Thursday, 26 April 2012

Busy week

Been a very busy week at Bumble Designs Studio. Had some bunting to make for a very special little girl - my niece! And it's Granny's birthday tomorrow so have been busy making a picnic blanket for her garden. It's all pink and girlie and made with lots of love - hope she likes it!

I gave a friend a free-motion machine embroidery lesson earlier in the week. It was good fun and I think she enjoyed it. I am hoping she will send me some photos of the embroidery she has been practising.

I finally got my piece of work in the hands of Papergirl Leeds and was very excited when I saw a photo of the exhibition and spotted my work on it! The exhibition looks fantastic.

The Sketchbook Project has started its tour with my little sketchbook touring along - am still waiting notification of its digitalisation and am really looking forward to seeing it when that happens.

And finally I have just received confirmation that I have a place reserved in the Another Spot on the Wall exhibition at The Station, Richmond over the summer. I am really excited about this and am working a new piced up to take along. Will post some pics when I get a bit nearer finishing it.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Papergirl Leeds

This is my entry for the Papergirl Leeds event - artists send in a piece of their work which is exhibited at High Court, The Calls in Leeds from 24 - 28 April. Exhibits are then rolled up and given out to random members of the public. Find out more at

I have based my piece on one of the floor tiles from The County Arcade in Leeds - brown paper, acrylic paint and stitch.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Something old, something new ...

Busy day in the studio this morning - we have been asked to make a memory quilt out of lots of embroidered tablecloths and doilies . We have got the basic layout sorted and have got everything pinned together ready for stitching. Hopefully next week we will be able to show you a picture of it all coming together. I have posted some photos of some of the original embroideries -it's great to create something new out of salvaged doilies and vintage tablecloths.

Below is a picture of a wedding cushion I made a couple of weeks ago - the fabrics and lace are from remnants from the brides dress. The wedding was last weekend - congratulations!