Thursday, 19 November 2015

Embroidery and Lace Pictures

I used little 6"x 4" canvases for these little pictures, collaged pages from a gardening book and used Liquitex Inks to colour.
I revisited Pintangle [Take a Stitch Tuesday] to remind myself how to to do some of the embroidery stitches I have done in the past. Sharon is showing how to do embroidery stitches again if you wish to join in.
Above - Raised herringbone band, running stitch.

Slipped detached chain stitch, cross stitch.

Fancy hem stitch, running stitch.

Up and down feather stitch, running stitch.
I shall include these on Simply Neutrals Tuesday, do pop along to see more.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Fabric Swatches UK

I thought I would try two fabric printing companies in the UK. 
The top one was printed at Print me Pretty , the design is called 'colourexplosion'.

The other swatch was printed at Woven Monkey and is called Lindalou. My friend Linda was experimenting on my tablet and came up with a pretty pattern which I altered to make a repeating pattern for fabric.

Both designs can be purchased from the relevant companies.

Monday, 9 November 2015

40 Page Challenge 1-5

My friends and I started a new sketchbook challenge a few weeks ago, set by one of them. There is no time limit so if anybody would like to join in let me know.

I. Lid [watercolours]
2. Spiral [parallel pens]
3. Finch [parallel pen]
4. Pipe [pens]
5. Lines [parallel pens]
I went to London last Monday to help my daughter move house, she's expecting a baby next month so she needed it. But since I returned I've had a spot of bother with my hand especially when using the mouse [computer not furry], I'm finding it painful to use so I've not been blogging until now.

Saturday, 31 October 2015


Bird with background and skull drawings - Naturalists Library
2 Women and face - Women: A Pictorial Archive from 19th century sources
I created altered image of face and animal skull
Skeleton - my image from photo of plastic figure

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Baby Knits

It's a long time since I did any knitting, especially hand knitting but  thought I would give it a go with the stork delivery coming soon. I did make a few errors but I managed to disguise them a little.

I had yarn left over so I made bootees and bobble hat.

It's really tiny this hat, guess who didn't do a tension square?