Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Yesterday, Cherry and I went to The Creative Craft Show at Five Lakes, Maldon, Essex. The show is predominantly aimed at papercraft, beading and stitching (not fine art or painting) but was still very inspiring. I was most taken with 'Decopatch' and treated myself to an MDF blank and some paper, more on that later. Cherry purchased some interesting bits too, but I won't spoil the surprise, so keep an eye on Cherry's blog to see what she creates. I also purchased a small cross stitch kit and some quirky star shaped buttons.
The day also gave Cherry and I a good opportunity to talk about the upcoming Community Pop-up Gallery Shop and throw some ideas around. I'm currently thinking pom poms!
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Saturday, 11 February 2012
I haven't used my sewing machine for a while. My mum is an accomplished seamstress, and I grew up watching her make various clothing for the family and items for the home. Whilst I can sew fairly well and make some simple items on my sewing machine, as yet, I haven't managed to make my own clothing or anything elaborate. So I've been thinking about how to incorporate simple stitch into my land art.
The result? 'Stitch in Time' created in ink and thread. The sewing machine needle, minus its foot, tends to whizz off and do its own thing leaving me with a rather random mark making result, which I rather like. :)
Friday, 10 February 2012
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
'Putting a Spring in your Step'.