Wednesday, 25 February 2009

More Prizes, ATCs and a Fabric Book

I received my other two OWOH prizes this week.......
a gorgeous dragonfly charm made by Keron Lee (who is currently organising hearts and dolls for the victims of the Australian bushfires)http://www.thecolourguru.typepad.com/ and http://loveitforward.ning.com/


.......plus some great items for altering from Moira Sutton at http://www.happy-daze.net/epages/es112899.sf . I can't wait to have a go at that box!


Moira's shop is definitely worth a visit. There are all sorts of items for altering including cute bird boxes!





I made another fabric heart yesterday for a special blogging friend I met recently.
Plus 2 ATCs today - just because I felt like it!



















And finally, something I've been working on all week and I LOVED doing.........the cover for a fabric book on the theme of angels. (More on this at a later date.) I am now debating how to make a fabric border for it.
I made the background fabric myself. After reading Judy Scott's blog and seeing her gorgeous nuno felting, I thought I would have a go. Well, I can't say it was a resounding success - but I managed to salvage it!
This was how it looked at first...but I then hand needle-felted sari silk fibres on top. You can see them here in the picture below....

After machine-stitching the picture on (transferred to fabric using JetFX) I spent a happy few hours adding beads, running stitches and french knots.
Now I'm going to make the back cover using the remains of the nuno felting......

22 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow Linda, the fabric book cover is gorgeous so much of work it looks stunning. The hearts are beautiful too and your gifties are wonderful.

~Barb~ said...

Wowza...wonderful goodies, all! I love the journal cover. I wish I knew how to felt, it's so gorgeous.
Peace, Love & Art,
~Barb~

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa !! All the prizes are so lovely.

Jaqi said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, What a collection of stunning items. How lucky are you to recieve those beautiful things and the fabric journal cover is out of this world. I adore your work , such an inspiration, they are just wonderful, Jaqi x

Judy Scott said...

wow you are a star!! Your felt and stitch is wonderful and Im so pleased to have inspired you ~ Love your prizes too they are beautiful. And your artwork is always amazing ~ sending love Judy xx

Renee said...

Linda all your work is fantastic. Just like always.

Your cards: amazing grace how sweet the sound.

Your heart: wonderful.

Your album cover: magnificent.

Blizzard in Winnipeg last night, lots of white snow.

xoxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Congratulations on your gifties! Your felted piece is just SO gorgeous! French knots have always been a favorite embroidery stitch of mine! What a wonderful book that will be!

pammyjo said...

You are amazing. Love the felted book cover and the atc. You have so many talents and so much creativity. It's so fun to drop by. :o)

Dot said...

What a amazing post Linda! Am drooling over my keyboard at work (and it's not a good look lol).

Love the dragonfly charm you received from Keron.

And I ADORE the page you have made for our fabric round robin. Can't wait to hold this in my hands.

It must have taken you hours (and hours and hours).

Your blog is always a lovely place to visit.

Dot xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow so fantastic goodies. Love them all.
Your felt work is truly amazing. Stunning work Linda.

magpie said...

Linda WHAT have I been missing ..... you have done wonderful work I love the atc's and the heart and I think the journal is beautiful......
Sharon xx

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful work and colours. And how lucky are you winning two prizes?

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Linda
you have won some lovely goodies the dragonfly is stunning .

The heart you made is beautiful the lucky recipient is going to be over the moon to receive such beautiful art work .

Your fabric pages are super duper stunning all the detail is Amazing .
Im still haven't started mine I'm so busy crafting I have a craft fair in 6 weeks I need to make loads of stuff .

love from sesga xxxx

J and Z said...

ooo linda! your felting work is so outstanding....it makes me really inspired to try it...the results you achieve are so beautiful!!! your little fabric heart and atcs are lovely as well!!! i popped over to tell you how beautiful i thought your tissue box on abaa was also! you are a wonderful artist.....you rock girl!

LazyKay said...

What lovely stuff you've received, I bet you've handled them often and studied them closely. SO nice to have and to hold.

LOVE the atcs and the heart.

The felting work is beautiful. I just had a wee go but need a deeper sponge - I didn't actually produce anything useable but I think I'm going to like it.

I just altered a box and it will be on my next blog posting - I really enjoyed doing it - so will you.

xxxxxxxxx

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Linda I have just had a great time doin catch up on your blog...it is sooo full of gorgeous goodies.

congrats on all the lovely gifts you won.

look forward to seeing the end result of your book.

take care
chriss x

Rosie said...

What a BUSY girl you've been! Love the ATCs but the fabric book cover is amazing. Can't wait to see it develop ....

My Journey to Hope said...

Beautiful! The fabric heart, and the gorgeous journal cover! You make it seem so effortless!

-Michelle

Sanja said...

what a wonderful goodies,Linda.lucky you :-)
love your fabric book cover.so gorgeous!
xoxo
Sanja

Jacky said...

Wonderful prize goodies Linda...love the dragonfly charm from Keron, very special.

Your journal cover is beautiful, cant wait to see it in the flesh!

Femmy said...

Fabulous work!! love all of it!!

Renee said...

Linda I just love that top ATC and that heart is so beautiful. I would love to have them.

Woot woot.....

I have them. xoxoxoxo

Thanks so much Linda, I love them. I love them both, but I especially love the heart.

Love Renee