Tuesday, April 24, 2018

in Provence

I painted the chateau in Provence then stitched it by machine, free motion style
after surrounding with textiles that fit my idea, I added collage fabrics and embroidery
Shapes were cut from prints and added and the whole thing mounted as a picture
It is now sold

Le Chateau Toulouse

I must say I am constantly working on this kind of art and truly love exploring lots of ideas
Currently have, about 4 in my attic studio ready to be completed

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Attic pouch

bunch of vintage tags
I made the lace collage bag for a customer
then filled it with my vintage tags
some I embroidered others were just old lace pieces
the pouch is great to use as a coin purse
Maybe to give to a bride with funds inside
I have lots more in my shop

Friday, April 6, 2018

for Easter

we went up to a high Pine forest for the children to hunt for eggs

I found these live ones........oh my so sweet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

after the flood

My daughter and family were evacuated for 6 mths after the Houston flood
Back now trying to rebuild, so I painted her a picture for her new kitchen wall
She has changed her style from Country to Farmhouse
I like the way she framed it

the old barn in Foxglove farm

Friday, March 23, 2018

French and fab.

made a sachet with of course French lavender
It is for a bedside table or guest room I think.
 I used antique  linen from France and
a tatted doily for the decoration
tied in a pretty ribbon with rosebuds

Monday, March 12, 2018

stormy sea

a picture I made with paint and with fabric
For the wall
8 x 10"
Has vintage sailors' charm of a starfish, I was lucky to find.

the storm on the coast

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

I loved the book so made a 16 inch doll to remember Tess
She is in my parlor doll style with layers of country colors, a net shawl and chintz and old lace dress

a country English doll
She sits waiting for a far off home

Saturday, February 24, 2018

a shabby folder for cards and photos

This has sold but still pretty to see here

Made from layers of textiles and lace all very old
I am slowly using them up, most are from France and NZ
I added some attic things to the inside pocket which is also adorned and stitched