Wednesday, 31 July 2013
This painting I started some weeks ago,and is of the grounds surrounding Old Basing House. I am using acrylics and aiming for a real chocolate box feel to it as the scene was so quintessentially English. Lots more to do, but I am very happy with it so far.
Sunday, 28 July 2013
The most exciting part so far for me has been seeing animals that I knitted come alive on the screen - a couple of woolly dogs doing what dogs do when they meet each other had me yelping with joy the other day.
Hopefully it won't be too long before everyone gets a chance to see them too!
Friday, 26 July 2013
If you fancy having something weird and wonderful painted on a silk tie, just get in touch. If I can paint a water-flea on silk, I can paint anything! (Please don't take that as a challenge...I can paint anything within reason!) Don't let your loved ones influence you - I had an enquiry from a gentleman recently for a jellyfish tie, but after I agreed and sent details, I got the sad little cancellation because 'my girlfriend doesn't like jellyfish'. If you want to wear a tie with a sea-creature on it, just do it and don't worry about what anyone else thinks!
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
This has been painted using Inktense pencils and colour blocks - wonderful to use on fabric, the colours remain bright and as long as you are careful, no blotches or runs.
There will be another tie similar for sale soon in my Etsy shop.
Also on the needles....knitted topiary!
I also liberated a fab treasure chest made of sturdy cardboard which had come with some promotional material, and one of the teachers who is leaving and clearing out all her stuff gave me three massive balls of brand new cream aran yarn. Result!
Monday, 22 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Having done that, I may need to book an appointment at the opticians...
p.s. shhh, I can barely believe it, but after me throwing a major wobbly a couple of weeks ago, we actually have some bricks being affixed to our porch...no more blue tarpaulin that has been gracing our frontage for 4 months! Could this be nearly the end?
Sunday, 14 July 2013
His next project is a matching door bell - I can't wait!
Oh yes, I was told to mention that he will definitely consider taking orders!!
Thursday, 11 July 2013
These knitted and crocheted mini beasts are for various projects. It was great fun spending the last two days making bugs - thank goodness for the wonderful book, 75 Birds, Butterflies & Beautiful Beasties to Knit & Crochet for the inspiration!
Saturday, 6 July 2013
However, after having all his bits sewn in place, a serious haircut - there was more fluff cut off than is now on his body - he suddenly turned into this cute little Tibetan Terrier.
All he is needing now is his coat to be finished and then he will be flying across the Atlantic to his new home.
If you would like your dog replicated in yarn, do get in touch - I promise I won't send you any electrocuted guinea pigs!
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Believe it or not, this is eventually going to be a small Tibetan terrier. It has been knitted with lovely soft eyelash yarn, but the eyelash part is very long. I have already trimmed it quite considerably but need to wait until the whole dog is complete before giving it a final haircut. Not as easy as first imagined!
Interestingly, I discovered the whole renovations project on our estate should actually have been finished at the end of March. As it is now July, I'm not impressed! No wonder we are all feeling incredibly tetchy.