Archives for July 2010

Presents cross-stitch card

Another quickie cross-stitch kit that I’ve made in the last few days, but this time in the shape of a card. It had been hiding in my stash of kits for a year or two now, so it was very nice to finally dust off and make. I have been trying to stitch entirely from stash since early 2009 […]

Hearts in Glass Vase Bookmark

We’re in the middle of a heat wave at the moment and I find myself preferring cross-stitching, reading or, better still, napping in the shade to spending time in the studio.   This lovely Hearts in Glass Vase bookmark is a Michael Powell design on 14 count cream Aida. Michael makes the most amazing whimsical art work which is also made […]

Mixed media: A Joyful Heart

  I bought some canvases on sale the other weekend. I had never worked on canvas before and was slightly intimidated by it, so chose one of the smaller pieces (5 x 7″/ 12.7 x 17.7cm) to experiment on. I had lots of fun though and this is the result- A Joyful Heart. It looks a […]

Mixed media: Wash Day

  I loved the background I made for the mixed media landscape a while ago, and quickly made some more while the paint combinations were still fresh in my mind. I just love blue and green together. The background is acrylics on on brown paper, with added gold flower stickers, crochet thread, scraps of background […]

Very Special WIP

 You may have noticed my creative productivity being a bit up and down over the last few months. Well, I am now very happy to reveal that during this time most of my energy has been focused on a very special WIP… (that’s the head to the left, facing downwards)  …a baby, due mid-January!!! We are thrilled […]