Monday, January 21, 2008

TIF Challenge piece in progress
I'm making a bag using the colour scheme Sharon gave us. The top pic is the bag folded as it will be.
Below is the flat embroidered piece. I still have to make 2 gussets for the sides, a fastening of some kind, a strap or handle and finish off the edges. I've only used scraps I already had.


I haven't posted for a while but it's not because I've been idle! My article for Fibre&Stitch is done and I'm working on my secret project which has to be finished and sent away by the end of next week.
Today we had a get together of textile people at Elizabeth's home which she holds every January. Everyone brings show and tell and it's great to catch up with people after the Christmas break. Still hot here and getting hotter this week but I now have a temporary air conditioner in my studio, thanks DH!
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Look what the postman brought!
Yesterday I received this beautiful Journal from Sue Bleiweiss just because I left a comment on her blog. Inside there are more goodies, butterfly stickers, labels, pockets and lots of pages of different sizes, some printed with butterfly motifs. A lovely way to start the New Year, thank you Sue.
If you want to see more of her journals (and she has many different ones) visit her blog.
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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Take it Further Challenge

My Stuff
I looked through lots of stuff and came up with this, mostly left over bits of dyed fabric, some experimental pieces, silk paper, trims, wool etc. The colours we have to use are shown (not very accurately) at the base of the pic. I've used similar colours before but not the same combination, although I quite like them. A little more muted than usual for me.
I've decided to make a bag a month for the Take it Further Challenge because at least then I'll have 12 useful things at the end which I could sell or give as gifts. Also, although I'm just doing the colour theme this month as I'm pressed for time, this might change in later months.

I've just come in from in my studio, although it's lots cooler today it's still too hot to work there all day so I'll be able to get the above challenge done in between all the other things I'm doing.
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