Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This is a bag I made from sewing braid together as an experiment, it took a long time to sew. And was quite hard to do.

this one is scrap material I had with ric rac braid and trims sewn on top

This is s a ribbon pillow, some of my friends have some of these

and this is a slashed pillow of bright frogs I made as a trial to see if i could do it, and I did. It has 4 layers of fabric and slash the 3 top layers. I had fun doing this one.

this is a cross stitch I did years ago, and I made the outside with fabric, paper and braid all sewn together. The cross stitch took quite a long time to do, and sat around for years before I framed it. The cross stitch part is actually raised with wadding in behind.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Well here I am twice in 2 days, gee. What am I going to talk about. well yesterday I went to mum's farm for the day to help Dylan sort some sheep. Talked to mum a bit about nothing really, then had Macca's on the way home, I got to drive Dylan's new Nissan Navara twin cab ute, wow how great it was to drive a brand new car. never had much of an opportunity before. Easy to drive, high up so you can see heaps of idiots way up front. I had the trailer on too with the four wheel drive motorbike. Was way COOL for me.
Today I bummed around did some groups stuff, talked to anyone who wanted to listen. Gotta get bum in gear and work out something for a scrap swap, (sewing a tag) Is what I think I will do, a large tag though. Must do some samples, and take some pics.
I made another frame for one of my x stitch I did a few years back. Looks cool, take the pic's in the light tomorrow and post them then.
I had started to frame another one and realized i hadn't finished it, so better do that first.
I painted a frame to put my Wizard in.
Bummed around some more. Dawn up the road came for a visit and I had her in stitches laughing so hard she cried. What else, cooked tea, had a cuppa, talked some more, had a bath. now I am here.
Ebayed a little, ordered some scrap supplies and bummed some more. No pressure here to get anything done.
Ziggy bit my new puppy Trooper on the face and she screamed and would not open her eyes for about 5 minutes, then ran away and hid from me, I think she thought I did it to her. She loves me again now.
Shang got into the chook pellets and made a mess in the shed as usual the fat pig. (horse)

Til got her tattoo of a horse shoe with a rose on her foot, looks great. Got me going again. I know what I want now a snake on my laft armband with his head up.

I like color do YOU????????
I love Robbie too.
alright Good night.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Confession time, I have not blogged for 26 days.

Hi there, I did a sewing class the other week, this is the completed project. We started with painting the calico with acrylic paint them got some scrap fabric, cut it all up then sewed it on with the sewing machine, i did it freeform with feeddogs down and foot up with invisible thread, then ironed it to melt the thread. I really love doing this"outside the square" type of sewing.
So look forward to seeing some more of this from me. i have done a lot of fantasy thread stuff in the past, I will load those pics on later. I hope to get this in an exhibition coming up soon.
Some of my work has been in a local exhibition last year. This will be a regular thing for our region. I want to do more things for next time. Just let the imagination run wild and free. I usually like to make one off things. But with this i can see myself making more. It was so much fun to do.
So, thanks for looking and have a great day. Julie