Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Sunday, 15 April 2012
These are the beanies that I've made for the exhibition, and one of my daughters' as well. I've seen all of the local entries and there are some amazingly creative entries from the local artists/crafters. I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole exhibit which opens next Friday 20th April. I'll take some photos and share them for anyone who is interested.
I feel that I've been "missing in action" of late, I've been quite busy doing lots of different creative persuits. Here are a couple of cards that I've made recently, one for my friend who had knee surgery and one for another friend's birthday.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
These cards are made with Distress Ink backgrounds and the gorgeous images from the new Graphics 45 paper.
Although fairly simple, the girls really loved the cards they created and I also needed to buy another sheet of this beautiful paper "just because".
Examples of the type of beanies which are entered in the festival. Check out this link for more pictures.
Alice Springs Beanie Festival has a travelling exhibit which will be coming to the beautiful Taree Art Gallery in April. As part of the exhibition, the Taree Craft Cottage is organising for local crocheters, knitters or felters (and their friends) to make an arty beanie, some of which will be selected to also be exhibited. So please read the brochure for details if you are in the area and would like to take part.
We will be holding a special day at the Craft Cottage on St Patricks Day, 17th March, where you can be inspired, helped with design and embellishing your beanie, or just a general get-together of interested people who are taking part, it should be a fun day so come and join us.
Saturday, 21 January 2012
I made this felt bird hanging for my dear friend Bethel and the pictures show it hanging in her garden. We had the pleasure of staying with her on our recent trip to visit our daughter in Bundaberg. I really enjoyed making these birds and would like to make some more, oh for enough hours in the day to achieve all I would like.
Sunday, 15 January 2012
I have a wonderful group of creative friends and we get together for several weekends during the year. Today, we had a late Christmas get-together, due to many of us having lots of commitments before Christmas. Apart from having a lovely day in each others company, we exchange Kris Kringle gifts, where we each draw a name out of the had and make a gift the one of the Belle friends. This is the gift I made for Martina, I hope she liked it. The English Bone China small coffee cup and saucer was one from a set which I have had for many years and not used for coffee, so I thought that it would make a lovely gift for my friend with lots of pins and embellishments to complete it.