Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Works in progress

I have done some work recently, honest! A little while ago I made the above super-cute brooches (I make 'hairy' versions too :)). I made the pendant below for a friend, it was very hard to give away:

Last week I made a 'house' picture from collaged art images and crackle paint, with lace, button and patina'd chipboard for embellishments. It's for a swap on UKScrappers - my return swap is winging it's way back here this minute.

Today I sewed the most gorgeous dungarees with oriental trims, I'll take and upload photos tomorrow.

I have 2 other swap things on my 'to do' list - an altered matchbox using the theme of 'bird' and 9 pieces of jigsaw with individual themes for different people. Stamping WILL feature. Watch this space.

My current mission is to do more stamping, hence joining UKStampers (and getting a sub to Craft Stamper, oops!). I want to incorporate stamping into my fabric work and jewellery. I also want to experiment more with masks and stencils, and do more fabric dyeing.

Other stuff

I've not just been sewing, I've managed to make a few trinkets too. A few are works in progress. I've also been customising the bottle tops and keyholes with people's own images. Josephine Baker is a favourite but I also like the green domino.

After the interval...

Haven't been here for 6 months! Eek! However, I've decided to kick start my creativity again by joining a few swaps on UKScrappers and I've just signed up to UKStampers.
So what have I been doing this past few months? well, sewing mostly. Aren't the velvet ones lovely? I love working with cotton velvet, it has a lovely hand and looks sumptious. I've made adult hoodies too.

These cotton dresses are mine, I have a taste for hippy William Morris.