Thursday, December 30, 2010

All heart

Now Christmas is over and all gifts unwrapped I can reveal my little hearts. Little trinkets given with love.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

May the best thing that happened to you in 2010 be the worst thing to happen in 2011.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Old Man Wind"

As an avid follower of Jude Hill, I am constantly amazed by her wonderful cloths. I have made my own little holiday cloth, "Old Man Wind".

It's funny how things evolve, this started off as an experiment following Jude's lead. I cut up various fabrics into tree and moon shapes then washed them. The frayed results were wonderful. Particularly the white silk moon, the fraying was quite extensive which lead me to the resulting picture. The green velvet frayed beautifully also.

After backing and edging it, I think next time I would prefer to leave the raw edges. Thanks Jude for your inspiration.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Banner

I was asked to make a sign to go over the noticeboard in the community hall for our local social club committee. I decided to go all out and make a banner that could be used each Christmas. It measures 1.7m long by 90cm deep. I have appliqued each letter on with blanket stitch and decorated with holly leaves and red berry puffs. I was fortunate to have a pile of xmas patchwork squares of various patterns that were the perfect size for the letters.

Making up for lost time

Sorry I've been away from my blog for so long, no excuses, just needed a break, I guess. My Fantasy Garden theme is slowly coming along. This is was my first piece finished. It measures approximately 54cm x 38cm.

The second piece measures 44cm x 41cm. The kantha background gives a lovely effect.

The third piece is only small, 24cm x 27cm. A mythical butterfly.... perhaps!

The fourth piece is just getting underway, pinned and ready for invisible tacking. It measures 53cm x 37cm.