Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World - One Heart 2011

One World One Heart

was created by Lisa Swifka in 2007 as an event hosted to connect bloggers with one another around the world.  Each blogger who participates hosts a giveaway as a little gift for popping by.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I really welcome all visitors especially those visiting for the first time.  I am a fabric/fibre artist as well as a crazy patchworker who
loves to work with rich and exotic fabrics.

I live in the land downunder and you can read my whole profile by
clicking "About Me"
on my sidebar.

If you would like to be included in the draw to win a gift 
 including a fabric collaged card
made by me,
a vintage tapestry purse with leather and
swede pocket as well as a number of vintage doilies
just leave me a comment below.
Being a Follower or not
your comments are truely appreciated -
the only condition being
that you have an active blog of your own.

I will draw a winning name for the prize
on 18th Feb.'11
This event is really about getting to know bloggers out there who would love to meet us
and vice versa 
to share their creations
and make new friends and connections.
So lets all support Lisa in her wonderful generosity
in making this last One World One Heart event
a huge success!!
Love and thanks for sharing in this with me.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Whimsical Musings Magazine

Just leaving the link to the new Magazine by Cindy Adkins called Whimsical Musings Magazine where I will be featured during the week of Monday, 24th January. Check it all out at her blog!

Whimsical Musings Magazine

Whimsical Musings Magazine
is a brand new on-line
magazine produced by Cindy Adkins.
This magazine will feature a few new artists every Monday
this Monday I am happy to announce
that I will be featured here.
So pop over  by clicking on the
badge and check out all the beautiful creations.
Thank you Cindy for the invitation!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Completed Journal

My Pre-Raphaelite Women Journal
is now complete.
Actually it really looks a bit more like a picture book
with pages of layering and collaging.
I'm afraid there is no room left for journalling here!
Here are the front and back pages 
I have used several tapestry fabrics here
plus laces, printed silks, and cottons.
The tassels are made from sari silk, scrim, lace and thread.

I have posted the first two inside pages here and have decided to
make a slide show of the whole journal for you to see in its completed form.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Some Final Pages of Journal

Just been quietly working along with these
inside pages for
 Front and Back Covers
This one is the inside page for the front cover
this page belongs to the back cover.
So my next post will show the completed
front and back pages
I should be able to show you the whole journal assembled.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Journal is Growing

I do have another page for you to view
it will be the last main page before
I put together
the front, back and inside cover pages

which are on the way.

I have used 
 here some of my vintage fabric from Rajasthan, some heavy weight upholstery fabric, burnt orange printed silk, black lace, beaded fringing, Indian braids, a vintage serviette which I rust dyed and embellished with some guipure lace. 
It has quite an earthy feel to this one I think.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sold Collage Card

Yesterday I sold this card in my Etsy Shop
so I thought I might add 2 or 3 more similar
crazy patchwork collage cards
which could be used either as
gift cards
they could be framed also
so they may appear in my shop very soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Summer Garden Colour

Parts of Australia at present are under water
particularly in Queensland
which is very sad for many families and farmers there
but where I live near the South coast in
New South Wales

we are more lucky and are having very cool even drizzly
Summer weather which takes the load off watering
when you have quite a large garden.
here we are feeling quite blessed at present and are having a
bounty of beautiful vegetables and flowers to pick.

These guys visit just about all year here
and this is the
male King Parrot - How gorgeous is his colour.

This is a view from our kitchen window
looking out on to an outdoor area where we spend half of our living
Not sure how this photo got in here but this is a shot of some of
our girls who keep us in eggs throughout the year. 
A very happy and contented life for chooks!!!

 There are a few different areas to sit in the garden
providing Summer shade and spots to view
heaps of bird life.

And all of the beautiful shades of
Summer colour!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back Working on the New Journal

Just lately I have been really busy with visitors from interstate
holidaying here with us.
At one stage we had  9 people filling our home including friends and family.
It has been a most lovely time sharing stories, meals, shopping, marketing, some gardening, etc.etc.
so now that they have all departed I have had a chance to finish
my next page of
my Pre-Raphaelite women Journal
and have posted it here 
Before doing so I would really like to thank everyone who has left such
kind comments on my blog over the past week or so
when I haven't been able to respond to them
I hope to reciprocate very soon!!!
You are all so wonderfully thoughtful!!!

I would also like to say a very big THANK YOU to Lilla
for the beautiful Lace Dove
which I won in her Christmas Giveaway.
Lilla makes the most beautiful creations often with a French theme
using vintage laces and fabrics
and Lilla is so generous in sharing her techniques
with everyone.
(unfortunately Blogger would not co-operate with an image!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year's Message

As I was driving home along a country dirt road
just before Christmas
I came across a car accident which had just happened.
On the side of the road and
standing in a paddock next to a car on its roof
was a very distressed but unharmed young man.
He was a victim trying to avoid a crash.
As I lived quite close to the scene
I took this young man home
so that we could help him to make arrangements about the car etc.
as anyone would.
as Christmas Day approached so too did this young man, Dale

came knocking at our door with his father bearing a gift of gratitude. 
Thus came this wonderful act of kindness out of the blue
without any sense of expectation.

Aren't we surrounded by wonderful human beings
who can give and take
and establish a system of real humanity
actually based on kindness!

May Your New Year too
be filled
many acts of kindness
May happiness, inspiration and creativity
be yours!
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