Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Beautiful work at Busy Bees!

Well done to all my lovely ladies who took part in the Gel Plate workshop at Busy Bees last Saturday!

What beautiful work was produced...

...and, I'm sure, enough to keep them occupied for the rest of 2019!!! :-)

The results...












Thank you for another wonderful day girls!

x x x   C

Monday, 4 February 2019

...the best laid plans of mice and women.....

Well...

... after finally sorting out "the paws"...

...which had driven me mad for ages...

...the girls are ready for their trip to Paris...

...where they will grace my stand L050...

...at Aiguille en Fete (7th - 10th March).


Sorry about the mess in the background...

...but I have no time to compose fancy photos right now!! :-)




I had intended to get a few more done...

...but...

...the best laid plans of mice and women.....


x C

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Enjoying my stitching time....

...doing teeny tiny stitches and beading....




My bathroom is currently full of canvas panels...

...either being covered in tissue paper...

...being glued.....

...or being painted.

Glazing and stencil work to follow...

xC

Friday, 25 January 2019

Brooches! Brooches! Brooches!!!

...and even more Brooches! :-)

Here is one of my famous "piles"....

...all ready for Aiguille en Fete in March.



There are many, many more besides these....

...so that's a LOT of stitching and beading!!

x C

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Busy Bees Sample #3

...with its grasses...

...and thistles....




A few more to go...

x C

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Busy Bees sample #2

Foxgloves and grasses...




...so enjoying these tiny French knots.....

xC

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Gelli Plate samples for Busy Bees

It was a "play day" around here yesterday...

...messing about with Gel Plates....ink pads....brayers....and polymer stamps...

...making some samples for my workshop at Busy Bees on the 9th of Feb :-) (Sorry it's full!)

I had already done some 6 inch round pieces...but wanted to do some a bit smaller...

...so these are 4 inches (10.12cms) and have turned out rather well methinks.







I brayered the background on the plate...

...transferred this to some Empress Mills Egyptian Cotton... (which is soooo fine that you can hardly see the grain!)

...then used some of my delightful Lavinia Stamps to put on top.

After everything had dried...

...I put some stabiliser and a backing fabric in place...

...and did my stitching using a hoop - yes.....a hoop (not normal for Chrissie but necessary for such tiny stitches).

This is just Number 1

...so keep tuned for the rest...

x C