February 27, 2010

More Knot Garden Wall hanging

Hi All
I am still enjoying working in the studio with the air con zooming away - Thursday's temp here was a high of 42°c and yesterday 40°c - today a cooller 36°c!!!
Here are the next 2 pics of my Knot Garden Wall hanging - now with the little silk flowers in place - they were made by ironing salt dyed silk (a couple of blouses which I got at an "Op shop" (charity shop)) onto a piece of Vliesofix - then by peeling of the paper backing of the Vliesofix and ironing more silk onto the back so basically silk sandwiched with a "glue" middle! - then I cut them all out!
They are cut from 1cm squares so that gives you an idea of their size .... then sewn into place with a bead in the centre. A pic of the complete hanging - to follow in the next post :-) ...

February 24, 2010

Dorset Buttons

Here is a pic of some Dorset Buttons I made about 11 years ago - I lived in Dorset from the age of 2 (born in Wiltshire - next County over!) until I emigrated age 24 :-)
The Dorset Button industry began in the 1600's in the town of Shaftesbury - that is where I went to High School! and my Mum still lives 7 kms away...

February 22, 2010

Knot Garden Wall Hanging

Here are the first three pics of the Knot Garden Wall Hanging as promised before the One World One Heart thing.... more to follow....

February 18, 2010

Making of the Neck Purses

Here a few pics of the two Neck purses during the making - I am busy at the moment preparing for the May interstate workshops (Lace making) - no peace for the wicked hehe! LOL :-)
I hope that the weather is being kind to you wherever you are in the world - another summer day here - top of 35°c - around 30 for next 3 days then high 30's for the beginning of next week - I am enjoying working in the studio with the Olympic coverage on - all that snow and ice hehe!

February 15, 2010


I have thoroughly enjoyed the One World One Heart Magic Carpet ride - and I am thrilled to have had over 400 comments this year - almost three times as many as last year- and such wonderful things written too! A huge thank you to all of you.

So here are the two lucky winners.......


I have emailed you Lynn and I have left a comment on your page Ladybug - as I couldn't find an email link....
Please send me your postal addresses as soon as possible so that I can get these little purses off to you wherever you are in the world...
I am also thrilled as I have won a prize this year - a faerie from Kaerie Faerie - yay!
I hope to snoofy at my leisure around all the blogs and hope that many of you will return here to see what I get up to this year...

February 14, 2010

My Giveaway is NOW CLOSED

My One World, One Heart giveaway has now closed!
Thank you every one who came and visited my blog and left a comment - my son and daughter will be doing the draw shortly - one name each :-) - and I will post the winners on here tomorrow ..... thanks again all and do come back to visit...