Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Collage on a Stormy Day

Winter has arrived waaay too early
and this storm is a wet n wild doozy, so what's a girl to do.
Play with paper n glue.
 
I found this tutorial by Sue Dove
and just had to have a go.
 



 
 
Today, since the storm is still here, I will do the second
part and use watercolours to do the backgrounds.
 
Happily gluing and painting
 
Phillipa
 
 


Monday, February 17, 2014

Oodles of Colour.Hexagons Galore.

Top is all done.
A large single bed size.
All hand done.
The quilting will go into the to-do pile ;)
 
I love the intensity of the in-your-face colours.
Doesn't it ooze warmth.
 
Joyful and exuberant :)
 
Always stitching
 
Phillipa
 
 



Friday, February 14, 2014

Cocoon Beads.Lots more Colour & Texture

Before.
 

 
After
 



Just playing with colour and texture.
No-idea where they will end up.
 
Just stitching
 
Just because. :)
 
Do you??
 
Phillipa
 
PS. I'm on facebook if that's easier for you.
 


 


Friday, February 07, 2014

Strange & Unusual Childrens Fabric Design

Found this curtain at the Charity shop.
Oh how cute I said .
Had to have that.
 
And a bit closer.
Have you noticed yet ??
 
 


Looks cute enough you say...
 
Fox n rooster ...
 
 
But then...
 


Bears tied by the nose!!
 
AND
 
A smoking Rabbit...!!!
 
A design of its time.
 
1940/50's maybe
 
Oh how times have changed..
 
 
 
Will suit an un-PC stitching
 
Phillipa
 
 


Monday, February 03, 2014

Bunting. Shabby-chic Lace n Burlap/Hessian with Vintage Lady

Made myself some Buntings after seeing
those made by Suzi Q, over here
She's amazing and has a larger stash than I have..lol
 
 
Burlap/hessian (Kiwi's call it Hessian)
 
with dainty doilies
 
vintage laces
 
vintage buttons
Mother-of-Pearl ones too.
 
and a paper whimsy.
 
Coffee dyed slub linen for hanging.
 
Still waiting for a good outdoor photo shoot. Too much cloud lately.
 
So bear with me as I couldn't wait to show you. :)
 












Oops. Blogger doesn't like the shape of some of
my photos so has turned them.
Anyway, you get the idea.
 
This is all 3 waiting for their photo shoot. Sometime soon I hope.
 
Having fun stitching
 
Phillipa
 
 


Blue Flowers.