30 minutes creativity per day… Day 125! Michelle Mischkulnig, Phyllis Hoffman and creativity!

Whilst I did not actually put pen to paper or needle to cloth today… I did spend a wonderful and inspiring time at the Stonehouse Gallery where the Threadalicious exhibition was on display (and is on display until the end of this month). Textile artist Michelle Mischkulnig was there to meet me to view and chat … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 121 – 124! Finishing the cross stitching.

Oops – meant to post this before now ☺   I’ve been busy, being creative – not just with cross stitch, but will mention that in another post ☺   So, back to this cute little butterfly. Black was the next and final colour to add: Cross stitching finished!   This pattern was adapted from … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 117 – 120! The shape is forming ☺

Continuing on with my bits of cross stitching…   I’ve now finished all the dark pink areas. I guess you can now see the butterfly ☺ So, time to start on the pale pink areas.   Pale pink now finished! Looking good ☺ Each of the above photos (and those in the previous post) shows … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Days 113 – 116! Now what’s she up to?

So, now what’s she up to?   I’m actually doing some editing for the September issue of Embellish, as well as starting to create a project for that same issue…. but I can’t show you that here ☺ Well, not yet ☺   So, I’m also doing a little cross stitching at the same time, … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 112! Dr Morna Sturrock A.M.’s embroidery

  Day 112 and I was searching around for a little inspiration for something to create. On my shelf containing The Embroiderers Guild, VIC work and bits and bobs (for the Gift Boutique), I spied a piece of canvas work embroidered by Dr Morna Sturrock A.M. for the Gift Boutique, waiting to be made into an … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 111! Creating a useful item from a piece of embroidery.

Remember that kangaroo cross stitch from earlier this year? Well, I’ve now created a useful item with it ☺   Having been playing with zipper insertions, I thought I’d create a small zippered bag (or pouch) that could fit in my bag and hold something like tissues (which are always getting lost in my bag). … Continue reading

30 minutes creativity per day… Day 110! A little heart.

Today I went with one of the miniature cross stitch patterns I created a couple of days ago – the little heart.   Looking through my fabric stash, I decided to try it out on a fairly large open weave fabric – using a single strand of stranded cotton.   I found I had to … Continue reading

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