Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tag Tuesday Challenge

This week's word is White.

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A scrap of silk, machine quilted to felt. Wrapped wire arms and legs. A fabric painted face left over from making spirit dolls, outlined in trellis stitch on a foundation of buttonhole. Knotted fringe and two tiny buttons.
Instead of adding a hanging loop, I think I might put a pin on the back!

Monday, January 09, 2012

A challenging time

Feeling a bit stale after Christmas. The weather doesn't help. Cold and grey, short days and long nights. Britain at it's best!

To try and pep things up a bit, I've signed on for a couple of challenges.
First of all, Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday to keep up the embroidery, it sometimes get neglected in favour of the doll-making.

Secondly, to keep the little grey cells active, I've also signed up for
Tag Tuesday. Each week there is a new theme or word to use to design an art tag.

This week's word is SNOW.

Here is my effort:
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Very simple. Drawn in coloured pencil and pen on paper then bonded to felt and machined around the edges. I'm planning to use these designs next Christmas in applique or fabric painting.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Year and those UFOs

Compliments of the Season to one and all! Have you made a reluctant resolution to finish off those UFOs? Know that you are unlikely to do it? Have no fear, go here!

It's a project to find out why we have unfinished pieces and to find a way to use them! The submission date has been extended to 31st January so if you have a UFO and a story to go with it, there is still time to send it in. If your UFO is too precious to part with, you can also send in digital photos.

I wish I had come across this sooner, I just read about it in Embroidery magazine.