Friday, November 18, 2011

A Good Day in the Studio

I have an arts council stall this weekend and have been asked also to put some of my work in a local artists co-operative. So I have been busy in my newly rearranged studio whipping up some fabrics At first it was not going so well I found some of my older screens and block prints while I was rearranging the stdio space and wanted to use them with my sun-printing. In the past these images were used in conjunction with different dye backgrounds and some were from past bodies of work of varied themes. I guess the differences threw me for a little while and I seemed to be making some awful image and colour choices. However after a coffee the creative instinct kicked in and I fixed things!!! These are the results and i am very happy with them I loved using the block prints again after so long I think I will have to cut some more and after stepping over my chooks all morning to print I decided I needed to draw them and put them on a screen or block to play with

Monday, November 7, 2011

Buttons Buttons Buttons!!!

Remember those disperse (polysol) dyed buttons? Well here is a little project I just whipped up with a headband I made and some of those buttons!

Cute Hey?
 Go to my tute page to see how to dye them I found the tute for the flowers in a magazine Its just a matter of using a really good glue, Craft or hot glue gun Glue them to a felt backing and hand stitch with clear thread for extra strength. If you accidently glue over the holes it does not take too much pressure to get the needle through Be sure to leave the flower undisturbed for 24 hours to let the glue harden completely

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Congo Store Grand Re-Opening

Brand New Fabrics restocked in the newly reopened Congo cart store The Gypsy Caravan! Go and check for those beautifully handcrafted fabric to make your individual unique gifts for Christmas There are also some special handmade items as well All unique and reasonably priced Check it out today and while you are there browse through the lovely handcrafted jewelry availiable in Beaute Beads store