Saturday, 27 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Setting out ...

This morning I have turned my studio upside down - i am praying no one will decide to visit today as its a complete tip!! I have taped out the size of my space on the floor for Art in the Pen and have started to set things out. Am glad I have started this now - it could take me till 15 August to organise it!!!

Summer sketchbooks ...

Something a bit different today - I have been taking a trip through some old sketchbooks and rediscovered this one from our summer holiday last year. Sunshine, sea, shells and seagulls - perfect!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Another marble ...

Another marble finished - all titivated and frilly. Thought I would try taking photos outside this evening and I think it looks quite good against the stone background.

 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Our house ...

More colouring in! This has just been finished this evening - going to get busy making some more.

 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunday stitching ...

Works in progress - today has been about pulling things together and trying to get organised for Art in the Pen. Have managed to tick a few things off my To Do list but ended up adding some more so it hasn't shrunk any!

The photo shows some marbles with embroidered slips appliquéd on, they are now ready for more embroidery. A finished piece of vintage lace with embroidered tissue paper. And finally my crow - he has been hanging round the studio for a while now and I haven't yet managed to find the perfect placing for him - but I have had an idea for him - if it goes to plan I will report back!!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Ladies in Hats 2

Ready for framing - the second Lady in Hat. Machine embroidered base with vintage lace appliqué and lots of different hand stitches. I have got another lined up ready for hand embroidering, but have really enjoyed "colouring" these in that I might have to do some more!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Colouring in ...

 

Filling in the spaces with stitch - it's just like colouring in and I am trying to stay in the lines!!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Beginning ...

The beginning of my second piece in my mini series - Ladies in Hats. Fme with appliqué and bullion knots to start with. I will post more as work progresses ...

Friday, 5 July 2013

Not sure ...

Here's the first in a new series still working from my grandmas photo album - "Ladies in Hats". It's a fme background with the hat section "coloured in" with hand embroidery. I like it but then again I'm not so sure - perhaps I need to do a couple more to see ...

On a more decisive note its our 17th anniversary tomorrow and I always make my husband a heart so this is tomorrow's offering - sshh don't tell him it's a surprise!!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013