Friday, 18 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
I made this patch to celebrate the first of three Festive Friday's in St Ives ~ tonight we are keeping the gallery open late, like many other traders, to catch a little bit of late~night~opening business. I'm looking forward to seeing all the town lit up and looking pretty, the kids are joining in too as there is a rumour Father Christmas might be visiting tonight..... Lots of people have made a lot of effort in St Ives this year so I think it will be special, I hope it is a success for all involved.
The patch is more sweet~smelling chocolate wrapper embroidered onto a batik patch, I love the spontaneity of this one.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
I really enjoyed embroidering these little beads around this Victorian Scene, they remind me of sleigh~bells.
As I was doing it I found myself thinking about how many Christmas traditions actually originate from this time and were initially uniquely middle~class celebrations.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
I was very touched today when Carolyn hand~delivered the textile art heart I won on her recent giveaway ~ she gave me a beautiful handstitched purple heart with a little silver bead on it and it is beautiful! I will post a picture of it tomorrow.
She also gave me a huge bundle of red and purple materials which I can't wait to look through ~ but I am saving that pleasure until tomorrow as it's nearly school run time and some things you shouldn't rush.
Thank you Carolyn xx
Monday, 26 October 2009
Quilted patch with collaged hearts, safety pins and found beads ~ ~
the advantage to having two small girls is that I find beads and little lost things everywhere but they are too precious to throw away ~ ~
so they find themselves pinned to my patches ~ ~