Friday, 18 February 2011

folksy friday

inspired by the amazing david nash programme on bbc4 last night i thought i would choose wood as todays theme. here is a link if you didn't get to see it

this is what my husband made for me for our tenth wedding anniversary back in september. probably my favourite gift ever.

it sits on my desk by my sewing machine so that i can pick it every now and then and hold it.
so beautiful and tactile.

and here is some of the incredible stuff i found on folksy.

this is so beautiful ..... i could store my buttons in it.
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another wooden heart
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how cute is this little boat
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because we always have plenty of hugs in our house
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this bowl is beautiful
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i wish i had space for this
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this is pretty funky and a great way of recycling
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these are such a simple shape and so beautiful
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i wood (sorry) go on but as much as i love the world on virtual window shopping the sewing machine is calling.
i hope you enjoy my selection.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Friday Folksy

in an attempt to update my poor neglected blog more often i thought i would start a friday folksy so here goes with my first one, i hope you like it.
the theme is printmaking as this is my obsession du jour.

love love love this...will treat myself soon.
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would look lovely on my sofa
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so lovely

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not quite printmaking but i love this shop and have been coveting it for a while....too many gorgeous things i can't make up my mind

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so much beautiful affordable art.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Finished quilt commision

finally are months of work my latest quilt commission was finished in time for christmas which was just as well as it was the clients christmas present to herself. We had arranged to post it using royal mails special next day delivery on a day when she would be in to sign for it. unfortunately we had all that snow and the post office weren't guaranteeing any deliveries. i did have slight palpitations for a while that it wouldn't arrive in time or worse still that it would get lost!! it was insured but there is no way of replacing all the childrens clothes that it is made from.
i am happy to say that it did arrive the next day, i don't care what others say but i think we have an amazing postal system in this country. all my parcels arrived with the customers in time for christmas although some took a while to get there.

anyway this is the front of the finished quilt made entirely from my clients three childrens clothes, even the binding was her daughters dresses-she had a few from the same range. below is the reverse of the quilt which is made from embroideries of the childrens drawings as well as handprints and name and birth details.

this quilt truly is a memory quilt and was a joy to make. i hope they will be snuggling beneath it for years to come.

Here is a quote from the client

'I absolutely love it. So thrilled. Thank you. I shall treasure this forever. xxx'