Saturday, 1 August 2020

Beginning to stitch new Gelli print backgrounds

I got my "production line" going a couple of days ago...

...and printed up a load of backgrounds with my 4" round gelli plate.

Then...

..the fun starts...

...as all my lovely polymer stamps get an airing...

...and playtime is "GO"

Here's number 1...






...and here's a piccie of the back-side so you can see the stitching lines a bit better...




It's going to be a good ol' day with my beloved Pfaff :-)


Have a good weekend peeps....


xxxxx C

Friday, 31 July 2020

Bowls......with bells on!!

A little while back I showed you the beginnings of a crochet bowl...

...using that lovely Noro Ito yarn...

Well...

...it didn't stop at one!

And they didn't stay un-adorned either...

Here are my two little colourful bowls...with bells on!! 

Perfect for keeping my piles of hexies.


I looooooooooooooooooooove them  :-D







Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Near & Far.......progress

So...

...here's the finished item...

...with that stitched panel I showed you a couple of posts ago.

I used one of Eileen Hull's cutting dies for the book cover...

...cut out of black mount board and sprayed with copper shimmer...

Then I mounted the finished stitched panel onto a couple of pieces of handmade mica paper.

The signatures are made from my "leather paper"...

...so it looks like old parchment/vellum.

This will be my character's stitching notebook ...










Now all I have to do is get filling those pages!!

x C

Monday, 20 July 2020

Crochet colour!!

I got myself a couple of balls of Noro Ito...

...from The Wool Croft in Abergavenny....

...sat outside...

...and made a start...





:-)

x C

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Embroidery experiments ....Near and Far....

I've been trying out some little bits and bobs...

...for the Near & Far exhibition next year.

In recent times I have tended to be a bit "free" and "experimental" with my stitching...

...but at the minute I seem to be going "back" to something more traditional...

...needlepoint in this instance.

Hmmmmm.....








These are my "twiddlings" to find my way in the direction of  (I think) a book cover....

...that will be done by one person in my story...

...for another person ...

It is so strange how this new story is unfolding in ways that I couldn't have imagined.

I am really enjoying the journey :-)

Have a good weekend...and keep safe lovely people...

x C

Friday, 26 June 2020

New toys!! :-D

...really enjoying the process...

...of cutting, folding and readying...

...A4 sheets...

...into tiny book signatures.

These lovely hand-made bone folders from the Vintage Paper Co on Orkney make the job so nice :-)







Happy days!

x C

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

...a yearning to make tiny books....

I have done so much stitching during this lockdown period...

...I really want to do something else for a while....

...so...

...I got out my BigShot and cutting die...

...printed off some piccies to glue to mountboard...

...and got the old handle cranking.

I now have oodles of tiny book covers...

...and rather a lot of time to think on what will go in them!!

Some are my beloved "Beakheads"...

Some distinctly "Medieval"

...and others simply abstract sort-of "seascapes" or "skies"...

I will love filling them up. :-)






(so love that Lincoln doorway!!)


(and that one from Iffley)







Keep safe peeps...

x C