Saturday, 19 November 2011

Such exciting post this week

I thought Christmas had come early!





I won a little test on Jan's blog & this was my prize, one of her Dooleybobbers, in fact No 3 which was certainly one of my favorites. Can't believe it's mine & as I told Jan I'm so pleased & delighted to have won such a wonderful thing. It's gone straight to the studio to be hung in pride of place. Thank you, Jan!

I had to do the slow opening/taking pics as I went thing - difficult when you're so excited!





Love the yarn & gift tag & some ribbon.



 some batting....I think. If it is I may have to invest in some as I've never found anything in a charity shop that could replace it...so soft & you want to sink into it.....& I'll have to stop resisting buying it as ALL the quilters in the world seem to use it & I'm just missing out!



 A bit closer. So lovely & such a lot of beautiful amount of work & now it's all mine!




It made the fact that someone...SOMEone de-followed me ;( I was enjoying my round number of 125 too. How could they? I can only imagine they had the misfortune of having to discontinue their blog, & that's sad.


Anyway, there are far more important things to think about ;) Here are the cuffs I needed to finish, so they're up to 10 for the fairs (only managed 4 last yr!)




Then I made 2 more purses out of the fabric I was working on last week & I'm pleased & they are up to 10.








I didn't get as far as I wanted on notebook covers


The top 2 is fabric I painted a couple of seasons ago, bottom right some fabric I found in a bag full of fat 1/4's someone gave me & bottom left is part of a pair of jeans with the gold  from a wonderful blouse I snapped up in the local charity shop & the heart shape is chopped up bits of fmed organza topped fabric . I'll use the cut out heart next time. I chose lining carefully out of the pile & forgot to take a pic. The book cover method is by Lyric Kinard & is so wonderfully simple even I could do it! You've probably all been doing this since you were in nappies but I only recently discovered it ;) I downloaded her DVD a while back. ( when it was an affordable price)

I got pretty far with these.


enjoyed making them. Lots of time consuming stitching of course but what isn't time consuming in this life we've chosen?! The DH thought they were great... I guess coz they aren't hairy ;)



17 comments:

artymess said...

lovely work from Jan she's the biz isn't she ....you and i are on the same track I have been making cuffs too and purses for 2 fairs that i have coming up ...xx

Marcia said...

Love your fabric collages. I feel the same way when I get unfollowed, like "whatt???? how could they? what did I do wrong?"

jan said...

Great purses, cuffs and note books. What a wonderful gift to receive. x

Jill said...

Now I really MUST get out the sewing machine - great stuff.

Heloise said...

Beautiful gift from Jan, love all the colours. Cuffs, trees and purses look good. Good luck for the fair, hope you get lots of visitors.

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

what a fabulous win! Really, really beautiful. Loving the new cuffs and purses : )

Jan said...

I've just been clicking and looking at your new work and love it all. Are the little trees to be tags or what? Love all the color. hairy is okay with me;-) Glad you liked the dooleybobber.

Julie said...

What a stunning prize, sure to cheer you up on a rainy day :-) And a lot of work being done too. Yes, that is wadding. It looks as though it's been needled and may be an 80/20 mix, 80% cotton, 20% polyester which is what I tend to use. A friend tells me a beautiful to hand stitch into.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wonderful creating. I am loving your little purses/pouches. Jan's work is most incredible. I am lucky to have some pieces as well. This one makes me smile big. xox Corrine

mano said...

I love your cuffs and purses very much - and the prize from jan is really wonderful.
have a creative week!

Iz said...

Gosh you lucky thing - it's beautiful - and the wrappings were too! I love the Christmas trees, and I'm also thinking "cuffs" for a workshop and want to have a go at some. But this week I'm supposed to be head-down to make an advent calendar for my sister, so mustn't get sidetracked!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Marvelous gift you received--wow! And I love the way you create the fabric for your purses, which are really cool.
best from Tunisia, nadia

jan said...

Thanks Emma, I like the charity idea..x

Maggi said...

Congratulations on winning one of Jan's Dooleybobbers, they are so lovely. The cuffs and purses are great. What are the little trees destined to become?

jackie said...

Well done lucky you. I keep meaning to try the book cover method, so clear and simple.

Linda Stokes said...

Congrats on your lovely prize - so lucky!
Love your latest pieces. Should go very well at fairs.

underatopazsky said...

What a fantastic piece of art to win and in such a gorgeous package! I've just been de-followed as well and it's good to know it's OK to feel a bit...disappointed about it - especially since I only had three followers (now two!) anyway. ;os