Managed to get away for a few days just to the Isle of Wight ..it's great to have a change of scene ......'A change is as good as a rest they say' and I have been quite depressed about the slow progress of my back but I was able to drive the 15 mins to the ferry .....i lay down over the crossing and the cottage was only a short drive from the ferry .......it's an idyllic cottage on a farm it's 16th Century and the garden is really old fashioned with lots of cottage garden flowers and quite higgledy piggledy .....we love it ....its so peaceful and beautiful .....i have taken my sewing machine and sewing stuff of course (the first thing to be packed in fact I've realised i haven't brought enough clothes ...ah well maybe I'll have to make myself some !!).....I've even done a water colour and pencil drawing .........xx
I've finally done it....after waiting a long time then the uncertanty about whether I could get there I bit the bullet and went ....had to stand all the way on the train but could lie down for the deed itself ....Yes I am now the proud owner of a precious tattoo created by the skilled hands of Ade from Nine tattoo studios ......Thanks Ade ..
Yes I am now back on my feet and tentatively doing some sewing ...(very carefully and NOT overdoing it after another week on my back).....I won a kit kindly donated by Annette via Wendy to make a pair of Fairy shoes and here they are .......they are so cute I am going to take them down to the woods to see if they can find a new owner ........xx
Gorgeousness from Jackie A beautiful needlecase from Suzy
Danny Mansmith........the Dancing Prince free machine embroidered brooch.......
Carissa Rose prints from original paintings
Elle JW Prints of original paintings of my most favourite dogs........
beautiful woodcut print by Rick Beerhorst I have been whiling away my time over the past 6 weeks on Etsy (One advantage of being laid up )and have just started to receive all the goodies I have bought ...... here are a few ......Hope you enjoy them as much as me ......x
Not much dusting being done here ......although I NEVER destroy a spiders web...only if it is really really old and not being used ........how can you destroy such an exquisite piece of art .........
yes I overdid it....!!......never mind it was worth it ......back to hand stitching or watching films
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....
I have been a Textile artist all my life but only been trying to make a living from it since I was made redundant from my teaching job last year. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.