Wednesday, 31 August 2016

In a Land Far Away - pages 1-6

I've finished another sketchbook, here are the first 6 pages.
The small arty group I belong to decided on the theme of  'In a land far away' for a joint challenge.

Monday, 29 August 2016


You may remember seeing most of these dolls before except the wee folk girl in the red jumper.
The photos however have not been posted before, I thought they looked cute posing together. 
The girl is rather untidy and the face is not good....again

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Flower and Mushroom Applique

Painted with Koh-I-Noor watercolour paints on fabric, the paints are very vibrant. Layers including a piece of vintage tablecloth.  The pieces were hand sewn into place with running stitch.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


I painted canvas fabric with acrylic paints, then enhanced the painting with freehand machine embroidery. [the black thin lines]

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Cat on a Stool Applique

I was originally going to do a cat on a mat but decided to put him on a stool on a mat instead. Various fabrics, painted doily, stamped and painted cat, machine embroidery

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Toad in the Grass Applique and Bugs

Painted fabrics, stamped and painted toad, own stamp. Cut and applied pieces of fabric for grass. 

I've not been blogging last week because I had my mum, sister and her grandson staying. On one of the rainy days we made bugs from egg boxes.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Toad on a Rock Applique

Painted fabrics, stamped and painted toad, printed fabric, doily, machine stitching. It looks a bit like the flower is growing out of the toads back.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Hare Applique and Scotland

Painted fabric, stamped and painted hare, machine stitching [fun foam stamp cut on the Zing]

I've been to Scotland for a few days, this is Loch Lomond