Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I don't know how.....

they do it, in this case, in this case Phillip Scott Johnston but I love these things. So clever.

Thanks to Izabella's Blue for the link.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Is this the beginning.......

of the end of blogging as we know it? For some time now I have felt that there has been a distinct lack of momentum both in my own blog and in the ones I follow. Some have cut down the number of posts and others have become very repetitive so when I read that Paula Hewitt of The Beauty of Life has decided not to blog anymore I was sad. I understand and respect her reasons and my sadness is totally selfish as her blog was always varied and entertaining, sometimes very touching and sometimes made me laugh out loud, I will miss her. My thoughts made me check on my own blogging patterns and I found there is indeed a pattern the winter months are high activity and August is definitely the bottom of the pole so perhaps this is just a temporary blip. I hope so.

On a more positive note this is the piece I have made a result of the first Holey Moley sessions. It has four layers and some can only be seen by peering through the holes. A mixture of Tyvek, nappy liner and gold thread. The rings are a mixture of couronne and flower stitcher on Romeo (vanishing medium). I have put two pictures because I just couldn't get the camera to get it right, it is really a deep rich purple.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Back in the groove.....

...I hope. Here is my August card for the Calendar Girls swap chosen by Val. My fist thoughts ran with tissue paper hearts but then I fixed on the faces. Having recently spent an enjoyable morning with a doll making friend I was tempted to have a go. So here she is. The background is transfer painted onto an old bit of grey material. This is Val's picture

and here is my take

She didn't take very kindly to being squashed in the scanner.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Last week I had a firend staying with me and we had some really good trips out. I had explained Holey Moley to her and by the end of the week she was pointing out holes to me. I put these few together.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Tgis and that.....

This video contains strong language but I needed somewhere to keep it as the "mother" is my daughter. Just wait until she gets him home!!!

Mary Corbet has started a course on Long and Short stitch on Needle 'N' Thread this is a stitch I have tried this stitch before without much success so I am hoping to follow along.

This is something I started while sitting chatting at EG last week, it started out with a little square and then I started adding bits and suddenly I had a little church in front of me so I used a few Holey Moley techniques to make the windows and the tree.

Now where's my list of things to do....