Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monster Fun

I can finally share a couple of pieces from this week.

I belong to an online community called Cut,Out and Keep.Part of the group swap crafty items.I find it a great way to stretch myself and acquire pieces for collaborative  work. Then I pass it on.I have a collection of  fabric,wired and paper flowers and other objects which I will be continuing to include in projects for a long time.

Kiddo was one of my first swap partners this week our crafty paths crossed again and I made these two creatures as part of a Halloween swap.

The legs to Al have been in my stash for a while so -thanks to Hunting Wabbits they finally found their home.

Al oween is an off worlder who visits for the annual pumpkin thing on the blue planet and brought last years picture book from her visit.

Greenback is just a pure celebration of that fact that our green card paperwork has been signed and we are one step closer to become permanent residents in the US

The Waiting game

So I have things in the mail that it would be unkind to post until they get to their destination.

As part of my course last year we were encourage to consider branding ourselves and still know I have a way to go in this regard.The business card is one aspect of this development.So I’ve been playing with finding an image  to back my info and I think this will be it.

It’s a section of the back of my Ent dress.

Just so

Just like life these birds are full of small imperfections.I love playing with the surfaces,stitching and creating them.They are still based on Kerri Perkin’ s  Stitch Alchemy birds but are longer bound to being paper-cloth only.


It’s finally raining in Seattle ! 82 days with no measurable precipitation in England we would have called it a drought and worried about hose pipe bans.In the Pacific North West we celebrate high alpine meadows that sometimes never see the  sun from year to year.

So I ‘ve just hosted my first altered book board class and it fun.My homework is below and I’m looking forward to sharing more techniques in future class at Bellevue Art and Frame.

The background is a paper-cloth piece from a workshop the text reads “Freedom”.The book is a work in process and as yet untitled but has a fall theme.