30 minutes creativity per day… Day 109! The results of doodling.

The results of doodling.   My mind was still on small items, and went to easy shapes, which led to bird shapes (possibly due to the two cockatiels sitting behind me singing).   The doodles looked like something I could do with the sewing machine, so I set about it.   First step was to … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 102-107 Wipeout! Day 108! Back in the swing ☺

Dratted head cold!   Mind you, I did, when I was awake, manage to watch some creativity on TV – including catching an episode of Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 which I had missed the first time around… to find Moy Mackay was one of the artists!  Love her felt artworks!   Nothing so … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 101! Take a flower…

A little late placing this one up on my blog – Day 102 consisted of being at the Gift Boutique Workshop, coming home, getting a large headache as my head cold took hold, and being prostrate ever since! So much for my holiday time over Easter, as it’s now Easter Monday….   However, Day 101 … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 100! Star time!

On a nice round figure day (100) I’m creating a rather pointy piece of embroidery ☺   Looking through my stash, I came across some plastic canvas stars, and thought that they would be good to use in creating bag charms or key rings for The Embroiderers Guild, VIC’s Gift Boutique Workshop.   To create … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 96 – 99! Expanding on the prototype. Bag bling / bag charm.

As you saw in my last post, I have a jumping off point now to refine and / or change from. I decided to do both ☺   Using the original pattern, I wanted to make a more stylised baby bird – which meant shorter tail, larger head, and smaller wings. The thin paper I … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 92 – 95! Developing a prototype bag bling (or key chain) bird.

“What are you doing?” you may well ask … well, read on ☺   Starting from scratch developing something can be a bit daunting. I’m trying to create a number of patterns for pieces which may be used as either bag bling (bag charms) or on key chains for the ladies of The Embroiderers Guild, … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 88 – 91! Bulldog Puppy stitching progression to completion ☺

I have been busy over the past few days completing the bulldog puppy, and have here for you the sequence of its creation (along with the odd tip or two) taking up where my last blog post left off… with HEAPS of pictures!   My first task was to further stitch the outlines – but … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 75 – 87! I’ve been very, very quiet – at least on the blog front!

  I’m back! Did you miss me? Maybe, don’t answer that! ☺   My 30 minutes creativity per day unfortunately had to go out the window due to being very busy getting five magazines print-ready (Embellish issue 30, Textile Fibre Forum issue 126, Felt issue 17, Yarn issue 46, and Vintage Made issue 9). All … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 73 & 74! Feeling artistic.

  Feeling rather artistic at the moment ☺   I’ve been doing more on my blue wren – you’ll have to wait to see that one.   In addition, I’ve been having a play. What do you think of the pattern / design below?   And then there’s this one too:   I really quite … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 72! I started really early today!

  This morning, the sun was not up yet, but I was. Walking out to the back of the house, I noticed the floor was glowing in the bright moonlight – a glorious moon was setting in the west!   Yep, I couldn’t resist ☺   I was out there taking photos, having fun trying … Continue reading