Saturday, 18 February 2017

10 x 10's

The annual Fibre Arts Week in Whanganui ask participants to donate pieces of art that measure 10cm x 10cm, to raise money for scholarships to Fibre arts. I am in favour of this and have made these to donate.
Last year I made these 10 x 10s.


These 3 are made from wire which I soldered together in grids. Within each grid I put different textures, but sticking to a tight colour palette. I've used, my printed fabric and paper, air dry clay pendants, rik rak, and wall paper.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Mini slippers

Olivia is turning two.When I made her mum some slippers, Olivia wore them. Now she can have her own. But I don't know how big a two year olds feet are. A quick Google search said they would be about 15 cm. So rather than risk disappointment, I have made two pairs.


Friday, 3 February 2017

Last holiday paintings


The holidays are almost done. Sad. This is as far as I have got with paintings. I always have grand plans of painting up a storm. Reality check.

Poppies
Orchids


Friday, 20 January 2017

Holiday painting

 Two very different styles from the same artist. That could mean a number of things. I'll take on the 'versatile' one.


"Michaelmas daisies"
"Stacks on the mill"

Friday, 13 January 2017

Woollen Sweater

It's a fairly dumb time to knit warm woollen sweaters. The temperature yesterday was 33 degrees. But on the other hand, I knit more carefully and thoughtfully as there is no rush to wear it.


I spent ages trying to find a pattern that had all the components I wanted in a jumper but couldn't. So I made this up from scratch. I had to knit the yolk three times as it didn't sit well. Other than that it went together ok. The wool is from Skeinz in Napier and online. It is gorgeous yarn, 70% kid mohair and 30% merino.
I wanted a dropped hem, loose cuffs and bottom edge, cables, wide neck and raglan sleeves. Now I'll have to wait for Winter before I can wear it.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Stuffed puppy

He's a bit annoying as he doesn't sit flat on the ground. If I made him again, I would sculpt his little tummy so his feet are more grounded. Otherwise...cute.


I found both the stuffed toys in a book called "Sew Cute to Cuddle." By Mariska Vos-Bolman.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Rag doll

I have half made another rag doll for Olivia who is not quite 2 yet, but stopped when I realised that the doll's hair will only cause her mother headaches. So this little doll with its fabric hair is much more chewable.
Completed
Before face embroidery