Thursday, 8 April 2010

Back to the drawing board.

These are pictures of some of the 'drawing' I have been doing with my sewing machine on the pre-felts I made in the post before last.



I started with an illuminated 'a', its about the size of the palm of my hand.

Then I went on to do three more blue-green oval/leaf/almost fishy shapes.

When I put them together they make me think I'd like to do a full hanging composed of these.

But I can't stick to those colours forever, and had a go at at a couple of the pastel felt shapes I prepared.
There's a fishy one..

and there's not-a-fishy one

but when I put them next to each other they both looked a bit 'marine'.

In other areas I have failed again quite miserably. Remember this?
Well I've done it again.
The other night as I was nodding off to sleep I had a vague recollection that someone had given me some bulbs at Christmas; that, yes I had planted them and put them in a cold dark place, but rather like the squirrel who lost his nuts..I couldn't remember where, or who.
I searched the surrounding areas of possibility and finally remembered the coal shed.
Too late.

And I've just burnt the felt group cake for tomorrow.
'Sigh' I wish I was a bit more like the Delicious Miss Dahl.
But I'd have to say 'fyeed' and cyikking' and really...I.. can't.


Can't make another cake because we are having a meal for my youngest son's 25th Birthday.
I can't believe it.

39 comments:

Maria Dent said...

These look wonderful..... love them all!

karen said...

my youngest, the rock star! has his birthday tomorrow! April mums are the best!!

ANNA said...

as always these are just delicious! I love the A, infact I just love them all!!

ANNA said...

as always just delicious, especially the A - although I love them all!!

Diva Kreszl said...

your work is so amazing, you are incredibly talented!!!

Dolores said...

Ohhhh, I do feel for you. Store bought cake to the rescue?
I do like the fish and the other looks like a conch shell. The blue and green are so my colours.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

I love the pink fishy one, probably because I am a pisces - I absolutely love it.

Victoria said...

If you have the high talent of artistic creativity that you do, then who cares about forgotten bulbs and burnt cakes? (And if it's any consolation, both of those things sound like something I would do, too.)

Beautiful work, Jackie... and Happy 25th to your son!

maggi21 said...

These are looking great and much as I like your usual colour palette, I have to say that I love the latest ones.

JP said...

Jackie - they are just beautiful

Gina said...

I love those fishy/marine ones!

Heather said...

The latest felt shapes are gorgeous and I love the colours you have worked in. Sad about the cake but I bet Miss Dahl can't make felt and sew as well as you! At least your bulbs flowered even if you did forget to plant them and there's always next year.

Julie said...

I love love love the fishy ones!

Jasmine said...

Your work is lovely. I have yet to try the sewing machine on my felt.

I noticed you are resident artist this month at Wingham Woolworks :)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Love them!

Leisurely Lesley said...

I am quite envious of your unique work. I love it, and that fish is exquisite.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I read that you had burned the cake and then I read that your husband was on the news...my first thought (totally irrational too) was that you husband was on the news BECAUSE of the burnt cake. Yep, I've had too much coffee today!
ps...like the latest colour combos!!

Annette said...

I admire your style, really amazing what you do, great.
Greetings from Germany

Dee / Cloth Company said...

Your leaf shapes translate beautifully into fish.. love them.

The pink really pops after all the lovely blue/greens... in a nice way.

I make dopey mistakes all the time, too ... just this past weekend, I lost track of the flour count in my Easter cake... But these days, the only flaky maneuver that really makes me beat myself up is when I can't find checks (as in money!!!)...

Pam said...

Think I'm having a vague moment here Jackie. Are you saying you've failed again with your little pieces, as well as the cake and bulbs??
Cos I'm not seeing it!! It's all beautiful as usual. Those pastels really are lovely. One day I'm buying one of your lovelies, see if I don't!! :)) x

Thimble Fingers said...

I agree ... a tree with all those lovely blue/green leaves would look amazing. They're brilliant enough on their own too.
Love the "a" .. are you contemplating a whole alphabet?
Shame about the cake, but think of the calories you saved.

Lynn said...

You do have a delightful style.

Sari said...

♥Oh, these are so beautiful♥
-greetings from Finland ;)

Chrissie said...

I love the colours in the marine life pieces!

Menopausal musing said...

I'm with the rest. Lovely fish! Go with the marine theme.... go on..... :O))))

Mermaid's Purse said...

In my humble opinion, these are getting better and better ......... love the illuminated letter and the fishes are really funky!

jamjar said...

Hi, Found your blog at A Polar Bears Tale blog, and so pleased that I have, love your textiles, will be visiting again soon. Joy : )

vintagerockchick said...

Oh Jackie I did that with some Christmas present bulbs too. When people say 'put them away somewhere dark and forget about them' I'm afraid that's exactly what I do. If it's any consolation - mine look much worse than yours - no flowers at all.
Love the fish, by the way x

artymess said...

I love the pinky fish .....Why was your husband on welsh TV ?...Lorna

Rosie said...

Fabulous! The fishy is my favourite but I like the other marine one too, in fact I like them all. Do you ever make fuschia pink ones? No reason for asking obviously!!

Jude said...

I love the different colours...

I don't make cakes anymore....I kept forgetting about them..

Take care
x

Elizabeth said...

So sorry that you burned your cake, BUT your new Fishey looking pieces are wonderful. I think that they all work together beautifully as a marine scene!
Just lucious but not as tastey as cake!!! SIGH!!

Patty said...

Those are so beautiful, they look very Aztec.

Dot said...

Jackie - I am so glad I visited your blog today. These are so, so gorgeous! Love all the details.
Dot xx

jackie said...

OK, for sheer fun your video beats the lot. Do you know Sarah the organizer of HEN who lives in Baccup?

A Time to Dance said...

...as a great fan of everything you do... i love them all...we are finding skye a healing place to be but wish we could stay longer.....

Kitty said...

*sigh* I could sit and look at your stitching all day long Jackie. It's just stunning. x

Lins Artyblobs said...

Nicely done!

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