Thursday, August 21, 2008


Still at home, I have been out though. Went and babysat the Granddaughters for an hour while Greg and Bronwyn (Favorite Daughter) went and picked up the trampoline for Caitlins Birthday on Saturday. She wants "lots of presents and Chocolate in a cake". Direct quote from her.
I have laid out a scarf to felt and I am trying out the needlefelting thingy Greg made me on a bag to match the scarf. It needs a bit of adjusting but is working well. I have my 3 monthly check up post hysterectomy today and Greg is driving as My hip is still giving me grief. Then off to the Chiropractor to see if he can get it back in the joint. I found a pack of Panadeine forte from the operation so I have popped one of those and the pain is much less.
so all in all a quiet day. We have our art class tonight which is fun.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Day

Well here I am two days in a week. Wow, today I am at home. I moved wrong and put my hip out. I have been to the Chiropractor and I will go again tomorrow. I have too take it easy and not get cold, to avoid muscle spasms. So I am staying home from work tonight. I have been cruising the web a bit today. Looking at the workshops for Fibre Forum Ballarat 2009.

I have entered the ballot with my choices of Catherine O'Leary or Carol Ventura. Yes both felting one crocheted and the other nuno. Apart from that I have used a rubbing plate and a gold shiva stick to dress up the fabric for Titania's nightie. I think it will be smocked. I am contemplating the finished results. Greg is making slate frames for embroidery and also some wooden thingy's to close capes and scarfs. Photos soon. But if you read this and want to enquire email me.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Here it is nearly a month since I posted, so much for posting every day. I am back at work which is a big drain on the textile art time availability. I have a great job which allows me to juggle time off to suit me. Yay. Tomorrow night is Twisted Stitches how quickly that came around. We are doing a bit of a round robin. Choosing a different colour each month and adding on to the piece we were given last month. We agreed that nothing was sacred so if I decide to hack something to bits and resew it the owner would have to grin and bear it. This months colour is yellow. Here's my bit of yellow. I used hand dyed fabric then topped it with a bit of gold organza. I have pushed the gold organza through a bit of mesh and then ironed vliesofix onto it and then ironed that onto the yellow fabric. I painted a piece of tyvek yellow and then added yellow hot fix Angelina which I ironed straight onto the tyvek. It sticks together very nicely. (Got this tip from Art Quilt Monthly from Unique Stitching which is one of my links)Then I machine stitched a grid and then cut it into squares and ironed it again. The tyvek shrank nicely. I then machine embroidered the square down. The little knots are a strip of the gold organza, a strand of variegated yellow embroidery thread and 3 mm yellow silk ribbon. I tied this into together and knotted it about 3 cm's apart doen the length and then sewed it on and then cut between the knots. Great fun. You can see this more clearly in the top photo.I hope Sandy likes it. I haven't worked out how I am going to put it into her piece but I will take before and after shots.
I haven't done any more on my dol but I have painted the fabric. I had it all planned out how too make her costume but I have changed my mind and now need to think about it again.