Sunday, 6 April 2014

Its the little things....

that make us happy. This is my second attempt at reading a crochet pattern and look what I to made this little Amigurumi bunny. I have placed her next to a cotton real so you get a feel of how small she is. I started her a few days ago and finished her last night. The pattern is from Craft Pattern: Crochet spring Bunny, by Stephenie Jessica Lau. It was a little fiddly because I am still quite clumsy at doing a magic circle and holding the crochet hook and wool when it comes to crocheting tiny piece.  Sometimes it takes me up to six attempts at the magic circle before I'm off and running but I am so pleased with what I have accomplished in the last three weeks. Seeing as Easter is just around the corner I think these little guys will make perfect gifts for loved ones together with a little egg. Now you know what rabbits are good at folks? and now I have two, I think a few more will shortly appear. x:)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Shelley Rhodes, Pecocks and their feathers.

A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend a work shop with the amazing artist Shelley Rhodes which was organised by the Contemporary Quilt group of region 13.   I loved every minute of the day. It was quite an intense work shop but most enjoyable as Shelley had lots of techniques, tricks and tips through out the day and she crammed as much as she possible could in the six hours we where with her. We had to bring along a interesting object which would be our focal point of the day. I chose a Peacock feather although it took me weeks to decide what to take because I got hung up on the word interesting.  The rest of the requirements list for the work shop was enormous luckily everything fitted into my little suit case and away I went. The two bottom images are little bits of the work I produced on the day. I came home and put them to one side knowing that someday I'd come back to these little works of art. The following week Natalie and I took the three boys to Walton Hall Park in Warrington and strolling around the little zoo where several peacock. I snapped away thinking what beautiful creatures they are and how the sun shimmered the gorgeous colours of their tale feathers. Then a few days after the park trip we where given our final brief for drawing for textiles and its was open. Yey we could chose anything we wanted and yep you guessed it I have chosen PEACOCKS! The top image is the work I have done so far and I've even managed to incorporate the art pieces from the Shelly Rhodes work shop. Happy days all round me thinks. X