Sunday, 28 February 2010

A new world

The second big project this year is to create house buttons. They are literally very small 3d houses on buttons. Here is the forest that will go around the first house shown in its various stages. The final pieces, all approx. 3cm high, will be shown under miniature acrylic domes.

( house photo thanks to my Dad !)

and the final piece !

Friday, 26 February 2010

The Ghosts of Winter...a plan

The first major project of the year is a second 'flat' corset (see' In my garden I am Queene'). I will be adding to this post as I go..........
Inspiration list:
frost , death, rebirth , dandelion clocks, geranium leaves , the green man , faerie mounds and spider webs .
This will be a layered affair with beading , needlelace and 3d embroidery.The hare above is one of three animals which will be leaping through the leaves. It took fifteen hours to complete using a hand dyed silk floss and a big magnifying lense !!!!. The finished hare measures about 12cm long so the detail shots are at least double the actual size

These images are of the actual corset at several stages, the first being the pencil tracing for the beading.

..frosted geraniums

..the first embroidery

.... a pile of dandelions

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

No more tears

Finally, a set of eye buttons. They follow you 'round the room apparently.

Happy Imbolc

..a little late I know but spring is only just starting in my garden. These are some of the new range from 'The Flower Border' to be on sale in March. The Delphinium is a four button set just like the Hollyhocks and Nasturtiums in previous posts.

The new Hollyhock set is a 'double pink' . I love hollyhocks and the more unusual colours the better.


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