Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
The inside has a pattern felted in too - see?So when you see a lady with a green bag with orange handles in the supermarket it might be me!
A delicious lunch was provided, the other students were friendly and the atmosphere convivial. If anyone lives near enough to get to Yeovil for a workshop I can recommend them - I will want to go again I'm sure. Do check out the website at http://feltrush.com/#/workshops-2/4531203369 for more pictures of the work and details of workshops.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Just a quick post as am busy playing catch up today. Do you remember me showing you a ball of purple shaded yarn a while ago? Well I finally made my piece for the challenge and here it is - yes another bag! Louise you will understand this bag fetish I know!!
I used some of the yarn to knit and felt a couple of squares which I then used to make the flower with a small felt ball for the centre - it didn't turn out quite as I hoped but I guess it "will do"!
Yesterday evening I made another little knitted heart - didn't require much thought or inspiration to do but I was making something rather than sitting idly watching TV!
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Stourhead is a National Trust property and is an absolutely stunning garden at any time of the year but on a crisp sunny October morning it was really beautiful.
Round every corner another lovely scene
After lunch we took a look round the house - no photographs allowed inside - which was interesting and which we hadn't seen before. Imagine living here and having the carriages arriving up this splendid driveway! No I don't think I would like that at all - I'd have to be in my best finery and not mucking about in my comfy stuff playing about in the garden wouldn't I?!
Finally a cup of tea in the cafe and a look round the farm shop before we left having enjoyed a wonderful day. We were so glad we had gone in the morning though as by the time we left the place was heaving with visitors and it wouldn't have been nearly so enjoyable sharing it with so many others.
Hope you enjoyed your stroll round.? I will keep some of the other pictures I took for another time as you have probably had enough now!!
Friday, 16 October 2009
The postman rang the bell yesterday and there were 2 for me. One was this lovely giveaway which I had won from Pippany at Pippany and the Poltisko Memoirs (If you are not familiar with Pippany's work do check out her website as she makes some really lovely things - just right for Christmas gifts for someone special or for yourself of course!)
Beautifully wrapped in soft green tissue
This is my little Hush Heart filled with lavender - a real garden scented lavender and not some horrid overpowering stuff.
A pretty label on the back
A flowered card with it
And see the dear little butterfly just about to settle on the patch of checked fabric - perhaps it's off to settle on those dinky flowers all hand embroidered there?
This is another of my little crazy patchwork creations which I have framed.
And here is a fabric collage I made - not unlike the machine embroidered samples I posted yesterday is it?
Thursday, 15 October 2009
This was my take on the lesson as I had wanted to see how it would work adding scraps of fabric to a background and holding them with machine embroidery. We did also learn how to do just stitchery and in fact the teacher recommended that we work from the back of our "canvas" which was quite exciting as you don't know what the front will be like until you turn it over! All very creative and fun and add to that a friendly group, a lovely lunch (home made quiche, salad, sandwiches, home made walnut cake and fresh fruit) plus copious cups of tea, coffee or whatever and it made for a most enjoyable day out. I will definitely be going to another course there!
Before I go I want to say a huge Thank You to all those of you who have left such lovely comments on mine - I seem to be getting a bit behind with responding but I really do appreciate you dropping by and leaving me a note.