Wednesday, 25 March 2020

A Little Winter Garden in a Tin

I'm working my way through some half finished projects and came across this tin with a couple of half made cocoons in it.   I think the idea might have originally been for a midnight garden last summer, but I decided it was perfect to round off the winter and get another 'work in progress' finished!
The backdrop is a piece of old rust printed cloth that is lying on my desk waiting to be used in another project, but I thought they went quite well together!

  I hope you are all staying safe and well in these challenging times.  I have been amazed at the selfless acts of kindness from the folks in my community - it lifts the spirit and renews my faith in mankind when I see such a supportive group of people on our local self-isolation support group pages.  I hope you are all getting the support you need and are coping fairly well with this horrible situation.
Sending virtual hugs to you and linking up via Julia over at WOYWW.   

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Winter Weaving

Whilst having a sort out in my studio I came across a piece of weaving I did last winter - the original idea was a frosty garden with hibernating seeds buried deep and starting to come alive.  It's been lying in the 'winter' box untouched, and although it's rather wonky because I used different thicknesses of yarns and ribbons in the weaving I felt it needed to be finished and filed away!   This week I've added pleated silk, bits of old lace, pearl beads and lots of embroidery as surface decoration.   

 I am linking up with Julia over at WOYWW today.
Stay safe, and if anyone gets stir crazy or overwhelmed by the whole process of self isolation and social distancing please do contact me and I'd be very happy to 'chat'!

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Guitar Gift Box and Card and WOYWW

My youngest nephew is very much into his electric guitar and is saving for a good quality amp, so for his 15th birthday hard cash was his gift preference!  Here's the guitar themed card and gift box that I made for him - the box was trickier than I anticipated and looks much better from afar!

 The card was stencilled and I used silver foil to highlight some of the guitar parts - the strings were sewing cotton.  The box was covered in Glossy Accents to give is a high shine with Liquid Pearls and Enamel Accents for the extra bits. 

And on a completely different note sitting on on my desk today is a patchwork pin cushion I made - I was taught the technique this week by a very clever friend.  The pink ribbons are only pinned on for effect - a bit too much pink for my taste - but I'm hoping to find some suitable green ribbon at Hobbycraft this morning! 

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.