Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, thats Christmas over again for another year, things were so busy here with one thing and another that I have neglected my blog again, ooh dear!

It was an ok kind of Christmas, quiet and unfussy!!




Had my usual visit to Mousehole lights on my Birthday, with a good old browse around the lovely crafty galleries there and Fish and Chips sitting on the beach!!
I apologise for the quality of the pics, had a new camera that day and hadn't quite got to grips with it!!



I love Mousehole, particularly at Christmas, the lights are lovely,the shops and galleries stay open late, theres a band playing, various buskers dotted around, hot chestnuts,mulled wine, mince pies, and I go every year on my Birthday, kind of a tradition now, oooh I love it!!!







I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas break and here's wishing you all a Very Happy New Year

xxxxxx






Thursday, 1 December 2011

December

Got the Advent Calendar up!



Really want to put my tree up, but resisting the temptation for another week or two!

I've done the draw for the giveaway and congratulations to The Craft Giraffe, Niamh if you could email me with your address I shall post off your Christmas House!! xx

Enjoy the rest of the week folks, they say its going to get cold.
xxxx


Monday, 28 November 2011

This time last year....

Strange to think that this time last year we were snowed in!


Quite different this year as I haven't actually felt cold yet, but that might just be me!



Things here are up and down, mainly down at the moment , no work for me being the main issue : (


But on a lighter note I have been sewing, LOTS!!

Years ago I went through a phase of making dolls, vintage looking cloth dolls. So thought I'd make some more, you know, just to have a change!


So meet Amelia.........




I'm making a new pattern so shall be making some more!




I hope you all have a lovely, creative, week!
xxxx


P.S Don't forget the draw for my giveaway is Thursday!!!

: )




Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Singing Hearts and Flowers

A work in progress




Completely hand stitched, appliqued, quilted, beaded,embroidered mouths and music notes and button embellishments.

Its happy Art!

Have a nice week xx




Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas House Giveaway

Here I am , bit later than I'd hoped! As you might know I'm having a giveaway, not for any particular reason, but just because I'd like to!




So, I've made this hanging Christmas House especially for the winner.
Its made from off white sparkly fabric with a snowy white roof, little white shutters on the windows, christmas wreath on the door, icy effect beaded edges and two vintage mother of pearl buttons, oh and a wire hanger on the top!
Just leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning this house!
I shall pick the winner (names in a hat) on Thursday 1st December, so you have plenty of time!!
Good Luck x




Monday, 7 November 2011

Pssssssssst! I'm going to have a giveaway later in the week!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

How Long???

Oh my goodness, has it really been that long since I last posted??!!
I don't know where the time has gone and can't believe it will be Christmas next month!
I have done alot of sewing , all the items in this post are recent ones, I sold the pink house that was on my last post and so I made a different one in red. I've made some more house keyrings, some more house hangies and two hangings, 'Funky Flowers' and 'House by the Tree'!
My latest piece is called 'Singing Hearts and Flowers', the words from a song by Aztec Camera from years ago, it was playing on the radio and I was singing along, as you do, and thought ooh imagine that, singing hearts and flowers, and so I did! Will show you soon.
I have been trying to keep up with all your blogs, but haven't been commenting as much as I would like, sorry!
I am back at it now though, things here aren't quite so manic here now!



I shall be busy up the field now , remembering around this time last year, gotta make sure I'm not going to get caught out with frozen water pipes and have to haul water from the river for the horses, I,m thinking snow again this year!






At the minute the ponies have more than enough water with all this rain we have been having here lately!






Anyway, I,m off for some blog reading, have a happy week xx









Thursday, 15 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Seaside swap


 Wow, look at all the goodies I got in my Seaside swap parcel, I was sooooo, excited! Let me run you through it....... boat bunting, mermaid teacosy, seahorse suncatcher,little boat brooch,lighthouse tin which inside were fish earrings, shell heart, the cutest glass seagull, seashell chocs and a bag of those lovely little pink foamy shrimp sweeties. I was delighted.  Typical of me I forgot to photograph the things I sent! der!! But you can check out Sue's blog to see her parcel of seaside goodies!
Before I go please meet Archie, my new baby!!!! He's a Water Dragon, he's so cool and alot greener than in the photo, I must try to take some better photos of him.


Bye for now!!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

I want to live in the lighthouse!

Everytime I go here, and thats usually a weekly trip cos its not far, I sit and wonder how it would be to live there! I think I might like it , if only for the peace and quiet, theres room for the ponies too!! Just me, the animals, the computer and my sewing, heaven!!!!







If you look closely at the above picture you can see the seals on the beach!






I've been busy with the Mermaid quilt,but also did this one cos I like to have several projects on the go at the same time!






Cat on the Roof.


I have been having trouble again commenting on some of your blogs, I am trying to figure it out so hopefully I can visit AND comment, its really quite annoying!

TTFN xx










Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Work in progress

Here's my Mermaid being made into a hanging.

Her hair colour has changed!



I've painted her face, that was a scary moment as it was already stitched in place when I decided I would paint it, shes missing some eyelashes and pink cheeks but they will be added later.

When I learnt to Applique I was taught to do invisible stitching, which I did for years, but now I don't like to! I like my stitches to show, it adds a bit of decorative something,I think , AND I quite often use different colours, so there!!!!!!!Hahaha!

I am going to have lots of fun with this quilt as its going to be full of little fishes, shells and anything else I can think of!!!

Hope you're all doing something creative, see you soon xx



Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Tuesday.

A drive out today with a picnic lunch.



Just a short car journey over to Gwithian and Hells Mouth.


If my photos look a bit wonky, it was very windy!

Cleared a few cobwebs though.






Glad I'm living here right now.

xx







Sunday, 7 August 2011

On my desk tonight....

A new Mermaid, only this one is going to be recreated in fabric and made into a hanging!

I'll keep you posted on that.



We went for a drive out this afternoon, out towards Lands End, I really fancied a cliff walk to clear my head, no sooner had we got through St. Just and the heavens opened and it lashed down, in fact , it was so hard at times it was difficult to drive!

We drove to Porthcurno up towards the Minnack, but still it rained. There was a brief interlude , so I quickly ran to the edge just to get a picture of the lovely beaches there. I'll go back when its nice and get some more pics for you!

Will keep you updated on the Mermaid hanging.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and your weather was a bit better than ours!

xxx



Thursday, 4 August 2011

Another House!

I made this small textile hanging for a friends Birthday

.
I hope she likes it!



I used vintage fabric, painted fabric, old lace, singed fabric , various beads, vintage buttons, ribbon, a homemade bead and another old key!!






Have a lovely creative weekend! xx







Tuesday, 2 August 2011

My Mermaid

She has glittery hair!!
After reading Jessie's blog,which I love to visit ,I thought I might start an Art Journal. Now I haven't done much drawing or painting for a long time and I really enjoyed it! I need to get a better sized book cos this one is a bit big , but I was just having a play around. I do love mermaids and they'll probably feature alot in my new sketchbook, oh, and houses!! I'll let you know how it goes. Also, I'm taking part in a Seaside Swap hosted by Julie over at KC's Court, my swap partner is Sue from @home, please go check out her blog if you don't already. I'm really excited about this as its my first swap, will let you know how that goes too!!!

Have a good week everyone xx



Saturday, 30 July 2011

New House (no, I haven't moved)!!!!

Textile Art HouseI used alot of vintage bits and bobs, including the old key, which I found a bag of at the carboot sometime ago, I knew I could use them one day!!


And this textile Hanging, I used some of my homemade beads on this, and another old key!!

I have a bit of a thing for houses, don't you think?!






Ahh, now this is my first water lily flower , I put the plant in the pond 2 years ago. I was so excited to see the first bud and even more so when it flowered!!! I have newts that love to lie underneath the pads but I am not quick enough to catch them on camera!!






And finally I just love the colour of this Hydrangea, kind of a vintage pink!!

Enjoy your weekend, I'm off to figure out why I cant comment on hardly anyones blogs!!!

ttfn xx










Friday, 15 July 2011

Beads,beads,beads!!!

After much searching for something different to add to the piece I'm sewing at the moment,which is quite different to what I normally sew, I finally decided to have a go at making some Fabric Beads for myself.
I do so love the Textile Art Beads that Carolyn Saxby makes, I am lucky enough to have some. So , inspired by those, I made these,from scraps of fabric and bits and bobs.
Thing is, its very, very addictive and I'm hooked, I love making them!
So, there we are, the sewing has gone back in my box, while I continue to make Beads!!!




Have a lovely creative weekend everyone xx