Sunday, 27 June 2010

Something Finished, Something Started

Pam and I are taking part in the Peterborough Artists' Open Studios for this and the next two weekends.
This is one piece that I am proudly showing. I'm so pleased with it. It took a long time but it was worth it.

I'm now working on my 3D piece for my City and Guilds. I had planned to make a vase but it's evolved into a 3D Structure/Vessel.
I'm enjoying this piece of work because I've got much more freedom with it and I'm using some of my treasures (which makes Neil happy). You know all those things you hang onto just because you like them and there's bound to be a use for them some day.

There is a silver heart in there somewhere, once upon a time it was actually part of a pair of earrings but I lost one, well I knew I'd need it one day.

However there is always some one who can find another use for things.
Barbara thought it would make a great Sunday Wig. Not sure what Sunday has got to do with it but hey she's got a sense of humour and let me take this photo. I'm not sure that she'll be speaking to me when she realises what I've done with it.
Thank you Barbara.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Found At Last

Last night I managed to get my hands on something I've been looking for for a while now. It's wrapped up in the yellow fabric.

A little teapot. Iv'e been trawling through lots of charity shops looking for a small teapot and you'll never guess where I found this one, in the pub - honestly!

It isn't what I had imagined I was looking for but when I saw it I just had to have it. Since Stephanie left home there is only me for cups of tea, Anthony is never around long enough for the kettle to boil and Neil doesn't drink tea, so I wanted a single person's teapot. I had thought I would get something delicate and floral all over but I saw this and decided it was perfect. It has got a little chip on the lid but I guess that is to be expected and I can live with it.

I also bought some gorgeous vintage buttons.

Aren't they lovely and all from a trip to the pub. Must go again.

There hasn't been much creativeness going on because I have hurt my neck and been having physio and resting.
I have managed to sew a few strips of half square triangles together and finally get this quilt top ready for its border.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Look What I've Finished

I am so happy to have finished this. You don't know how relieved I am. It's not the best of pictures but I finished it yesterday afternoon and just had to take a picture immediately. I will hang it properly and take another one.

Thanks to Pam for holding it for me, now she's concerned about her elbows!

Now I've got to set to work and crack on with my 3D piece.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Nice Treats

On Wednesday morning I made these - Spicy Pumpkin Muffins. They didn't last long I took them with me to my City and Guilds class and Anthony ate the ones that were left.

This morning I made these Apple and Sultana muffins. I've bought them into work with me and I'm pretty sure I won't be taking any home. Bad luck Anthony.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Bag Phase

I must be going through a bag phase. The one on the left is great fun, I love the birds. And just in case you're wondering the one on the right is made from William Morris fabric.
I have made another William Morris one but forgot to take a photo.

On Sunday we went to the Hub to see the Undercover exhibition. It was very good and well worth a visit if you're out and about in Sleaford. There was also an exhibition on by the Textile Study Group. If you do go this exhibition make sure you have a look at the Book Jacket by Jenny Blackburn. It is a real work of art, stunning.
Unfortunately I took photos on my other camera which I haven't got with me sorry. I'll post them another day.
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend, I did some gardening.