Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
begin on my ATC's for the Birthday swap organised by Kate North . A couple of days
ago I spent time putting together layers of satins , sheers and angelina , stitching layers
together using free motion and computered machine stitches then fusing with a heat
gun. Whilst this process was going on Robin was at the computer he upon smelling the
melting fabric thought the computer was about to blow up.
Today its my intention to prepare fruit for the plum puddings , cakes and fruit mince pies
ready for a big bake tomorrow.. thats all inbetween packing and going to work. It will all
happen or that's what I keep telling myself..
Friday, November 28, 2008
the leasehold for a motel in Stawell , Victoria.
At this stage we takeover the lease on the 2nd of February, 2009.
The move from our home takes place on the 9th of Januaray, 2009, which
means almost everything will be stored in container or two for the 3 plus weeks.
At the moment inbetween packing I am sewing madly in preparation for committments
to swaps for 2009. My workroom will be the last to be packed up, I have spent the week placing all my fabric and embellishments etc into zip sealed plastic bags then into large
plastic containers which I am hoping will make it easier in my spare time once running the motel
to access when I have time out to enjoy my hobbies.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Brown being one of my most unfavoured colours created a
challenge before I even began thinking abouting my creation for
this month. All that came to mind was our outback and the
colours that we often see in brochures etc. The background was a piece
of well worn white flannette sheet that my mother gave me for
dying purposes which I have painted using water and silk paints then
added a piece of felt for the beginnings of my rock and pieces of wool for the ground which was overlaid with black tuille on which I have
using free motion machine embroidery to finish and embellish.
Muslim manipulated to form snow for background with the leaves on the tree created by using a sheer white organza which was then sewn using free motion maching . Tree trunk created using free motion machine embroidery. Work embellished with beads and sequins to create the illusion of snow falling .
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
a. Background painted with black Xpanda print , then gold lutradur
applied and distressed with heat gun.
b. Painted background with heavily painted tyvec (heavy weight)
which has been distressed using a heat gun.
c. Bubble wrap painted with gold paint then ironed onto
background, emblished with Angelina fibres wrapped in
glad wrap and heat distressed with iron.
a. Background packaging from chocolate box ,
embellished with ripple plastic from biscuit package and plastic gold bead.
b. Background painted fabric embellished with plastic from chocolate box.
c. Background ironed green cellophane embellished with inner moulding
of chocolate box and gold sequin.
a. Background Lutradur embellished with gold cellophane
which has been heat distressed using a heat gun.
b. Painted tyvek (medium weight) applied using steam iron
embellished with tyvec (light weight) and Angelina fibres heat
distressed using steam iron.
c. Painted fabric background embellished with
gold cellophane which has been distressed using steam iron.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
After re reading my Quilting Arts Magazines this week have decided to try the Go Green 5 inch Journals, though I think monthly or fortnightly rather than weekly, already this week have a collection of recylcables and of course lots of bits and pieces in my sewing scrap bins. Spent time this afternoon cutting up 5 inch squares of pelmut vilene in readiness to produce my first Go Green Journal tomorrow .
Next week it's my intention to attempt Aprils Journal , have no idea yet other than I will be painting visoflix and will take it from there..
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Kathryn's Inchie Challenge/Swap:
Top: Jennie Strachan ,Annie Laing
Middle: Debbie Baker, Kerrie Bowles
Bottom: Linda O'Keefe, Fiona Calvert
Thanks to Kathryn for organising the swap and also for her inchie. Looking forward to displaying inchies in a frame sometime soon. A wonderful sample of inchies to begin my collection. Thankyou ladies.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
road. Depicting a Sunday drive through the bush. Hand quilted , some beading and torn edges used to depict ground cover and trees. Folliage on trees created using two layers of organza ribbon. Road from suede fabric.