Sunday, January 08, 2017

Where has the time gone?

So where has 2016 gone?
I have only done a little creative work ! One of the reasons was that my baby girl got married in August and I have been unwell again.

The creative work I have done is....

The Boro jacket

I made in 2015 (see here) has been cut up into a steam punk jacket and I have been stitching on it daily! It has not far to go now . Almost all the hand stitching is done - just have the remaining border/seam cord to add.

Close up of some of the hand stitching..

Completed jacket (just needs finishing off)..

I am considering moving my blog over to Wordpress as it has mobile access - rather than this blogger site which needs my laptop.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Holes in bowls

Question from Judy..
I am intrigued by your wonderful bowls, Anna! I make bowls using the sewing machine, but have not tried any with gaps or holes. Do you have any references you could share on how to create these, or are they your original designs?
to answer your question - the bowls with holes are my original designs - self taught and sadly as at present I am selling these would rather not share how the holes are made.  Just note there is no fabric in the bowls only thread!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bowls and cuffs

Been busy making more bowls - lots with holes in :-

Then I moved on to making bracelets, cuffs :-)

I was looking for one of those Crohns awareness bands (the rubber ones) and could not find one I made my own!! - it is purple

Sunday, December 06, 2015

A brilliant weekend of bowl making and friends

I have just spent a lovely weekend with my friends from MEG - I was making bowls again- made loads (see photos) and SOLD 21 !!  Whoop Whoop !! PS Post is photo heavy ;-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holes and spikes

Difficult to take pictures - this 'bowl' vessel is still small - diameter 2.5 inches, height 3 inches.  Red, green and gold thread.  Holes and spikes:

To answer recent comments...

Hi -  Threads of inspiration - no there is no wire in the spikes - it is just the cord stitched - and the cord is still all in one piece not cut and joined in!

They are still very small 2 - 5 inches and may grow as I enjoy this more

Hi - Karin - thanks for the push !  In my head there are holes and spikes on 'normal' bowls to start with but more demented shapes may follow!!

Thanks for your support ! x

Monday, November 23, 2015

New direction?

Thanks to my friend Karin for the 'Make it your own' push - how's this for a start  This one measures 2.5 inches in diameter and is only 2 inches in height.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

bowls - again

Forgot to show you the other recent bowls:

Bowls - with holes and my Boro jacket progress

OK so its a little obsessional but today I have tried my first small bowls with holes :-)

The one above only measures 2 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches  in height.

I have cut out and joined my Boro jacket - now the long process of hand stitching begins.