Saturday, 1 March 2008

Yoo Hoo! ... I'm back!!!!!...

... I'm so sorry that I've not been around lately. I've been really busy with lots of exciting stuff. I can now let you all know that I've got exhibition space in a shop called Funky Scottish in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland ( if you didn't know where that was!). Anyway I'll give out some more information soon along with some images from the gallery/shop.
I'm going to be involved in setting up stitch/embroidery classes there soon as well. They'll probably be day classes. All will be revealed once I get things worked out.

I've put together a selection of pictures to make up for my absence...

I had originally stitched the flower shape with a blue thread but it didn't show up well so I went over it with a cable stitch...

...added some hand stitching...

and it's done. Still lurking around in a basket!


...little bits of hand dyed fabric (cotton, muslin velvet), machine embroidery and some hand stitching.

Had an idea that I would have made this one into a brooch (pin) but that's as far as it got now it's just another one lounging around in a basket!


...I just love hand dyed muslin!... another basket case!

...some more hand dyed fabrics, machine and hand stitching with a few beads this time. I really must use these one of these days!

Now for a few photos of some more heart brooches I was making for the shop...

This was the fabric I made, layers of sheers and free machining ...

...a few close ups...

I was trying to get a tartan feel to the fabric.

The hearts cut out ready for some hand stitching and beads.

...Just my initials, honest!!


... getting a bit carried away..., funny thing is I don't put these labels on the brooches!

All just a bit of fun... here is the finished article. Can't sell this one as I slipped up on the back when I was doing the satin stitch. Oh dear that means I'll just have to keep it! Lucky for me I quite liked this one!!
...the close up photos are a bit clearer.


One last photo which I thought was pretty neat..... blanket stitched sky!!!
Trust me it did look like stitching!
That's it for now. I had a wild notion to post some thing every day in March to make up for being away and to make it worth while if you dropped by. Maybe I shouldn't make any rash promises!!
Well, I might give it a go, even if it's just a picture a day. Mmmm, better get the camera batteries charged...now where did I put the charger!!!***
That's it for now, byeeee!
Moira

7 comments:

kay susan said...

Love those hearts! Good luck with the exhibition, sounds great!

fiona d said...

the 'tartan' fabric is gorgeous. good to see you back, and good luck with the new ventures

Waltraud said...

Good to see you here again and to see your wonderful things especially the hearts.

ominnimo said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.
Moira

artisbliss said...

Love your sweet heart pins. Very inspiring to other of us fiber artists!

Gunnels blog said...

I love your "tartan" fabric! Wonderful!

Judy Scott said...

Moira this is so exciting for you, let me know when youre going to be there and Ill try and come along, how wonderful ~ will the exhibition be there all the time? And teaching too ~ Im really excited for you ~ fabulous things happening for you this year. Your work is so gorgeous its good that others will be able to see what you do, Judy xx