Friday, 25 May 2012

w 11...

Not a working Wednesday yesterday, oops, one day late!
Inspirational all the same.
Went to see the Degree Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. It is on until this weekend. Plenty of fantastic things to see and inspire me.  

Saw these guys out of the window when I was going up some stairs. You can see the Tay Bridge in the background. Pretty hazy as it was really hot yesterday, eventually 25*C. Ok not that hot compared with some countries but hot for us!


Church steeple, one photo from the stairs through the window and one down on street level. I loved the geometric construction round the top from the scaffolding.

Maybe not that clear but these sets of stairs facinated me (not the ones at the top of the picture). It looked as if they had an underground area as well. You can see what looks like a vent in the middle of the grass, it looked pretty old. Another image from the stair window!

These two beauties came from the building site outside the college. I loved both the green hats and the shadows they cast.

The pictures above are a from the work I did following my last Wednesday post. These are definitely for brooches. I still have a few teething problems to work out about construction but otherwise I'm pretty pleased with them. So for now they are still WIP.

So that's all for now. I'm sorry that I haven't got any pictures of the Degree show but I try to only show work that is my own then there are no copyright issues.
Bye for now, until next Wednesday!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

W 10...

Can't believe that this is my 10th Wednesday post.
I've been doing a bit of hand stitching for a change and quite enjoying it which is nice.

I've been watching a selection of YouTube videos lately and one of them was Teesha Moore. She makes these great little pillows to make a fabric journals. I've been wanting to make one for a while as well as making smaller seashores/landscape pieces.

I thought that I would combine both ideas which I could then take to my embroidery class. They are working on landscapes at the moment so this would fit in nicely.

This is what I've come up with so far. I'm not very sure if the border goes with this type of stitching but it'll have to do for now.

I still have a few stitches to do at the front and then I may have a look at the borders again...

Bit of a dark shadow on this one, sorry.
That's it for now, byeee!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


 Here we are Wednesday again. I've only taken a few photos this time. I was working on a project this morning which I hope I can reveal later but for now it'll have to be what I did this evening.
 I've had a few bits and pieces lurking around for a while so I decided to try and revamp them. I added a little more machining in another colour on the flowers. I had a few pieces that basically haunted me, I could never get rid of them! So I decided to add a few snips of fabric on top then a quick whirl of contrasting stitching.  

Sorry the photos are a bit dark. That's what happens when you take them under an electric light with no flash. Basically too late at night doesn't help.
Another blast from the past, this one definitely has been around for a very long time. I was determined to do something to enhance it so I did some free (motion) machine embroidery in a dark blue thread. I think I can use it now.

This one I like but am a bit concerned that it looks like an eye! That'll probably annoy me.
Also I see that it looks like I've added beads but it's just the lurex thread catching the light.
Got to go, I think I'm into Thursday now and that'll never do for my working Wednesday!
PS> I'll probably use these on cards...surprise, surprise!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


...decided just to make it w for Wednesday. Not very original, I know. I think if I'd kept up with triple 'w's' then it would have been 'wasted work Wednesday'.Not much of anything done today so I thought that I'd post a few pictures. from the other day.
 These  were taken the other evening. Some lovely colours.

These are a few of my heart cards or at least they are copies of what will become cards. I have no idea at the moment about how to use the printed paper sheets. I'm sure something will come to me if I just give it time.

I need to go now as I'm falling asleep on the blog!