Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Red Centre

Ilse from Belgium sent an email to ask if I could participate in their wall of ATC's which has the theme "Travel around the World". I'm sending 4 cards, which make up a complete picture and named them after our Australian desert - "The Red Centre". The exposition is at the beginning of September. I hope they have a lot of success, and receive many cards from all over the world!! Good luck Ilse!!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kim's Fabric Page

My finger can't stop me!! Actually thankyou for all of your lovely comments - but I have a much better finger today. As long as I kept it out of the way (a bit difficult at times) I managed to get back into my messy workspace and make Kim's fabric page. This month I had Kim's page to do for the FAF page swap. Kim's theme is Celestial Bodies, and this is how I interpreted the galaxies. I have made the large spiral from a foil cover which was on a Milo tin. My kids go through Milo like it's going out of fashion, so I have plenty of these!! The background is hand painted and stamped with some FME. I'm running late this month with the page, but managed to sneak it in with a week to spare.... Phew!!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Poor Finger/Work in Progress

Not much happening at the moment, as yesterday whilst trying to clean up the yard - I cut my finger on a broken light bulb. Ouch!! It was messy and deep, so drove myself to the Docs, and here I am 5 stitches later. So, I'll have to make do with reading my multitude of books for a couple of days - no creating........ Thought I'd post a couple of pics of my "already messy" art/craft room, and of a WIP. She's looking a little lost at the moment, but once I give her some hair, and and lots more embellishments - she'll cheer up immensely.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Note Book Covers

I've moved back into my old art/craft room, and my muse has returned to me!! I really didn't like the part of the house I moved in to - there was just no inspiration coming from in there at all. But now "I'm back"! I've been dyeing, painting, stitching, and zapping and have come up with these 2 notebook covers. Now tell me how many note book covers/padfolio covers (thanks SueB) can a girl have? Well I reckon you can never have enough - I just love having them displayed on tables and benchtops all over the house.......

Got the new Harry Potter book today, but my son Jack has it in his room. While he's asleep, I might have to go in and steal it from him so I can start reading it!!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

It's been a long time!!!

I haven't posted for a quite a while and I do have many, many excuses - would you like to hear them all. They're all pretty lame - BUT, I've had the kids on school holidays, my girlfriend and her 2 daughters from Hawaii visiting for a few days, work, etc., etc., etc........... While I've been slack with posting and creating - my cyberspace friends from all over the world haven't, and here are the wonderful goodies I have received.
A stunning, knitted piece of art from my FlickR friend Susan. This piece is all knitted and beaded and the photo definitely does not do it justice - it really is beautiful. Susan made it in my colours and it arrived framed and ready to hang. Thanks Susan!!!!

This absolutely gorgeous hand quilted quilt (above), made in the most divine fabrics is from a wonderful FlickR friend Isabelle fromSwitzerland. Isabelle makes beautiful quilts and takes the most fantastic photographs. Take a look at Isabelle's FlickR site, you won't be disappointed!!! Thankyou so much Isabelle!!!!

Thankyou Lynda for this gorgeous postcard!! Wonderful colours and textures on this postcard. The photo really doesn't do it justice at all. Take a look at all the postcards Lynda made and then shared them with so many people.....

An ATC from Elke. Thankyou so much Elke. The hand-dyed fabric is really beautiful, and love the hand stitching and beading.

AND, Emmy is at her old tricks again!!! I asked Emmy how she made such a beautiful texture on her work, and she then sent me an ATC made the same way, plus a little sample. Emmy is so generous - thanks so much.......