No-one could call Trixie a slouch - she sent me this photograph a mere 3 days after I posted my fingerless mittens on this blog! What a great job she's done with a bargain yarn from Dunelm. Sounds like a girl after my own heart!
When I open my email each morning I never know who I'll be hearing from and from what part of the world. Yesterday, Anita wrote to me from the Netherlands with pictures of the 2 purses she has made after watching Laura's humbug purse video for DMTV.
This one is made by recycling a quilted patchwork block.
And this one is from hand dyed, quilted fabric. Lovely work Anita!
And the same day I heard from Jennifer in Denmark with pictures of her gorgeous little appliqués inspired by the Art Diary Challenge and her sketchbook pages.
Jennifer made these for a Christmas market - I hope the snow didn't keep people away and they sold really well. Beautiful work Jennifer!
My artistic efforts of late have been quite therapeutic! Laura has designed a new 'We Print, You Paint' fabric and I volunteered to make a sample using my favourite Jacquard Lumiere paints in combination with some gorgeous Liquitex Acrylic Inks.
Here I'm only just making a start - I'll show you the completed piece next time. Laura has been working with the same design using fabric marker pens to achieve a completely different effect. We always like to try out various products so we can recommend techniques with confidence. We both worked on the panels as Storm Clodagh raged outside on Sunday afternoon. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours although the noise of the wind was quite scary again. Fortunately it was short lived!
Maybe you'll be tempted to get some art therapy too when Laura releases the new fabric design for sale?
Talk to you soon - bye for now,