Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The last two pages.

The final pages of my little book are completed. That little blob is a real bird on the lawn in the photo and please note the three bees to the right of my stitched flowers - hand drawn onto the fabric with fear and trembling - it's a pity they seem to be flying in formation. The two birds on the bird table were done in the same way. I am breathing normally again now!

I used a small rubber stamp for the butterflies on this page, inking only half the image for the sideways views, but I did draw the robin, trellis, foxglove and bumble bee disappearing into one of the flowers.



Here is my 'Silly Bird' brooch which I won in Maggie Grey's recent giveaway. It arrived in this morning's post, rather the worse for it's journey but I can nurse it back to fitness. There is a crease right across the card. Goodness knows what they do to our letters, but at least it reached me.


Also in today's post was this book. I do wish talented textile artists would stop writing books I just have to buy!! It is excellent value at £12 plus £2 postage and is full of great ideas. I know I shall use quite a few of them in the project I am hoping to work on next. If you are interested, it is available from the d4daisy website.


Thankyou Maggie, and thankyou Lynda.







9 comments:

Carol Q said...

the last 2 pages look lovely Heather. hope you're really pleased with the final result. lucky you winning that lovely brooch. at least the postman didn't damage that. oh nooooo - another book! lol

The Weaver of Grass said...

Another two lovely pages Heather - I do wish I could call in and see it. I do agree about books - my money burns a hole in my pocket when a new one appears that I fancy.

The Bug said...

Just fabulous - I LOVE your little book. Will you do a post showing all the pages?

Robin Mac said...

I love those pages Heather, but I am very frustrated that they won't enlarge for me! Lynda's book arrived on my doorstep yesterday too and I can't wait to use some of her ideas. She has an article in the latest WOW as well, I want to do that as well..........Cheers

Textile Art Showcase said...

Your book is delightful Heather. I love your bird brooch and I am sure that you love it all the more knowing who made it!!! Well done! I got Lynda's book through the post on Thursday and I am so delighted with it.

Julie said...

I'm glad you've got your breath back Heather, it certainly paid off in the drawings, the pages are beautiful. I missed th launch of Lynda's book as I was on holiday but I will be ordering it before the weekend is over.

Thank you so much for your lovely compliment on my blog. I was delighted with my 'window', my husband had to put up with me leaping about and shrieking after I had photogrpahed it outside, I hadn't expected it to work so I was elated. Happy dancing doesn't come into it! lol xx

Maggi said...

Two more lovely pages Heather. That certainly is a fabulous book, so much inspiration inside.

sharon young said...

Lovely pages, Heather, especially the foxglove page, it made me think of Spring.
Thanks for dropping in on my blog, always good to see you :-)

Lyn said...

beautiful pages Heather. and the bird brooch is delightful!
xxx