Friday 28 February 2014

The Nannas Are Here!

I had a very collage-tastic half term break last week and these two ladies are the result of my pootlings.
I made a 'Nanna Star, That's What You Are' brooch.
And a 'Lucky Nanna' picture.
(Every home should have one!)

Thursday 27 February 2014

Private View! Woo!

Last night was the private view for the Creator Club, and what a social event it was!
Here's the artists themselves.
(And here's what they're really like!)
Even the tutors got in on the act!
Look at the spread!

Everyone was amazed at how young the artists actually were!
Love the title of his book, so post modern don't you think!
I was so proud, the Principal really liked Lottie's print!
We had resident MC Sam in da house!
The stars of the show being interviewed for college radio!
Even the local press called in!
We were all filled with pride!
And the creme de la creme enjoyed a lovely soirée!

Tuesday 25 February 2014

She's Finished!

Well, she's finally finished!
It's really difficult to know when to stop, but if think that you need some 'breathing spaces' as well as colour and pattern.
I'm not sure exactly what she's about to unlock, but she might tell me another time.

Saturday 22 February 2014

Half Term...

My half term in photographs:

The messy studio.

The Humpty Dumpty lamp stand charity ch-reasure of the year!

The vintage head scarf haul.

The deer-stalker-ed daughter.

The chihuahua up my jumper.

Friday 21 February 2014

Scrips and Scraps...

This half term holiday I've really been enjoying working on small things.
It's a bit like playing miniature chess.
I'll leave it out on the side, and when I walk past I might put a scrap here, a scrap there, jiggle it around, and when I'm finally happy, stitch it in place.
This is a small picture which can be hung on the wall with a tiny bull dog clip.
It looks like she's inspecting her garden in the rain I think.

Saturday 15 February 2014


I think this brooch is fab, but have they spelt 'granny' wrong?

Friday 14 February 2014

Hello Mr Fox!

Well, he's finally finished!
He is the largest fox I've stitched so far and he does seem to have a twinkle in his eye!
I think the thing I'm most pleased about is how the lovely soft bark cloth just seems to meld together when you machine scribble over it, and so the colours seem to merge together.
And I am rather partial to a bit of kantha stitch.
I love the way the floppy linen turns into ripples when you stitch over it.
And here's the back, it's like a fox ghost!
You can see the moon clearly on the back, it's much more subtle on the other side.
Well Mr Fox, it's been a pleasure, hope you like your anti- macassar home!