Sunday, 31 May 2009
I still managed a quick and fun Rockpool Mirror for the Flickr mosaic challenge group though, which just about saved my sanity.
The challenge is to create a mosaic out of mostly natural materials. I collected nearly all of my materials from my garden. When we moved in to our cottage two years ago the cottage and the garden were a total mess and we have been renovating and improving constantly. The pebbles were salvaged from the old flower beds, the starfish from an old wind-chime that used to hang in next door's garden. The shells are from my vast collection (I can't help myself!) and these particular ones are from Grande Motte in France. The little piece of white coral is from Southend in Essex.
I really enjoyed making this as it was quick and very absorbing, which made for a satisfying distraction from the stress of reality at the moment. I have already collected a bag full of white pebbles to do another pebble mirror.
I've been up to other bits as well: another mosaic, a couple of bags, and a dress for my little girl. But I will write about these another day. Right now, my bed is calling...
Friday, 15 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
I used a lovely Japanese flower printed fabric from Hobbycraft for the main part of the bag. The other fabric is cut from a fat-quarter I bought months ago from Ebay - I love this fabric, but I can't find it anywhere now! I am not even sure of the designer's name. I will have to keep searching until I find it again, then I will buy lots, it's so darn cute.
This is the back view,which was the first bit I did, just in case I mucked it up, which I did a bit, sssh don't tell anyone! But I am still so utterly chuffed with myself!
The lining is just a plain linen, and I made a total mess of it so it's for my eyes only! And who needs to know the secrets inside when I can distract them with my tweeting birdies and a juicy looking apple?
Saturday, 9 May 2009
I used stripey ikea fabric, some scraps of Cath Kidson fabric,and some ribbon saved from a Links of London gift box. I always always save bits of ribbon, you just never know!
Happy weekend all xx
* bear in mind that my flashy touch-screen phone met an untimely end yesterday when I dropped it into a pint of lemon squash.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
As you can see I am not very good at drawing...but then my pencil was rather blunt...that's my excuse! I intended it to be an embroidery design. Ever since I had my first attempt at embroidery last week I have been itching to have another go, this time with a plan in mind.
I want stitch my gorgeous daughter's name for her using lots of her favourite colours: pink, pink, pink! I thought I might incorporate a few scraps of material in to it as well, quite how I don't know, I will have to work that out when I get to it.
I think I will use light pinks, blues, greens and yellows on a clean white background. This will mean a trip to the craft shop of course, tsk, what a pity ;)