Sunday, January 31, 2010

Challenge piece lesson 1.

Challenge piece for Lesson 1.
Sari silk strips and silk fibres embellished onto felt. Embellished felt flowers and beading added using hand stitching. Metallic thread machined onto background also.

Silk and silk fibres

Silk strips and silk fibres embellished onto felt . One piece has been overlayed with organza as I didn't have any chiffon then embellished again

Flower Shapes

Flower shapes embellished from front and back and outlined from behind.

Yarns and silk fibres

Variety of yarns and silk fibres embellished onto black felt. Views from front and back and also embellishing from back to front .

Sari Silks embellished onto felt

Sari silk strips embellished onto black felt. View from front and back and showing front after embellishing from behind.

Embellish, Stitch & Enrich

For Christmas I received a Janome embellishing machine and am starting an online course and started lesson one of Embellish, Stitch and Enrich with Dale Rollinson at Thread Studio
So far have broken a few needles and thinking I should purchase a fully interchangable 5 needle part for the machine. Loving the effects of using silks on felt and looking forward to lots more experimentation and new techniques.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


ATC's received in swaps
Pink stitching using 10 different stitches for "10" Theme swap in Stitchnfingers Jan, 2010. Made by Christine Davey
Crazy Patchwork received from Ann Maree Lee.

From my Kitchen window

Postpizzazz From my Kitchen Window exchange, Jan 2010

Snow Bird

Made for postcardpizzazz Snowbird Exchange, Jan 2010.
Background is made up of grey felt which has been machine felted with quilting vialene and wood scraps.

Valentines Day Exchanges

Postcards created for Valentines Day exchanges on postcardpizzazz and stitchnfingers.
I have used angelina fibres, metallic threads, lace , beads and other embellishments . Inspired by lingeree seen in a shop window for Valentines day. Lots of black and red lace.


Postcardpizzazz Circular Composition Exchange, Jan. 2010.
Far Left: received from Sally Burke
Second postcard made by Sandy Chavez using Texture magic.


Received from Nancy Thomas in Postcardpizzazz Winter Landscape Exchange, January 2010.


Received from Lorri Chambers in Postcardpizzazz Religious Christmas Swap, December 2009.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Postcard & ATC for exchange

Postcard for swap #109 postcardpizzazz
ATC's for "10" theme Swap Stitchinfingers
& Kate Norths birthday swap. January birthday, 2010.

Winter Theme Postcard

Created using my Christmas present a Janome felting machine for the winter postcard exchange with postcardpizzazz.

Christmas ATC

Received from Marja in Stitchinfingers Christmas ATC swap.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Circular compostion Postcard Swap 2010

Cards to be sent out in January swap using circular composition.

ATC Christmas Swap

Card created by using hand dyed fabric , stencilling and beads. ATC sent out in swap on Christmas swap ( stitchinfingers).

Postcards by Pauline

Created using hand dyed cotton and musline. Organza ribbon heated stressed using heat gun. Metallic stitching and beading used for embellishments.
These cards were used for Stress free swap and swap # 106 postcardspizzazz.


Received from Carolyn Paulin

Postcard Swap # 106

Received from Joan Levin (postcardpizzazz swap # 106)

Postcard swap

Received from Pamela Renfro ( Stress free swap , postcardpizzazz, 2009)

Postcard Swap

Received from Helen Wiley ( Non religious Christmas Swap, postcardpizzazz 2009)


Received from Sarah Ellis Steinbarner ( Stress free swap, postcardpizzazz 2009)


Received from Sarah Ellis Steinbarner ( Stress free swap, postcardpizzazz 2009)


Received from Diana Hale (postcardpizzazz swap #105)


Received from Barbara Lockwood (non Religious Christmas Swap 2009)