Thursday, 16 September 2010

Ipod holder

I decided to make a little felt holder for my ipod so I can find it when it's in my handbag.  I used some ordinary felt as a base and needlefelted some wool tops to it to make it a bit more interesting.  I stitched some running stitch then added a couple of wrapped washers.  The big washer is also beaded but I couldn't get the beads to show up very clearly.

 For the lining I used some of that non woven stuff that's not really material that came wrapped round my daughter's laptop when she bought it.  It's black and very thin but robust so it made the ideal lining material.
Hopefully I won't have to ferret around in my bag so much from now on! 

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Artsycrafts tickets

I have tickets to the Tim Holtz masterclass!  See here if you don't know what I'm talking about!  I'm thrilled to have managed to get tickets for my daughter and I, it was quite a scrum getting online and they sold out in 40 mins so anyone who missed out has my sympathies.  But I'm not so sympathetic that I'd give up my place!  Now all I have to say is that Britain had better not be snowbound come Feb 25th .....

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Paintsticks piece

I've managed to finish a piece I've been working on off and on for a few months (my usual rate of progress!) A while ago I bought some new colours of Markal paintsticks so I tried them out on some scraps of fabric using Ten Seconds Studio texture moulds. I coloured a couple of the pieces and a background cotton fabric with Adirondack colourwash spray, then cut the pieces up and arranged the interesting bits on the background using Bondaweb to attach them.  I've added stitch, beads, sequins and some gold cord to frame the piece. I die-cut 3 flowers from some gold stuff (that's the extent of my knowledge!), toned them down with patina glimmer mist and added them with beads and stitches.
I had to take the picture on my phone as my camera seems to have given up on me so that's yet another excuse for a poor photo.  Must finish paying for the work I've had done on my kitchen recently before I think about a new camera.