Monday, 11 January 2010

Anyone who has a Heart ..................



Reminds me of that song lol.........



6"x6" maybe book covers !
Do we say thankyou God for the snow,so we are trapped in to craft all day ?YES ,i get this nice cosy feeling all warm, looking out on a white frozen world outside,in here trying to create something with colour,its not easy but here is the weekend's efforts.

Still into my fabrics,paints and beads,I didnt really know what to create thats useful other than book covers,which could be adapted for the front of purses or bags,I dont know ,but just enjoy putting it all together,playing with paint on fabric to see what happens on different materials.

These started off as white rayon material with a sheen,I tried Brusho paints my favorite as you drop or brush the paint/dye on, the colours merge with one another I get a kick out of that lol,a bit disappointed to see the colour fade as it dried.I was working with Beryl Taylors book by my side she always inspires me,and love her heart themes that run through her book,as you see its rubbed off on me,I downloaded a heart template from Google images (free one)dyed the fabric for these,then padded them out before beading,lots of machine work,as when the fabric was dry i then stitched onto felt.

The flowers are diecuts,I was suprised my Sizzix cut through material,something else i learned lol..........the enameled butterfly brooch i bought for 10p on the market ,just cut the back off.Also there is a strip of Fabric Paper running down the side,i couldnt bring myself to throw away.knew it would come in useful :-].

Cant even get a decent photograph this weather the light is bad today.The metal charm heart ,center of the second one is acually blue glass but the light has caught it.

14 comments:

Piddawinkle said...

these look really nice Pattie, particularly like the top one, Pidd

Fliss said...

These are just gorgeous Pattie. Love them both to bits and if that's what they look like in bad light, the true colours must be amazing!!
Our white stuff here is finally starting to melt as we've had +1 or 2 today. Probably because I bought snow boots on Saturday after a nasty fall in the first lot of snow before Christmas.
Hope you're well.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Jan said...

Really pretty work as usual Pattie.
Hope Pippa is well (I'm sitting here typing this with Susie on my lap) Not easy lol
Stay warm x

Carolands said...

These are beautiful and your work always inspires me to get my threads out of hibernation and get sewing, lovely work x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Pattie,
I love your fiber creations! :O)

Deborah said...

I'm old enough to remember that song too :-) Beautiful hearts, Pattie. If I get any ideas on this course about other things you can make with your fabric I will let you know. Snow vitually gone here.

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous work Pattie.....

Nesca said...

I love how you mix and bend colors ! the effect is beautiful, it feels lovely . Beautiful piece, like all of yours ! Oh i love the cd holder too , and tag books too !!!

eclectic archivist said...

I remember that song too...love the hearts!

jean said...

this is so pretty i love the soft colours

paulaexuk said...

Very impressionist background Pattie, don't be dissapointed with it. Pretty and delicate work, love it. It was Dionne Warwick first and the a UK #1 hit for Cilla, and yes I remember it well too.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Wowee just awesome work Pattie!! One day I'm coming for a lesson, I love all your fabric stuff.

WendyK said...

Lovely work Pattie, as usual

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