Monday, October 22, 2007

Paper collage with stitch. Another work in progress. It is not as grey as it appears here, more a bluey grey. I plan to add highlights and maybe a little orange.
It will be a postcard one day.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Marilyn Pipe came to our Embroidery group to teach for the weekend. We played with Lutradur, bondaweb, tyvek and other goodies. This is one sample which is waiting for stitch and embellishment.

Marilyn is lovely, great fun, a great and inspiring tutor and she gives good girls jelly babies.

Inky Pinky Plonky Poo
Oh dear, I don't know what to do

The pigs are flying overhead
The cows refuse to moo
The sheep are saying ba ba baa
The ducks have gone to the zoo


The bears are eating museli
The lions say boo hoo
The dolphin has a broken leg
Oh dear, what a to do

The Elephant has lost the plot
The mouse lives in a shoe
The fox is eating strawberries
and....about the kangaroo

He has

Gold bullion in his pocket
And in his pouches too
The policeman waves his trunch e on
And we all hide in the loo

Oh dear, what are we going to do

The judge, he says "you naughty boy"
"Off you go to prison"
I've only got a tiny cell
Where nothing can be hidden

And now I am stuck, a prize of an atc is offered for the best last verse

Both last verses are excellent and I would like to send an atc to thank you for entering into the spirit of my daft poetry. Would 'justthesmallstuff' please let me know who you are and where I can send your wondrous piece of art ;)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Paper landscape. I stitched this today, from torn scraps of paper with some yarn. Then I painted it with watery acrylics. Next I plan to highlight some of the raised areas. And no doubt ruin it completely.....

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Silk bookmarks. I used some of the paper I made from silk cocoon stripping to make a few bookmarks. The inchies were cut from the leftovers.

A star made for the cloth paper studio swap. The diamond shapes have three layers of quite tacky shiny stuff with a velvet top. I dyed the silk puff and hand twisted the cord edging. Had to add a few beads :)