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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Folksy shop update.........

It's been a while....................and finally I have made my way to the laptop once again to make a post! I think for a while I lost my creative 'mojo' :(...................... I know we all have quiet spells sometimes when we need to take stock a little and reinvest in the ol' creative juices. I was just having a moment don't you know! ;0

Anyhow I have been madly snapping away, in fact it's fair to say I'm possibly nearly all snapped out for now! as I have been taking photos of my work to put in my shops. Finally! So the mosaics below show some of the textile treasures now in my folksy shop, pop along and take a look....

bloom brooches ready to adorn lapels



purses in a range of pink hues, perfect for the girly girl in you!



and one of my fave colours - turquoise blue, yum!



Well enough of that self gratuitous promotional malarkey, never been my strong point it has to be said, hmmmmm perhaps that's not a good thing.... ;0 !

Anyways on to other things, I had been asked by a friend of mine, the v lovely Sandie if I would make her a guest book for her wedding next year (far too organised!). A loose idea was given of what she would like it to look like, and for it to go with her wedding colours of chocolate brown and burnt orange.
So I set too with my fabric fragments, buttons and thread, with the sewing machine on stand by for a bit of 'writing'................... and so below is what I created for this lovely lady's special day....

hues of cream, orange and brown in varying textures and pattern



all stitched on a woven self patterned cream remnant, with the betrothed names stitched in chocolate brown thread



And finally the finished piece, with flame burnt orange ribbon to tie, (love the streaming ray of sunshine bursting through the window across it!)



I have sent it off to its new home as my gift from me to them towards their special day. I'm now waiting on a full report back as to what Sandie thinks about it - as I did say I wouldn't be offended if it wasn't what she was after and I was more than happy to make another if needed! So fingers crossed! ;0

12 comments:

Mrs B said...

you're such a talented lady!! why oh why did we not know of you on our big day! don't take this the wrong way but it is quite a relief to know that even uber creative folk like yourself lose their mojo too!! x

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, I can agree! I have also have very hard to started after the summerbreak. I think my blog only view different photos from water, sea and different other thing. But today I have listed to Etsy, and you know it takes time !!! and I hope I soon will have new ideas and got the flow...........but it wasn´t me I´ll talk about!
I really like your bloombroches ! Very beautiful! And your purse, you know I love them!

Pomona said...

Lots of lovely things there - it all looks very creative to me!

Pomona x

Menopausal musing said...

Great to see you and your work back again! x

jennyflower said...

Beuatiful work! Can't remember if I mentioned to you about a picic in Canterbury on Sunday if you are free? xx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful new work

Bluebell said...

Good to see you back. The wedding book is gorgeous and I'm loving the turquoise purse x

Heloise said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. Your purses are delightful and I like the colourful brooches.

Kayla coo said...

Hi Kirsty,
I needed a holiday to get my ideas flowing again so I know how you feel!
Your button brooches look great.
M x

mimilove forever said...

So no pressure there then! x;0)
That madam is a triumph, I love it!

Also brooches...fondant fancies...gorgeous...


mmm cake

x;0)

Pipany said...

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am off for a read through yours now x

Blueberry Park said...

I'm sure she'll love it. It's just beautiful x