Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Theme Postcard

Made by emebellishing black felt with various yarns and needlefelter.

Autumn Swap Stitchenfingers

Postcard and ATC received from Jane Galley.

1-1 Swap #105 & Birthday Swap Postcard

Made for 1-1 Swap # 105 from postcardpizzazz and
BirthdaySwap Stitchnfingers.
Satin fabric overlayed with yarns trapped under tuille then embellished with machining and beading.

Non Religous Christmas Postcard


Postcard sent out in non religious swap organised on Postcardpizzazz. Spray dyed fabric and stencilling.Embellished with beads and cut out stencilled flowers.

Religious Christmas Postcard

We Three Kings.
Made for Religious Christmas swap organised on postcardpizzazz.

Fabric Postcard Autumn

Postcard received from Mary Lou Curry.

Machine and hand embellished
Postcard sent to Mary Lour Curry.
Background fabric dyed using spray dyes. Embellished with fabric leaves and free motion machining.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Needle Felting

My first attempts using a needle felter. Now think that an embellishing machine would be a great addition to my workroom.

Postcard and ATC's received in Halloween Swaps

Postcard received from


ATC's recieved from MaryLou Curry

Halloween ATC and Postcard Swap

Postcard and ATC sent out for Halloween Swaps


Yarn fixed to fabric background with visoflex then painted with gesso. Embellishing powder and splashes of gold paint applied. Once dried heat gun applied to embellishing powder. Beading and machine stitching using metallic threads to finish . Postcards and ATC's to be sent out in Birthday Swaps .

Butterfly ATC's & Postcard

Background fabrics resulted from handdying and stencilling. Butterflys from commercially printed fabric , then embellished with free motion machining, metallic threads and a variety of beads.

ATC's and Postcards ready for posting in Birthday swaps.
All fabrics hand dyed .

Green Leaf ATC's & Postcard

Made up from fabric created using the gelatin monoprint process and spray dyes.

Red Inchies

Received from Jane Symes

Red Inchies

Received from Sally Wescott

Red Inchies

Received from Andrea Carew

Red Inchies

Received from

Nia Tilley

Red Inchies

Received from Debbi Baker

Red Inchies

Received from Fionie Williams

Red Inchies Swap organised by Debbie Baker & Annie Laing

Red Inchies received from Kerrie Bowles

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spray dyes, leaves and fabric paint and gelatine mould

Same fabric with reverse side shown.

Playing with paints, leaves and spray dyes.

Created blue area by first applying paint to a gelatine mould . Leaves placed at random then spray dyed.

Playing with spray dyes

Wet fabric using water spray then added a variety of spray dyes.

Birthday Postcards

All postcards are a result of me experiementing with spray dyes, stencils, stamps and fabric paints. I have embellished using machine stitching and beading.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Birthday ATC's organised by Kate North are now on their way overseas. Happy Birthday to the October birthday people.

Red Inchies

Red Inchies are now in the mail for the swap organised by Debbi and Annie.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Birthday Post Card Swap.. (stitchinfingers)

Posted this fabric post card off to Sth. Africa this week

Hand dyed silk background with hand dyed cotton fabric used for the flowers which were then stitched using free motion maching and metallic threads.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Early spring postcard sent to me from my friend Joy.

Tree postcard made for postcard swap with tree theme.

Work in progress

Nativity quilt also started April , 2008 and is still a work in progress. Hand quilted with no particular design in mind.

Birthday ATC's

Birthday ATC's made for International swap
organised by Kate North in the UK.

Memory Quilt

My mother has been diagnosed with dementia as a progression of the Parkinson's disease which she has had for many years. In this quilt I have used photos of my siblings and myself as babies where possible accompanying it with a later photo . Photos from mum and dad's wedding along with photos of the major wedding anniverseries were also used. The choice of pastel colours are more peaceful to those with levels of confusion than the more bolder colours.

Christmas Quilt

Started this quilt April, 2008 whilst recovering from a hysterectomy and finally finished it last week. Some very rough free motion machine quilting but as it was my first attempt learnt a lot from the experience.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Post card for Joy

Postcard created as a result of using tyvek and rubber stamps for friend Joy who attended Creative Play Group with me where we learnt a few more tricks using tyvek .

Post card for Joy

Postcard resulted from experiements with tyvek and stamps then free motion machined stitched for friend Joy who attended the Creative Play Group with me.

Stamps and Tyvek

Experiementing with rubber stamps and tyvek.
Tyvek place over rubber stamp, then placed baking paper over tyvek. Held dry iron firmly on paper to the count of three giving varied results. Technique learnt at Creative Play Group at Embriodery House Malvern