Tuesday, 29 January 2013

In which there is a pug

I've been keeping up with my New Year's resolution to draw something every day.  Yesterday I drew a pug.  Whil I was drawing it I thought it looked a bit cartoony, a bit like a paranoid gargoyle, and then I looked back at the pug and remembered that's just how they look.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

In which I petition my MP

As part of the #imapiece project, I've created a jigsaw piece for my MP.  I want to send this with a letter explaining what the project is, and how he can make a difference.

Thing is - should I send it now, or when the I'm a piece jigsaw artwork is complete?  I want this to have the biggest impact it can, and it would be cool to be able to show that this jigsaw piece is part of a much bigger project.  What do you think?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

In which there is knitting

My best friend from school has just had her first baby - yay!  I wanted to make her some goodies, and decided to test out my new-found knitting skillz.  I taught myself aboutt his time last year - so far I've made a baby cardi, lots of swatches, and I've started knitting lots of socks.  And screamed at the socks.  And then unravelled the socks.  I have problems with socks.  So for this bebe, I knitted a blanky in a forest green, easy care wool.  I think this is basket stich?  With a crochet trim.

I also sewed some baby booties, and painted a card showing the stork bringing a baby who's holding a Reading FC flag - mum and dad are big Reading fans!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

In which I receive a wonderful embroidery

Sorry blog, I should have posted this back in December.  But something called "Christmas" got in the way.  Huh.

For the Phat Quarter 'Tiny Thing' swap, I received this wonderful embroidery from jessicakelly.  As well as the lovely shell and seaweed, embroidered on paper, she'd made me some little buttons!  So sweet.

Thanks Jessica!  I love it, and it's really inspirational.  At the moment I'm working on my collagraph project for my printmaking course, and I'm getting interested in stitching on paper.  I'd love to make some prints and embroider details on to them - watch this space!

In which I finish the stole

I've finished Fiona's stole - the red one with the figures jumping and throwing their stoles in the air.

This pic isn't great, I'll try to get a shot of her in action in church!

Here's another stole I made for her previously, for her ordination.