Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stitchin Cloth Dolls

Here is the link for the Flickr group I created to go with my favourite Stitchin Fingers Group.
I love to look through that group but sometimes it is hard to keep up with the photos. So the Flickr group idea was born from another Stitchin Fingers group.
Today I am working on my mirror for the Fibre and Stitch challenge. I am then going to incorporate the mirror with a cloth doll piece I have been planning for a while. I want the mirror to look like a fairy's mirror. Then as I am ready to make another doll I am going to make a fairy to look in the mirror.
I have lots of ideas for dolls but this one is probably the oldest. So I dug out a piece of felt I dyed to use as the base and I had a piece of lutrador I painted ages ago. I have gone over that with a green stamp pad and I will make leaves for the mirror frame. I want it to look like Flowers leaves and vines are scrolling over the frame. Greg is going to make a stand (I'll let him know that soon.)
I have started journalling my ideas in an A5 book but I am going to get an art diary this week and go the whole hog. Greg and I are going to start attending art lessons. The art lessons were one of the goals we set when we were avoiding divorce. Like many couples we found we didn't have much in common anymore and we both wanted to take art lessons so here we go.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


I've decided to try to blog everyday. Today I went with a friend to check out a local gallery. The owner is keen to have more textile art works so I am inspired to create again. I cruised through some flickr pages and more of the Stitchin Fingers web group and my favourite blogs.
I spent the rest of the day reading and making peanut and choc chip cookies and right now I have a tray of pumpkin roasting for Roasted Pumpkin Soup for dinner.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TAST sampler

TAST sampler, originally uploaded by stitch1peta.

The Sampler I did last year for TAST

A WIP complete

I have completed the stitching on a WIP I started last year. I was following Sharon Boggan of In A Minute Ago Take a Stitch Tuesday the photo of that is above. This year I made a New Years Resolution to use things I already have and to finish a WIP for each new piece I started. I found the sampler and decided that even though I am not involved in the Take it Further I could indeed take this piece further. Here's the result. I have decided to frame it. This required a mat but I wanted to used stuff I already had so I used the left over backing from the Fractured Circles I made and then did some more feather stitch over the edges and they were a bit wobbly. The extra feather stitch has disguised that to my satisfaction.
I have set the Studio Assistant (Husband) to making a frame for this piece.
I am getting over my hysterectomy so Greg has been staying home with me making sure I don't do anything I shouldn't. I have been crocheting and knitting to break up the reading. But this week I have been doing some embroidery too.