Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Hi Everyone.
I hope you saw the cross stitch gallery page I put up.
I'm currently working on a quilt which has confused chameleons on it. They got into my stash and didn't know what colour to change to ... so they went psychadelic.
There are 6 Chameleons in all different patterend fabric (you can just see the prurple and the pink one in this photo). And they are scampering around on a pieced background of 4 large blocks of different stars.
Today I'm quilting the layers together. It's coming up really nicely. I hope it will be published in April next year. It's kind of frustrating that it takes 6 months for things to make it out onto the news stands. But having put together an art book years ago (which took the best part of 10 months to set up) I understand all the organisation and work that goes on behind the scenes in the publishing world.

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed this little preview. I made a vlog showing the stitching of the applique around the lizards. I need to compress it, but once my son has shown me how to do that, I'll post a link.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Cross Stitch Gallery Page

Just letting you know the Cross Stitch Gallery page is up. It currently only has works that I've had published. I'm a bit slack with my records and some of them I couldn't find the issue it was in (or I never got a contributor copy). So I just noted the year and Magazine. There are more of them, but I also discovered that some of my photos were on our old computer which crashed recently. Hubby has recovered the data from the computer but it may take a while to get them from him. I may just take new photos. it might be faster.

I'll get the beading and quilting ones up next. And then I'll put up the textils art gallery.

Welcome to my new follower ... enjoy

Thursday, 11 October 2012

I Love This One

It probably doesn't get much girlier than this??? Oh well, I absolutely love this bag I made with the Rainbow Butterfly. I can't wait to get it back from the magazine so I can use it. It would look lovely teamed with a flowy summer dress.
I'm working on some gallery pages. So if you are relitavely new to this blog, you will be able to go to the gallery to see what projects I've made, rather than trawling through old entries. I'll le tyou knwo when they are published so you can have a look.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Something a Bit Different

Hi everyone.
I've nearly finished the butterfly bag adn I'll post a photo when I'm done.
But in the mean time, please enjoy these photos of some textile art I am entering into the local art Festival.
 Wisps of Cloud at Sunset 40cm square, mounted on a canvas. I still have a few embellishments to put on this one.
 Peacock Wall Hanging 40cm by 50cm
 Firework Flowers Wall Hanging 40cm by 50cm
Cosmic 50cm by 40cm, mounted on a canvas. It has beads sewn in the curly bits that aren't really visible in this photo.

I spend so much of my time designing patterns that I wanted to create soem things where I don't have to write instructions. So Textile art is my hobby. I don't expect to sell much (if any) at the festival. But I really enjoy creating these pieces. The abstract pieces are particularly nice because I can let my imagination run wild with shapes and colours.

Anyway, I just thought you might like a look.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

A quick update with good news

I've finished the stitching of the rainbow butterfly and I think it looks lovely. I'll make it into a bag and then post a photo for you.

But the best news is that I got an email this morning saying World of Cross Stitch would like to publish one of my designs in their April edition next year. I have the contracts and everything, unlike last time when it fell through (with a different editor). So I'm very pleased to finally get a break through there. And I'm sure that is the kick I need to get more cross stitch designs under way (I've been fiddling with textile art for an art show in November over the last day or two).

Just wanted to share that lovely news with you