Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Neon cushion frenzy!

It was a public holiday here today, which meant time to go for walks, to have tea with the 
fam... and to make up a fresh batch of cushions. Orbit in Neon Pink and Flame Forrest in 
Neon Yellow now in the shop :)



If you had the day off today too, I hope it was a lovely one for you :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Flame Forrest (Green) Cushions :)

Hand printed in water based fabric inks on 100% linen, Flame Forrest cushions in a 
stunningly fresh green now available in my Etsy store :)












Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New cushions too!

I've allowed myself to get distracted from pouch-making to sew up some cushions. These 
are 100% linen and backed with natural linen for a nice contrast. I've only made up the blue 
Flame Forrest cushions so far, but more are on the way in all the same fabric designs as 
the totes :)













Flame Forrest Blue cushions available in my Etsy store :)


Monday, August 4, 2014

New Totes!

I've finally made up some trial totes from the mass of fabric I've been printing up lately... 
I'm having a break from pouch making and also I'd be interested to see if anyone would 
like totes made with my fabric. So, here they are...
















Available in my Etsy shop. x

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Holidays

Well, the winter holidays are over again for another year. I always look forward to this 
break... it gets cold at just the right kind of nice hereabouts. It's the best time of year to go 
to the beach (in my very biased opinion) and we try to escape up to the mountains too for 
bush walks and evenings in front of the fire :)



I managed to slip in some painting time and crochet time, just experimenting with different 
ideas. 







And I found some beautiful Australia native flora to sketch some day... hopefully soon :)



We had some beautiful crystal clear days up at the mountains too... soaking in this amazing 
view again.



Hope you've had a good break too? 
Back to work time now... I have some new pieces I'll be listing soon so stayed tuned :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gathering... Creating

Recently I went to the Gather :: Create workshop organised by Ellie at Petalplum and Leah 
from Sang the Bird. What a buzzing day of fabulous creativity! 



The morning session was entitled Unfurl by Alex Falkiner where we learned how to make 
rope from fabric scraps.





What an incredible process this is! So simple and yet with such possibilities for 
experimentation and application. My example isn't that amazing, but there were some 
fabulous pieces created on the day below :)





The afternoon session, Poetic Collage, was held by Karina Sharpe. Here we were 
encouraged to combine disparate images to tell a story. My addition to this amazingly 
talented group was a bit so-so as well, but I was determined not to get stuck on some kind 
of perfectionist loop and to just let myself experiment... if that makes sense ;) 

This is my piece where I was thinking about dementia...



So good to learn new methods and process... clearing the mind and opening it to new things 
at the same time :) Thanks so much to everyone involved. x

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Oh! Embroidered 3 finished :)

Oh number 3, you were a lot of work... 
I wanted you to have the density of a tapestry, but of a different feel... 





silken papery threads woven into a paper cousin; fibre held together by fibre. 



I dreamed of how you would turn out with each stitch... 



I wanted you to be a smooth, even texture that pops out from its surface like a sculpture
... and now you're finished!


Oh! Embroidered 3 is in my big cartel shop :)