Saturday, 28 November 2009
o be fair I ought to dedicate this whole blog to my wonderful Francesca who manages so effortlessly to produce wonder with the sewing machine and a couple of spools of thread. while I struggle on in a vain attempt to produce anything that I might not be embarrassed to show a close friend!!
Here are some pics from 2 projects hat she has recently completed on her fashion and textiles foundation course.....
nbelievably beautiful and very large pumpkin that Nicky - my all on her own on the allotment partner brought round for me last night. I had a mixture of guilt for not having been down to the mudbound oasis we call our allotment for weeks and a feeling of wonder that something so lovely had grown when we were not looking!
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Another trip to the fabulous toy museum in Bethnal Green for inspiration....love all the strange and miserable faces on these dolls. Love also the beautiful little felt flowers on the little girl's dress.The sindy dolls are the ones that I had!!
Monday, 9 November 2009
ager to keep up the needle felting and having failed to take a decent photo of my felted momiji entry I decided to do another doll...this time though I painted the face using watercolours and then transfered the face to image transfer paper onto muslin. I also have experimented with adding other fabrics to the felt to try and create a more patchy look. Maybe some angels will materialize, who knows...may have to bunk off work!
Monday, 2 November 2009
am so lucky!
Look what I received in the post this morning!
Lovely Jone has sent me a parcel with 4 delightful pressies....an adorable bracelet, much admired when posted on pantry violets weeks ago, an exquisite hand dyed and handstitched felt heart, much coveted by us all when we saw them in France, stamens which I was cheeky enough to ask for and some great silk ribbon....I am inspired and very happy!
Thank you Jone.....