Friday, 28 March 2014
This was a fun painting to do - subject matter that I really like plus the surprise to find that I could achieve such depth of colour with watercolour pencils.
Currently on the needles - ducks!
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
So, despite the trials and tribulations, it's turned out pretty well. It needs a bit more embellishment on the control panel but by late evening I'd had enough!
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
I couldn't resist this little pattern from this month's Molly Makes magazine. It wa a smidge more complicated than I first thought, but still a fairly simple make.
Monday, 24 March 2014
On the needles now....a washing machine. Is it OK that I am kind of excited to make a small washing machine? I have plans for the door and interior to make it look as realistic as I can - I'm hoping they will work!
Thursday, 20 March 2014
But at least it is all down on paper and out of my head, so I am free to get on with some serious work!
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
My next task is a stained glass window....in wool....no, I'm not sure how I'm going to do that either but it will be entertaining to find out! Knitting dull? Never!
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
The company who made this for me are Stern Design Works - I can thoroughly recommend them!
Monday, 10 March 2014
Friday, 7 March 2014
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
The past couple of weeks it appears sheep have entered the mix. Needless to say, I have been working with their wool for most of my life in some shape or form. But recently sheep themselves have come to the forefront. Perhaps it was when the local farmer decided to go into sheep farming rather than arable and my daily dog walks have turned into sheep avoidance exercises - the idea of my saluki let loose in a field of stampeding sheep doesn't bear thinking about! (You must have seen this clip - this is what I have looked like during dog walks more often than I care to mention.)
I've recently sewn a lamb toy, knitted numerous sheep related items for the animation, bought a sweater with a sheep on the front, eaten lamb stew (does that count??) and now I have an idea for a painting that just won't go away. So hopefully today I can start to get it down on paper and out of my head. Does this happen to anyone else, a subject that emerges from the sub-conscious and won't go away until it has been exhausted? Just me then......ok, I'll go quietly......