Sunday, 19 June 2011

My New Love and Some Little Creations

I just have to share my new love - Japanese masking (tissue) pretty, so versatile...

And a few things I have made lately:

A little rustic hanging house for my sister Kathryn (instead of a birthday card) - made from fat quarters of beautiful soft patterned fleecy fabric that I bought in Melbourne at least three years ago. It is a little "bee" hanging from the heart - my name (Deborah) means "bee" in Hebrew and Kathryn and I have an ongoing "bee" theme happening.

A card for my Mum's birthday (we have several family birthdays in June!) - note the use of Japanese tape (I used it inside as well to cover the machine stitching).

And a fabric ATC for my long term trading partner Anne Lugherini over in beautiful France (where I hope to spend some time next year).  The fabric is some that I recently painted and stamped and I have scanned the ATC atop more of the same fabric.
We've had a lovely weekend here with some rainy periods - beautiful weather for walking - we are so desperate for rain with the dams so low.  And in case anyone noticed that I wrongly labelled some photos in a recent blog post, I suddenly realised what I had done and I have now corrected them!  I have been travelling a bit in the south west with work and obviously wasn't thinking very clearly when I did that post.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

My Birds Arrived!

And they look gorgeous.  This is a photo of them all hanging in front of my blind in my little "bliss box" (craft room).  And here is another partial shot with the blinds open. They look gorgeous with the hearts from the last exchange.

Close-ups of each bird:
Susie's Bird
Margaret's Bird
Marlene's Bird
Ness' Bird
Lucy's Bird
Gaye's Bird

Kasha's Bird
Celeste's Bird
And mine.

We are doing houses next!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Another Mixed Bag!

Sunset Bunbury, Western Australia
Painted Fabric Postcard for Surface Design Exchange
This is one of the fabric postcards that I have made for a Painted Fabric Postcard Exchange through the Surface Design Yahoo Group.  It is actually a lot more vibrant and sparkly than it looks in the scan!  I had a lot of fun painting and stencilling and stamping a range of fabrics, some of which are included in the progress photo below (which is more accurate colour-wise).  Naturally I did far more than I needed for this particular exchange - I think I like doing backgrounds more than anything else actually!

I have five 4 postcards that are available for trade if anyone is interested - 
they look like these ones:  

I am happy to trade postcards or ATCs for them - just send me an email or comment here.

Next in the bag to share is this beautiful ATC that the very talented Moya Scaddon has made for me as part of an ATC exchange - my theme is vintage and I love Moya's interpretation.

ATC by Moya Scaddon

And now for a few more shots from a recent work trip to Bunbury - firstly the soft dawn light as seen facing away from the sunrise from my hotel room - I just love the colours.

Then some sunset shots (and I know there is glare and red spots but it was beautiful and my camera is basic!):

And finally the Bunbury lighthouse for anyone who loves lighthouses! (Taken from the walking path below the lighthouse because of course my main purpose was to get some exercise, not to take photos!)