Friday, 29 December 2017

3 D embroidery number 6

This is my sixth one of these, what makes you think I like doing them. I am now waiting to put the finished pink one on the wood and have started a brown and gold one I might stop at that as we are running out of places to put all my work.



Thursday, 28 December 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice this week with Squeezed orange and bubblegum pink which are Dylusion colours and the word SouthAmerica. I added some green to mine.
I have no stamps for South  America so my mind went immediately to the Easter Islands and the huge figures found there. These were formed during the 13-16 centuries by the people of Rapa Nui. There are 887 of them on this island of Chile. I suppose it is a bit of a cop out, but I couldn't think of anything else.
When my youngest daughter took her gap year she went to Chile. I went there to see her and we were going to go to Easter Island, BUT Kevin Costner was there filming, so no tourists were allowed to visit, I was not pleased.



Monday, 25 December 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Goat

For the last inchie the animal is goat. When I lived in the Highlands of Scotland we had a Anglo Nubian goat who was as much use for milking as a piece of wood. We might have managed some sap from the wood, but as soon as you went anywhere near the rear end of Polly, she sat down. No way would she get up. She wasn't much use at eating the grass either, but loved my MIL's  lupins and roses.
What she did love were polo mints and would run down our long drive when she heard the school car bringing the children back from school. My son usually had poll mints in his pocket, and was greeted by Polly waiting to stick her nose in his pocket. Paul used to hate this as the other boys used to tease him about his girl friend Polly. So here is Polly




Saturday, 23 December 2017

Hilary Beattie style book finished

At long last my Hilary Beattie style fabric book is finished. The putting together of the book was very difficult and my fingers ended up well stabbed by the needle. I have to admit to being pleased it's finished with a note to self: do not to another one.

 The front cover




 The finished book.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice this time, and she has chosen green and red for the colours and Christmas as the word.
I used green paint for the background with a darker green through a stencil for the ivy. I use two die cuts for some more ivy. The figures are Dylusions and the clothes die cut one I used to make some Christmas cards.


Monday, 18 December 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Reindeer

The last but one inchie for the year and nearly the end for me of six years of making inchies.
This one is sort of Christmassy as it's reindeer.




Some pictures



Sunday, 17 December 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Christmas Memories

My second tag for Joan's theme of Christmas Memories on Tag Tuesday. The background is a paper and the surround is friendly plastic The tree is metal.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week it's Neet's choice of the two colours which are Distress oxides in Peacock feathers and Twisted citron and the word is dogs. I used the two colours first of all in Distress inks and then used the oxides on top. My third colour is Adirondack earth tones in rust. The two dogs are Dylusions and coloured in with watercolour pens.
I chose the snow scene to echo the garden outside which had one foot of snow with two foot drifts. We hadn't been able to get the car out until yesterday.









Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Christmas memories

For the next fortnight on Tag Tuesday, Joan has chosen Christmas memories for her theme. My childhood memories of Christmas are queueing up outside the lounge door to go into a wonderland. My parents used to do the decorations and Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, when my brother and I had gone to bed. so we didn't see anything until the big day.
The filled stocking in the morning was the first exciting thing, and then going into our parents room to see what they had in their stockings, usually a lump of coal and other boring things. Christmas seems to very different now.


Monday, 11 December 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Wolf

Oh dear, my sewn wolf looks more like a friendly terrier than a wolf,  but making the face look longer was really difficult. My stampbord one is drawn and coloured with Staedtler finaliners.



Some pictures of our snow fall, all 14 inches of it. It's the first snow we have had here since we moved in three years ago. We can't get the cars out as our drive is too long to dig our way out.







Thursday, 7 December 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

I have been away all week culminating in looking after my daughter's marine shop with my son in law. As we normally go there at the weekend, I only twigged it was Thursday journal time this morning. As soon as we arrived home a cup of coffee and I went into the studio and worked on my journal.

I used Dylusion paints in orange and brown which were the colours I had chosen for this week. My third colour is turquoise which always goes well with the first two colours. My word was cats. I used several stencils on the background, and painted the cats with watercolour paint.



Off to see what Neet has done.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Some more Hilary Beattie style pages.

Here are two more, all hand dyed and embroidered.





Monday, 4 December 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Wild Boar

I've been away for four days and am off again tomorrow. What didn't I want to do, yup the wild boar. Not the easiest animal to draw and even worse to sew. My sewn one looks more like a benevolent sheep than a wild boar. After several attempts I gave up, so this is a boar and sheep cross.


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