January 31, 2011

One World One Heart

This Giveaway is now closed!
Hi - Welcome to my Blog. My name is Britt Fairchild and I am a Lacemaker and Lace Teacher, Embroiderer and Textile Artist and I hand paint Lace Bobbins.
I love travelling and am lucky to be able to do this with my Lace career both within Australia and also overseas. I have made many friends over the years including lots through my blog. I am looking forward to meeting more of you out there in "Blogland".

One World One Heart is a great way to get to know other bloggers and to visit like minded people all over the world.
This is a worldwide event to bring bloggers together, you can read all about it at One World, One Heart here - Thank you to Lisa.

The purpose is to encourage people, bloggers and non-bloggers alike to visit other blogs and make connections. Anyone with the One World One Heart logo on their blog is taking part. If you'd like more information click on the One World One heart in this entry or on the sidebar.

To possibly win my giveaway, you must leave a comment ON THIS POST ONLY, by February 16th, and I will announce the winner on February 17th. You need to be a blogger yourself, in order to qualify and you must leave an email address if I can't link back to you through your blog so you can be contacted if you should win.

When you click on the One World One Heart logo you will be taken to the site that will explain everything, and show you a list of every participating blogger. Visit all the blogs! Leave comments! Make new friends! Win prizes! Check back on the site, as new blogs will be listed as their authors sign up.

As this is the 5th year of One World One Heart - I am offering FIVE prizes this year - Each prize will consist of a Handmade Textile Bookmark (Made out of dispersal dyed fabric- with shiva/Markel stick embellishment, a butterfly and 3 Couronne (Needle lace technique) dangly rings) and a small mixed bag of textured threads and fabric scraps. See the pics above - you can click on them to see more detail.

So on February 17th I will be drawing 5 names and yours could be one! Thanks for stopping by - I hope you come visit again soon and Good Luck!


January 30, 2011

Crazy Patch Belts

Here are pics of my Crazy Patch belts - the top one was made a few years ago now - multi-coloured with hand embroidery and of course hand made lace (mostly mine but a couple of pieces given to me by friends are included).... the bottom one is the one I made early last year in a Navy Blue, Cream and Rust theme to wear in Japan at the OIDFA Lace congress - all clothes in my suitcase were in that colourway! which meant it was all mix and match! hehe!
I have just started a slightly different shaped one - hopefully it will be finished by April for my New Zealand Teaching trip - a colour scheme this time of Red, White and Black and I will also be taking this colour scheme to UK in July and to Sydney/Tasmania in Sept/Oct :-) I will get plenty of use out of the new belt haha!

Scrappy Flower brooch

Hi All - Here is the pic of the "Scrappy Flower" brooch which I made a couple of months ago. (I am posting the pic as promised)
It's made using some left over material from when I made my Wedding Dress. (A good few years ago now!! LOL)
I am going to be participating in the One World One Heart again this year ... it starts tonight - in one of the US time zones - so because we are so many hours ahead here in Western Australia I won't be posting my info in until tomorrow evening our time .... all very confusing hehe! I am really looking forward to it - do come see what it's all about :-)

January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day everyone - I have been really busy the last few weeks - so unfortunately my blog has been a bit neglected there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day! LOL! - the sun keeps setting and I haven't done half of what I wanted!
Talking of setting suns as I haven't yet got around to loading pics from my camera to the computer here is a pic I took of the sunset over the Indian Ocean at a local beach a couple of years ago - there had been a bush fire earlier in the day and the smoke had blown out over the sea and this was the result. Off to sip glasses of bubbly with jellied Hibiscus flowers in them later this afternoon - dirty job but someone's gotta do it haha! (If you don't know what I am talking about just go to Google Images and type in "Champagne and Jellied Hibiscus flowers") mmm mmm they are yum!

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year and Scrappy Flowers!

Happy New year everyone! :-)
I am a bit behind with loading pics onto the computer so here are pics of my scrappy flower brooches which I made last year for my travels. I saw them on my friend Pat's blog (entry dated April 11 2010) and she got it from Ati, who got it from Anni, who saw the tutorial on Roben-Marie's blog here ... I loved it so much - I made 3 and in September I made a white one from scraps of my Wedding Dress material though with this one I put a fancy button in the centre - I thought I had a pic of it but can't seem to find it on this computer so I will take some tomorrow :-)
I have been busy in the studio the last couple of days - spangling my bobbins that I have been accumulating over the last 3 years - just over 180 of them!!! so it's a big job! but fun - I luv playing and sorting the beads LOL!