Saturday, 19 November 2011

My little book is growing.

Four more pages. The one below suggests the line 'but nowhere are the one's I've sown'.
Followed by 'Instead the garden's full of thistles, daisies, clover, stinging nettles'.

Over the years, I have collected some very nice wild flower rubber stamps and used them for these two pages. I didn't have one for stinging nettles though - you'll have to imagine those. I tore rough squares of good drawing paper, applied gentle colour from Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and stamped the flowers using the same inks but in a darker green. The daisy petals were coloured with a white gel pen and I used water soluble crayons for everything else. At least I drew the grass myself!! I pierced holes all round the edges of each piece of paper to make the stitching easier when I applied it to the page.



This pages precedes the other two in the book and so I should have loaded it to appear before them. I had problems loading them and am just pleased to find them on here at all. I made the little tree on water soluble fabric and hand stitched the commercial flowers in place and added a few bits of greenery.


I have broken my self imposed rule to work each page in correct order. This is the last page and I can't tell you how many times I tried to make a convincing looking chair! It's quite tricky getting sufficient detail to identify the object when working so small. This is the best effort to date, but could be superceded if a better one comes along.


There are four more pages to work on and they will be the most difficult I think, as they involve birds, bees and butterflies. One of these days I'll make life easy for myself and take up knitting squares for blankets.







12 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

This is a work of art Heather and I love it. Is it going to be a family heirlook - it certainly deserves to bve - it is exquisite.

Heather said...

Thankyou Pat - your comments are always so kind and encouraging.

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are exquisite again. I am in awe! Honestly, I can't stitch at all and the way you combine stamps and stitchery leaves me quite speechless. penny

Carol Q said...

lovely Heather. I think my favourite has to be the 3rd page with the stitched flowers. It's going to be just gorgeous when it's finished.

Julie said...

Knitted squares? Never! This is beautiful Heather and I like the page with the flowers too, you've used them imaginatively and they look lovely.

The Bug said...

This is just fabulous! I can't wait to see the whole finished product.

P.S. love the chair - I think it looks pretty good!

DIAN said...

Oh these pages are wonderful.

I too love the third pic. The flowers are gorgeous.

I need to find time to read your previous posts - just been really busy lately.

Doreen G said...

Fabulous pages Heather--and I nearly choked on my cup of tea at the thought of you knitting squares--wash your mouth out girl.

Robin Mac said...

Knitting squares? You? You would be bored stiff, and we wouldn't get to see the glorious pages you are creating. As Pat said, they are exquisite. Cheers

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

What lovely textiley gorgeousness you create! Have really enjoyed scrolling down through your blog and will be back to see more. The little book is wonderful!

sharon young said...

Your book is looking wonderful, Heather I love your hand sewn flowers and the tree in pic 3, just gorgeous.
Thanks so much for dropping in on my SOY blog it's great to have a bit more time for blogging now.

Maureen said...

Beautiful as usual Heather, love the stitched page!!