Wednesday, 28 October 2009
As a lot of you know my beautiful Saffie passed away a little while ago,I missed her so much,my friend Joan insisted that we go to a Cat Sanctuary and find another for me,we went to http://chestnutcatsanctuary.co.uk/
Which is near where I live............soon as i saw Pippa I knew she was for me,shes an indoor cat and does,nt go out which is ideal for me living in a first floor flat,Saffie was the same.
Shes settled in well,follows me around and when I,m crafting she loves to lay on my other desk to watch me,gradually her paw goes in the boxs lol she cant resist playing with the bits,I have to keep rescuing stuff !
Her breed is a british Blue she is huge!3YR old I have never had a pedigree cat before,she certainly knows she's a cut above lol, walks around like she owns the place haha.
Friday, 23 October 2009
When I bought my Bind it All machine there was some 6x6" hardboard covers enclosed with it,I dont usually work this big,must'nt waste them so thought I would make a Sketch Book.
The cover is supposed to be a garden scene,I,m trying all ways to do landscape or garden scenes in fabric......oh yes talking about that,I digress,In one of my groups this link was given,a new TV programe on the country channel called Talking Threads
I watched last week,I must tell you this lady does amazing work,I have ordered her book,she is the master of Landscapes onto Fabric
Getting back to my book,I first started machine sewing my scrim and muslin material onto felt,then painted with Luminere paints before handsewing the beads etc on.The little squares are fabric paper,I forgot I should have put through the bind it All before sewing beads on lol,so hence the holes and ribbons instead ! I find there is always a way to save a project,another way round it,thank god......after all that work haha.
I am quite pleased with the outcome but have lots to learn,and really enjoying playing around with all this new material.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Altered Domino Keyrings
Fabric covered Notepads
Next month my church holds its annual Christmas Bazaar to raise money for a new carpark etc,last year I made lots of Altered Domino's keyrings for the handcraft stall ,they sold out ! all the money goes to the church,so we was really pleased..........they asked me for more this year,I love making them,have just finished a batch.
Then I thought maybe I would try something different,some fabric covered notepads
Today i made four ,so quick and easy,not with fabric paper though,as it would take to long,so these are just material and lace,using up bits and pieces i had in my stash.
I,m not sure if these will sell,dont want to go to mad lol.I may make a few more when in the mood.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
I spent a lovely day making this purse,its my old favorite Fabric Paper lol,I never tire of making this,each piece is unique,I never know how it will turnout,colourwise,
always pleasantly suprised.
The lace is dyed once again the old familar lace,I have a huge amount to get through lol.
Machine stitched,then lined with cotton and lace.If someone can explain how you drop the dogtooth (I think its called) on my sewing machine so i can do free sewing,I would be so pleased !
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Now i can blog it ! It was my friends birthday last week,she is mad about Fairies,I have always made her fairy cards but not in fabric.
The image is a fabric transfered one done with freezer paper through my printer.
Background Fabric Paper using Organza,I used cotton wool to pad the image out slightly,then beads and lace sewn on.Backed onto felt and card,the large green piece at the bottom was a second hand brooch I picked up at a market.......my friend did like it :-]
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Thank You so much for rewarding my blog Nesca ... Nesca's Blog here x
The award rules are:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.
Here is my 7 deserving bloggers
7 things about myself that no one would really know are
1 I love music,chocolate and cream cakes :-]
2 I,m a quiet person and thoughtful(creating my next project lol)
3 Hate spiders ughhhh
4 Love all Animals
5 I,m a senior citizen
6 Read Saga's till 2am
7 Gadget mad :-]
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Meet Dorothy the Domino doll..........
She is for my partner Rasslinmiss in my Flickr Group here
Her body is the altered Domino which I used alcohol inks then stamped and embossed in gold.My thanks to Lilla (click on her name, see her beautiful artwork)for the fabric triangle bead for her head,the colours matched well !(that bead will be well travelled !)Her arms and legs are made with Paper beads and glass ones.