Thursday, 29 November 2012

quilling photos fiber talk: rooster

fiber talk: rooster: As promised there are a few pictures for your appraisal. If you have any questions please feel free to ask the...


As promised there are a few pictures for your appraisal. If you have any questions please feel free to ask them or comment . That would be much appreciated.

In the above picture you can see that I have added a few peacock plumage feathers and I think, adding a couple of well chosen and placed feathers, it would enhance the overall effect.

Above there are a few more photos of my work, including some ideas for Chrismas cards!! Well it's not far away now, so we have to be thinking about it!!I know! I know!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

See-Saw weather

It seems that, nature, having seen fit to half-drown us all here, is now putting us all into deep freeze for a few days!! At least it's dry but can you imagine what those poor souls who were flooded- out are feeling now! And in the very cold conditions, having to try and drag out-side, soaking wet and smelly carpets and furniture. My heart really goes out to them, it's just to be hoped that the insurance assessors don't take an age to sort out their claims, so that they can at least start to get organised. Some may be able to get back into their own properties but some will have to find temporary accomodation until their home is back to normal!! And just before christmas as well. Spare a thought.

I want to talk about a couple of ideas I'm having at the moment, with regards to a mixed media project that I'm thinking about.
I suppose , essentially it will be quilling based but I intend to be using Needle Felting and Applique work as well.
I have done a quilled Rooster, with flowing tail feathers and all but I want to make it more show-ey!! The quilling alone seems a little subdued, even though I've used bright colours   !!
I don't have a picture ready to show you tonight but will get one up tomorrow, so make sure you come back and see.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Crazy weather!! and staying dry with quilling.

So there we were, thinking the worst of the weather was probably over, Boy! Oh! Boy! Were we wrong.
Locally, it's as bad as I have ever seen it here. Nationally, well, we seem to have got off pretty lightly, if that's what you call it!!
There have been some horendous floods in different parts of the British Isles and as of six o'clock local time, there have been three fatalities, attributed directly to the flooding.

Above you can get an idea of the extent of rain we had here. The view of the field in the top picture is the most revealing and shows graphically what I was saying, I have lived in this house for 20 plus years and in the area for 32 and have never seen water on the surface like this. You must understand also that we live on the top and slope of  1500 foot hill!!

It continues in the same viegn tonight and will continue apparently for the next 24 hours.


One of the things I have been getting back into in a big way, over the past few months is Quilling It's a craft which takes up very little room and you can get started with a few basic bits.

Paper strips can be bought in a mirriad of colours.......but you can also make them yourself with a hand or electrically operated paper shredder. I prefer to make my own but that's probably 'cos I'm a bit tight with the cash!!!
The paper strips can be wrapped round a cocktail stick, kebab stick or anything else that you feel comfortable with.
I make my own slotted tools, which I find suit my style of quilling, that doesn't mean I don't use the affore-mentioned methods at times.And quilling takes on many forms and styles and in the coming days and weeks, I'll try and introduce you tto a good few of them.

The above picture is made by wrapping newspaper round a kebab stick then rolling it round  on itself into rings/ circles , arranging them into pleasing shapes. I also used acrylic paint, nail varnish and glitter-glue to give this piece a servicable finish that can be wiped clean!!
I'm going to publish this bit of blog now as it's getting a bit late but please rate and join the site.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Hi all you wonderful, loyal people of blogger-land, who have been visiting my site over the last few months, even though I haven't added any new content for ages!!
Thanks so much for your continued interest and I would like to assure all of you , who are interested , that I shall be adding content on a much more frequent basis in future.
I have to admit that it's been through laziness that I have been absent, rather than having a very pressing engagement, which has kept me away. You probably know how it is yourself, you've been busy and you think , Oh! I'll just give that (whatever it may be)... a miss for a couple of days, which runs into a couple weeks and before you know where you are, it's next year!!!
I have been very busy!! And I promise I will share with you what I have been up to, in the coming days and weeks... I have new things to show you and new ideas to share, here's a little taster.....

then a bit of this....

and maybe you recognize this type of thing....

 Yes?? well trust me, there's a lot more where that came from!!
So thanks again for keeping the faith and please do stop by very soon as I have lots of crafty treats in store for you.
Take care and god bless.