Friday, May 29, 2009

Hey all

Hia all I am so sorry to have been so illusive of late. I have been working my butt off. Literally. I have managed to drop a whole dress size and have neary got rid of 2! I have started excercising again and am feeling wonderful. Thank you to those who are giving me the motivation to kick myself into doing it. I am managing to do 22K on the bike everyday so I am feeling fab.
In addition to this I am working really hard on my journal / thematic sketchbook for textile inspiration course that Lynda and Carol's Fibre in form are going to be selling starting sometime in June. I am so excited about this but can't show too much. Here is something I have been working on for it as a sneak peek. I hope it will be a success and people will want to have a go, it is going to be reasonably priced so hopefully those who have difficulty with the design side of things will want to come and check it out. More information will follow. 
So if I am quiet this is where Iam!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Where my mind's eye is at

Was reading Sharon's blog this morning and she asked what your mind's eye was seeing. I couldn't control my pencil. Someone painted me a picture in words recently and here it is, hope it measures up. Where my mind's eye wants to be.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Hia all remember the fabrics i dyed last month? Well in today's workshop we used thermofax screens to decorate them further. We tried feathers... Circles, this one is a bit of a compex cloth, I dyed, screened and then rollered and stamped with home made stamps.
Another complex cloth I am thinking about making into a bag, it is rollered, thermofaxed circles and then over stamped with a bock made from tile spacers.

Here are all my days work. I was competely shattered after todays course, I think the stress of all the uncertainty at school has had me so on edge that when I went to the course and relaxed as I worked I really felt the pressure of the last week. So far I am ok but you never know what they are going to do.

My lovely year 11's left this week and I made then the now traditional leaving gift. I made corsages in a lovely purpe shot silk and turquoise taffeta, and after making them all remembered I had a boy this year and so made him a quick denim cuff, which I forgot to photograph!

I hope that things start perking up soon, I don't know about the rest of you but I am so down lately, there seems to be nothing to be cheerful about, the world seems to have gone to hell in a hand cart!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

New ATC's

Hia all, hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday. I have had a horriby long and tedious week. People are being layed off in work, and although I am safe (so far) it is just a horrible place to be at the mo. Year 11 have just left and there is nothing much to smie about. Moan over!

That aside I got 5 minutes to sew a little today I am behind in a few things and so made a mark on a couple of things. The first is an ATC for a friends birthday, she loves colour so I used a gorgeous shot silk and did some FME on a acryic fet backing, then shrunk the backing.
This one is for a swap on my group Textile challenges, this was for a mono printing challenge issued by Cathy. I used the pastic that I used to monoprint from and stitched through it, it has a lovely quality and is much nicer in real life!
Have a great bank holiday everyone in Britain. Let's hope it is sunny.