Monday, 22 September 2008

Thank you

Well a big thank you to the wonderous Fancy Picnic who has been kind enough to give me this award...thank you Fancy!'s taken me this long to work out what I had to, so apologies, but here are my top picks...and queue Alan Fluffman Freeman music...

Hensteeth: lovely lady n truly beautiful embroideries...just don't chuck any buttons away!

KaylaCoo: exquisit embroidery to die for and beautiful art works too

Gina at FanMyFlame more beautifulness and hats for Smoothies... also has the secret of wringing the last second out of a day!

ArtPropelled inspiration to the max!

EthelandEdnas Tearoom entertaining read, fabulous work, and a cookery too! ;)

Sharon B the encyclopedia of stitchery!

Wardi fab read, gorgeous stitchery and urinating squirrels...what more could ya want?! ;)

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Fishing for Compliments...

...yes, I can hear the groaning, but it had to be done I'm afraid! ;)

This is my latest, a goldfish in vibrant zingy shades of oranges, reds and yellows with contrasting tones of purple and blues

I've hand embroidered the painting so it's choc full of bubbly bubbles interpersed with french knots and two wee koi carp to keep fishy company. I've also added a hook and line to catch all the lovely compliments!

Further embellished for extra glittery kitchyness with tiny glass beads,sparkly sequins and crystal chips... (see, I resisted the urge to go with fish n chips there!)

Thought you might like to see a bit of hot before and after action...

so before...

After...gone all embroidery on it's ass!

Bit o detailing...


Currently for sale at my Folksy shop

Monday, 15 September 2008

Uh-huh it was the Manfreds

Hello pop pickers!

Many moons ago of a Sunday, my folks would switch telly off n the 3 of us would sit around playing cards or board games n listen to tunes on the *stereogram, a big stack of 45's would be dragged out n we'd all sing along (can i point out at this point it wasn't as Waltons like as it's starting to sound)...anyroad, one of the tunes that stuck in my head was Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann...have to say at the time I had no idea it wasn't actually about a flamingo but point there anything nicer than a flamingo?

Yep, two flamingoes! Painted in the watercolours on canvas with a bit of Manfred lyricry and glittery beads chucked in...I've also embroidered a couple of wee shrimp in case they get...peckish...WHEY HEY!!

For sale by the way! :)

*Stereogram...for those of you born in the age of cd/mp3...thumping great lump of furniture, closely resembling a gigantic chest of draws that also played records...genius!