy Sheep

A doodle in my sketchbook, I started colouring in with pens but I got bored so I finished it with brusho inks another time. I think it looks slightly better in the sketchbook but not a lot.

The contest at Spoonflower this week is ditsy sheep and this is the design I've entered. You can vote in their competition by going to the connect page.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Handmade Shopping Bags

I've had a piece of upholstery fabric in a drawer for years and I thought it was time I did something with it so I've made three bags all slightly different.

I used small pieces of velvet ribbon to hold the straps in place on the top one.

I turned the corner piece to the outside as a design feature instead of to the inside [and cutting off] and stitched on buttons with cross stitch to keep in place.

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Three Mice

I used the inside of a used envelope for the mice, if you look closely you will see the pattern is of winged lions.

Monday 2 February 2015

Leather Rabbit Family

Another picture I recently finished. I painted the background on canvas fabric then embellished with machine embroidery. The rabbits were made from faux leather with black patches also in faux leather which were appliqued onto the fabric. The eyes were drawn on with pens. The fabric was wrapped around a canvas frame.