A little celebration…

June 8, 2007 at 9:21 pm (ATC's, beading, fabric dyeing, plus size inches, prize draw)

to carry on with my happy dance a little longer… I thought I might do a prize draw (thanks Kari for the suggestion)… the picture below is a piece of fabric I’m working on at the moment…

yes… I know it’s still black and white… but I’ll add a little colour when I start stitching.. I intend to make a few different things with this… the first page in my Bead Journal Project … an ATC for Helen Cowan… a few ‘plus size’ inches for a swap over at Fiber Art Traders (a yahoo group)… so I will make an extra ATC and an extra few ‘plus size’ inches… if you would like the chance to win one please leave a comment… then next Friday I will draw out the winners… there you are a little prize draw to help me celebrate a little…

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Design decisions…

May 24, 2007 at 6:10 pm (beading, journal, new project)

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post I’ve committed myself to a year long project, a bead journal, starting in June. So I’m having to make some design decisions…

After much consideration and deliberation… I think I’m going to opt for the book format, as I’m thinking of this project as a place I can try out ideas… maybe add a few personal happenings… the idea of a journal done with beads and hand stitches on some of my hand dyed/painted fabrics seems to me the perfect place to maybe share a few secrets in the bead/stitch work… therefore a book seems to be the perfect setting… I have started making a paper journal that I will keep during the next year… somewhere to jot down any design ideas and developments… maybe I can combine the two journals somehow…I’ll have to think about that a bit… I’m really looking forward to starting this project…

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Well I’ve just managed to past the afternoon….

May 19, 2007 at 3:57 pm (beading, journal)

you know how it goes, one link leads to another…..

having joined the bead journal project I thought I would also start a sketch book where I can work on the ideas I have for this project…. I’ve tried before to write daily but not managed to keep it up for any length of time….. but thought that I may try and combine the two here…

a site that I’ve just found, but not explored more than a fraction of, looks to be full of great ideas …. Soul Food Cafe …..enjoy

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Photos of the project I’m working on at the moment…

May 17, 2007 at 8:21 pm (beading, doodling, fabric dyeing, journal, stitch / hand, stitch / machine)

This is the last week of the doodling online class I’ve been participating in….. at  jogglers.

the idea was to take a piece of pattern fabric ( it could have a pattern created by you from a doodle), then paint another doodle on top….. bit difficult to explain hope the pictures say it all…

painted white

painted web

 

not yet finished painting and decorating the fabric yet, but the idea is to then add some stitching and maybe a few beads…. I might use a piece of the fabric as background for my bead journal…

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Bead Journal Project

May 17, 2007 at 8:04 pm (beading, journal)

I’ve just come across a project that sounds very exciting, a Bead Journal Project, starting in June 2007, producing one page a month for a year……..Robin has come up with the idea… I’ve just sent an email saying I’m interested in taking part… think I’m going to need an extra day a week to work on this!

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