Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I was meaning to tidy up yesterday but was distracted by some scraps of fabric and ended up with this block so the mess was still waiting for me at the beginning of 2014 - minus a few scraps!

I hope 2014 brings good things for you: health, happiness and lots of creativity.
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Back to my work

I'm back home now after spending most of the last 2 months staying at my parents' home so I could look after them while my brother was having a break. I'll still be going back and forth, but will have time to get back to my own work. We had a lovely Christmas with all the family - apart from my brother and Kana, who is in Japan visiting her family. We even had relatively cool weather over the Christmas period - 35c today though. I started the fabric collage, above while I was away - still a long way to go.

While at Mum's, I altered some shirts for her. She was going to throw away their 4 shoulder pads but I thought I could use them so yesterday I sewed 1 of each pair together then stitched scraps of fabric over to cover - using a free motion zigzag. Underneath, I had a lining fabric which was attached at the same time. They will make the front and back of a small bag. Below is another piece I was working on over the last month - I finished it today. Not sure what I'll do with it - it is big enough for a book cover. These are good projects to get me back into making.

My next project will be a quilt for a juried exhibition. The theme is 'Living Colour'. I was thinking I wouldn't be able to do this one as the deadline is Jan 31, but now I should have time to get it done. I have decided what I'll do - hopefully I'll have better luck than usual with juried shows!
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas!
Hope everyone has a happy, safe and peaceful holiday time.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Veil of Secrets

This is my finished piece Veil of Secrets (150 x 58cm) from the Mysterium exhibition - detail below:
Photographed for the catalogue by Josh Wells.

I've been spending most of my week lately and continuing until after Christmas, caring for my parents, which is why I've been absent from blogging. It also means I can only work on my Etsy shop orders on Mondays and Tuesdays so if you wish to order a thermofax screen, you will need to email your image to me by Monday am. so I can post the screen to you on Tuesday. Things should be back to normal by January next year.

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