Saturday, 28 February 2009

Collage on Silk & Mosaic of Pink Beads
Another piece inspired by LOVE STITCHING RED's 'Fabric Bondaweb Felt' - many thanks Carolyn.
The fibres are fused with Bondaweb onto silk moire and lightly needlefelted.
I've added embellisment stitches, fibres, beads, and a cabachon that has been in my box just waiting to be used.
It's 10 x 10 cm. I may frame it or use it in a Crazy Quilt piece sometime.
As I packed away pink things from the collage stitching I realised I had nine plastic packs of different pink beads.
(Photos are poor as bags are scruffy and three didn't photo at all well.)
So these are my last A Year of Color 'February Pink' photos (Flickr Group) - that month has soon gone by!

Friday, 27 February 2009

Collage of Fibres on Silk "Promise of Spring"
I'm inspired by LOVE STITCHING RED's 'Fabric Bondaweb Felt' - many thanks Carolyn.
The fibres are fused with Bondaweb onto a printed silk and lightly needlefelted.
(I have been printing on silk this week but didn't do this - it was in my box.)
I've added a few embellisment stitches & beads - and it reminds me of Spring!
It's 10 x 10 cm. I may frame it or use it in a Crazy Quilt piece sometime.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009


I usually play a few scrabble type games late at night and Dylan settles on the sofa bed or in any handy box.
He hasn't been well recently and likes to stay close!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Mosaic Monday

Details & Post Card Abstracts

Alcohol Ink abstracts - mosaic images colour enhanced in Picasa.
They are painted on mat textured card, though AI inks are more effective on shiny surfaces.
Prints from the paintings sold well as charity cards some time ago.
I'd like to come back to doing these - if I ever have time!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Crazy Quilt Details

I'm not sure what to do next on the mini quilt started last week - maybe fabric applique or stitching ......
so like lots of other things it goes on one side .....
and I picked up a crazy quilt piece, 32cm. square, started some years ago.
I've added a few more details - still a long way to go if it is to become a cushion cover front .....

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Landscape Mini Quilt - in progress

I had a lovely time yesterday putting this background togther. I did one years ago, (not too successfully) and have recently been inspired by the work of several friends on Flickr and the book, 'Points of View', by Valerie Hearder.
Now to add hand stitching .... This piece is 11 x 16 cm.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Mosaic Monday - Stitching on card ...
From top left:
beaded flowers stitched onto plain & corrugated card,
flower motifs & beads stitched onto a drawing,
buttons stitched onto a masked & stamped blue background,
Inkjet fabric print mounted on card, buttons, braid & French Knots added,
glitter flower on sponged background, with buttons and flower braid motifs,
print of fabric with buttons and stitching
punched card circle with simple flower stitching coloured with gel pen.
Our small craft group enjoys making similar pieces at times, to mount on greetings cards.
For group on Flickr:

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Post Card - Trellis Tangle

My 6x4lives group monthly personal challenge, for February.
The heavy stitching has pulled it out of shape slightly - not quite as much as it appears here.
My thanks to MoCross for the lace and wendy_kirk for the chunky brown fibre - both very generous and talented friends.

Friday, 6 February 2009

"Coffee and Awards" at magikquilters ......

She kindly invited me and gave me this award.
I'd like to extend the invitation and give the award to MoCross as her blog is always so interesting - we would have lots to chat about!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

"Ice Cave"
The brochure was right when it said there's a heather for all seasons!

Yesterday I ventured out, the snow was melting so I took a few shots. Why did I leave the old pot out to catch the frost!!!
Later it started freezing again and this morning everything is under a beautiful white blanket once again, and flakes are still swirling around.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009


I usually have a few postcard and ATC backgrounds made up so it doesn't take long to add a few embellishments - and I always enjoy this stage.
These are ATC thank you cards for friends.
One is stitched with beads from a child's bracelet added - the other stitched with thread and silk ribbon.

Monday, 2 February 2009


For group on Flickr:
Created with

Oooh, I've managed an English title again!

I joined 'A Year of Color' group on Flickr
so look forward to a monthly focus on a mosaic, painting, stitching or anything else that comes to mind:
January - Blue/White
February - Pink
March - Monochrome
April - Polka Dots
May - Green
June - Yellow
July - Stripes
August - Multi Coloured
September - Orange/Copper
October - Black/White
November - Brown/Sepia
December - Red