A Daily Blog on Textile and Garden Adventures

1. Apr, 2020

This one I really went to town on with filters and colours. the photo in the top left is of a dried root hanging down a wall and is one I took when i was in Bali last July. This is a real transformation fabric but once again there is a lot of dark because I didn't take into account that the fabric would be darker than the onscreen image

31. Mar, 2020

I didn't add filters to this piece just played around with the repetition. You can see the original photo in the little inset top left. Not quite sure how I would use this in the sort of textile work I do unless I decided to cut it up for collage but the bright pohutukawa flowers would make a nice bag front or similar

30. Mar, 2020

I had forgotten I had put in some fabric designs to Spoonflower on therre last free postage promotion and yesterday they arrived. I did forget that the fabric prints quite a bit darker than what shows on the computer screen but this piece is very lovely. It has been manipulated in picmonkey from the photo of crotchet at the top left. It is so much fun to do this and the creations can be very exciting. I have another couple of bits I will showcase over the next two days

29. Mar, 2020

With the lock down I took this photo to send to Jim re the face mask. The head is a bit small. He is very happy with it so now I will put it in the mailbox for him to collect on his way past. This is day 4 in isolation but still plenty of things to do. We are so grateful and lucky that we both have plenty of craft/art supplies and a big garden to keep us occupied. I did get to tidy the linen cupboard yesterday so now I can see where things are at and it looks much better when I open the door. it isnt a very large cupboard so having things organised inside it is quite important.

28. Mar, 2020

My son 'n law is an avid Chief's supporter and he has to go into town to collect his meds from the pharmacy so he asked if I could also make him a mask BUT could it be in the Chief's colours Rd Black and yellow. Now I have a pretty extensive stash of fabrics but these are not colours I usually work in but I did want to encourage him to use the mask so here I am pattern cut out and painting the fabric in his team colours so he will get a Chief's mask custom made