Monday, 22 October 2012

Little Houses

I saw some lovely felt houses over on Dr...Vrakator Blogs HERE, They were made as favors. I thought I'd have a go at making some with fabric. I got Inkjet fabric sheets from America, I'm not sure if they are available here, I had printed some text on a sheet and had no idea where I would use it.  I put them on the back of the houses. I think they would make a nice alternative to a greeting card and you can hang them, maybe on a Christmas tree or door knob.

Apologies to all those that follow this Blog because of my art, I seem to be in Craft mode these days. I have done nothing in the paint studio for ages.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bags, boxes and books

Here are a few more bags I made for the dolls. I am making a hand made book for each one with their biography, I'm really enjoying this part of the project and now that they are complete I hate parting with them.

This is the box I made for the doll "I am odd who are you?"

This book has interesting fold out pages, I am  trying out different book making methods. They are a  nice manageable size as they fit into the pocket on the outside of the bag.
The other side of this bag is very different, this was intentional as I want it "odd"
I may have got a little carried away with the interior of this box, I may calm it down a little later.

There are more dolls in the making so if you want one for Christmas you better get your order in soon.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Goodbye Dolly

This little dolly has gone to Oregon. She flew there last Sunday and has already been admired in her new home in Grants Pass.
I made her a bag to keep her safe and warm.

The bag has a pocket on the outside to keep her story book.
Tomorrow I will show you some more of the bags and books I made for the other dolls.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Aran Knitwear

I just love the texture of Aran Knitwear. I can't understand why we don't use the pattern image on more gifts, table-mats, postcards, mouse pads etc.

The honeycomb stitch is a symbol of the hard working bee.

The diamond is a wish of success, wealth and treasure.

The wool is known as  báinín (pronounced "bawneen"), a yarn made from sheep's wool, 

these pictures were all taken in The Connemara Marble Shop, Recess. And could I feature all this wool without a photo of a sheep? Of course not.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Doodle and Sketch

It has been a lovely quiet week so I thought I'd show you a sketch or two.

The sketch below is of my Mother she was in hospital recently and sketching helped me pass some time while she slept.

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