Monday, April 20, 2009
Here are some new scarves for Spring. These are great for Spring or those cool summer evenings or even winter in Australia! Some have been made with linen with applied lace trim and flowers. The black scarves are made with a fresh cotton fabric and then again applications with silk flowers and lave trims. More images on flickr
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Finally the sun came out yesterday so I could take a photo of part 2 of Lulu's present! The pink bunny is a little cushion for Lulu. I put some lavender oil in so it smells good, she loves smelly things. The linen one is for Samu (our friends 2 year old) his mum loves linen and the colours I used are her favourites. I thought more about her taste than his!!!! The pattern for the bunny is from Cotton and Paint 2006 vol 23 . Lulu's is similar to the one in the magazine although I made fabric flowers with Room Seven like fabrics. The linen bunny was my own inspiration (besides the shape). More images on flickr.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Here is the first part of Lulu's Easter present. I love them they're so cute. They are both made from linen and are great friends!!! The pattern came from a book called Dekotraume, I'm not sure if it's German. It has some really cute things in it I'll be making more from it. I'm going to put a little Easter egg in the rabbits pocket. I have finished the other part of her present but need to take a photo. Hopefully the sun will come out so I can do it today. More images on flickr.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
These are the last of the winter scarves I made. One I kept for myself, one I sold, and one I sent to my friend as part of her birthday present. I combined 3 or 4 different fabrics, applied some macrime trim and then made a flower which was beaded and embroidered. I have just finished some spring scarves which may make it to the Etsy shop!! Will post them soon More images on flickr
I made these little baskets as a sample for bonbonierre for an 8 year olds Holy Communion (I think). They worked out really well and were very easy. They are made with felt, then I sewed on some lace trim and applied some flowers.
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Finally here is the work we did with the first and second formers here. I taught them to make these Easter wreaths speaking in English. We had a whole lesson speaking about how we celebrate Easter in Australia (much more fun than here!!!). Then we had two lessons making. These kids don't have art classes and really found the most simple things (like cutting out a shape) difficult. I think this system of English conversation combined with something creative is really beneficial to them (oh and a fun way to learn).