Thursday, September 19, 2013

Made by Hand: Kimono Top

It's Thursday, so that means it's Made by Hand day over at Christina's
Pop over to see more handmade goodness :)

Made by hand here this week is a summer top made from a vintage panel of Japanese 
fabric (found at this very special Etsy store). 

It was a very narrow panel, so I cut it in half and joined the sides to make the front panel of 
the top. 

I used some navy cotton and linen jersey from my stash for the back, bodice and trimmings :)

Hope you've had fun making too :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Made by Hand: Paper Stitchery

So, this is the piece I've been working on. Layers of block printing, drawing, painting 
and stitchery on canvas paper. I'm at the stage where I'm not sure if it's finished or not...
and scared that the next thing I add may be too much and I spoil the whole thing ;)

Visit Christina's Made by Hand meme to see more handy-dandy projects :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Playing with Stitchery

It's been another busy week and I missed playing along with the Made by Hand meme.
Here's a little taster of what I have in the making...

Sad times here in Australia with a political return to conservatism. As a good friend of mine 
so eloquently put it on fb: "It's going to be a tough next 3 years, at least for those of us 
fortunate enough to work in the arts, conservation, not for profit, aged care, education, 
community and government and small business/self employed, refugee & asylum support, 
legal aid and compassionate care sectors people! All we can do is continue to pull together 
and work smarter and in a unified and respectful manner!"

Hope you're having a lovely weekend in other parts of the world :)