Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas Card Printing

Here is my box of wood block stamps
from Colouricious. I am getting ready to
start printing Christmas cards!  They came
in a little box. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Gelli Printing with Leaves

There are so  many fallen leaves on the ground at the moment.
I decided to use some beech leaves for printing on my
gelli plate.
I was pleased with the results, and it was fun, so I may have
to do some more!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Spider's webs

 There are such beautiful spider's webs everywhere
at the moment. I found these in our garden! 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Online classes at Craftsy

I have signed up for a couple of online classes at Craftsy. If you haven't
come across this website before, I recommend having a look.
There are online classes available in all sorts of creative pursuits.
So many different subjects to choose from! Embroidery, quilting,
sewing, yarn and fibre arts, art and photography among others!
The prices are very reasonable, and the classes are clear and easy 
to follow.It is like having a personal tutorial.

I am doing Embroidering Texture and Dimension by Hand with Sue 

and Bead Embroidery with Myra Wood

Monday, 19 October 2015

Autumn/Fall Colouring Pages by Alisa Burke

Colouring books for adults are becoming increasingly popular.
There are some artists who sell bundles of colouring pages on
their websites. I liked the ones by Alisa Burke, an American 
artist in Portland, Oregon. Here is a link to the page on her 
I have started to colour in one of her free downloadable
colouring sheets to try it out, and I thought it was fun,
and I love her drawings. It is also fun to use my new Sharpies!
It is for the times when I get into the studio and want to do
something creative to kick-start my ideas.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Crochet blanket

I started learning crochet this time last year. It has been a challenge
and great fun at the same time. Once a month I go to a local group
meeting, where we crochet, chat and swap patterns. 
Here you can see the blanket I am making.

Work in Progress
It started as a cushion
The pattern is in this book
More yarn arrived from Wool Warehouse

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sashiko Shirt Cushions

Sashiko is a type of Japanese embroidery, which I really like and
 have some previously stitched projects.
I knew I had 2 finished sashiko pieces, the right size for cushion
covers, and  I knew they
 would be a great gift , for friends who have birthdays on the same day.
I used old shirts for backing and made patchwork borders.
Now I have two finished projects, and two  home made presents.
You can read about the Sashiko embroideries here:

Sashiko Shirt Cushions

Grape Design

Leaf and Hemp Design

Back of cushion

Shirt Back
Matching Pair