Monday, 14 December 2009

November & December Swaps

This is an Arthur Rackham drawing entitled Fairies in Hiding and was the inspiration suggested by Pat for the Calendar Girls in November.

I went with the title and decided to advertise for some fairies! I made this card for Carol McFee using my embellisher. The tree bark is made from painted crumpled brown paper.

This was the inspiration for December supplied for the Calendar Girls by Neki and is entitled Fractals.

Again, I used my embellisher, and meshed wool roving and silk waste into black felt until it loosly resembled the inspiration. This I made for Pat.

Unfortunately, the Calendar Girls will be disbanding at the end of the year, but if you want to see what the others did with these inspirations, do click on the Logo on the right hand side.

The theme for the Quiltie this month with Unlimited Textiles was Christmas (naturally) and this wonderful 5"x5" was made for me by Pam Jones in Wales.

She used the stitch and slash technique to make the tree, and has also beaded it - it really looks quite 3D, and is just delightful.

This is my interpretation of the Christmas theme, that I made for Linda Doughty.

My embellisher came out once again and I used wool roving onto white felt, then added a sequined sheer. I then free stitched the tree using a black and silver metallic thread. My idea of Christmas is going for walks in crispy weather and getting home to a lovely glass of mulled wine!! This is probably the only 'white Christmas' I will see .....!

Finally, a few Christmas Postcards for some friends .......

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to a happy healthy and creative New Year. Thanks for dropping by - see you in 2010!


quiltchick said...

Oh my goodness Val, you have been a busy girl!! These are all truely wonderful, I love the festive ones.

Doreen G said...

Lovely postcards Val.
All the best for the Christmas season and I hope 2010 brings you much joy.

Heather said...

Your interpretations of the Rackham painting and Fractals are both delightful and so clever. I love your festive postcards and the quilties too.

Julie said...

Beautiful work Val. Merry Christmas to you too and very best wishes for an equally healthy and creative 2010.

maggi said...

Beautiful postcards Val. Glad to hear that you did get an embellisher of your own - you are obviously putting it to good use.


I love your White Christmas picture of the tree and your postcards. All very wintry and beautiful xx