Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Bye Bye Blue Mermaid.................

She is SO snooty it has taken ages to find the right home for her!

This water-babe will be swimming and pouting her graceful way to a lovely new home tomorrow :)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Treasure Box-commission

Commissioned work-a textile art treasure box in pinks and purples,laden with beads,fibers,stitchery and jewels!
Outside measurements ( approx) 9.5cm sq, internal dimensions ( approx) 7cm sq.
Note to buyer!-Please click on the photos to see enlarged version! Flower can be removed as requested!

New Flag Mock-Up!

This is a mock up of the beautiful flags that were made up for me recently by my dear friend,amazingly talented artist/designer Vicki-Sue Brotherhood.The design is from one of my original paintings and Vicki has adjusted the size and added my store name-I am so thrilled !
REAL photos to follow as soon as I get the genuine flags set up-can't wait,it's going to look fabulous and is guaranteed to catch everyone's eye as they pass by!Vicki is currently working on her MA and is truly a designer to look out for-she never ceases to WOW me!! Visit Vicki's blog HERE to discover more about her and her work.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

MY ART-Featured Today on EBSQ!

I am featured on EBSQ art of the day today!!!! This is an emerald green silk treasure box ( now sold). CLICK HERE to visit my art gallery on ebsq!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Fiber Art Treasure Boxes

I had a new display cabinet for my studio this week and I'm using it to showcase my treasure boxes,so took a few photos to show them off. I'm so please with the display,it really shows these beauties off to perfection!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Funky Fabric Flower Rings NEW!!

Treat yourself to a splash of summer colour!!
I am quite delighted to be offering for sale these totally funky fiber art handmade flower rings.
If, (-like me) you have a penchant for statement jewellery then these will be an absolute treat for you! Available in a host of stunning colours ( do contact me if you cannot see the shades you are looking for, I am happy to oblige!)
These lightweight flowers are attached to an adjustable silver-coloured ring,so suitable for most adult sizes,easily adjusted to fit you perfectly.I have had so many compliments already wearing one of these,and my daughter (18) has also been eagerly snapping them up, for herself and friends,so they really do appeal to all types and ages!
And the BEST bit??? (other than the amazingly individual style and colours that is!)-IT WON'T SNAG YOUR CLOTHING! I ruin hundreds of tights and cardis each year weariing chunky jewellery-but not wearing one of these!
Truly a one-off this is a lovely gift for someone special or maybe a well-deserved treat for yourself!
CLICK HERE to see this and other listings in my etsy store now!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Fabric Collage Album-new design!

This album was created using fabrics and papers with stitchery and vintage image embellishments. The style is very much grunge/shabby chic,with layers of yummy fabrics,many of them uniquely hand dyed by me, and papers,raw and torn edges and uncut threads-do not assume from this design style that it is loosely stitched however, it is firmly finished,and whilst designed to fray,the edges have been finished to prevent too much unravelling-it is very much designed to be handled!
The front cover has a beautiful butterfly,hand-transferred onto calico fabric and poetry quote,also delicately hand transferred onto fabric,all collaged together with lace and button embellishments.There are ten pages inside, (not including the front cover and back cover) all embellished with lace,fabric,vintage photos and embroidery,filled with loads of scrummy handmade tags,made using papers,beads,fibres and all manner of stitch and fabrics,tucked into pockets,the sweetest miniature embroidered fabric booklet ( see photos-embroidered 'Play,Live,Love ) , -and still plenty of space ready for you to add all your precious mementos,letters and photos to create a personal album!
Album is one of my larger designs,and measures ROUGHLY 8" square and approx 1-2" thick.
I'm not sure that my photos do it justice!It is hard to convey the textural appeal of these lovely fabric collages-this has to be one of my personal favourites so far!

Currently for sale HERE!