Thursday, 7 October 2010

Order Complete


Finally the 'Big Order' is finished so I'm afraid this is going to be a showing off post..well, I'll show what I've made and lovely readers can draw your own conclusions as to whether I'm showing off or not. I apologise for showing some of the stuff I had in the last post but I really enjoy having a huge pile of stuff made ready to send on.
So to recap..the Tweed Weaver on Harris asked me to supply her with 10 of everything I showed her.
So above there are three lots of 10.
Then there are 10 cuffs, the pictures are suffering from ..wait for it...too much sun! Yes! The back of the house was dark so I went to the room at the front and the sun was blindingly brilliant.
10 little purses cunningly constructed to hold an iphone 4 or 3gs.

Here's a detail I couldn't resist, showing the velvet/silk/Harris Tweed combination. This is what gives me the pleasure, and the drive to continue. Its the surprisingness ( is that a word?) of the results that delights me. 
A different combination of colours gives  a totally different feel.
Now, what do you think these are? I don't even know, but found that I had some large pins and had to make some either extra large if you dare shawl pins, or mini wallhangings.

Its good to sort them into groups of the same colour too.
I had such a good time doing these.
Thank you for the encouragement I had after my last moan. Every single comment is read with care and gratitude and I apologise if I didn't reply to those 'no reply-ers' among you.
I am excited again about future projects, but have a few more orders to fulfil before that and a possible Christmas Market.


A day out in beautiful Mid Wales,cheered me up no end yesterday. My husband went to Powis Castle for work and left me in Montgomery, a lovely little town. I  visited a lovely Crafts Gallery, a vintage and  crafts shop, and the best Hardware shop I've been to in a long time, Bunners.
A lovely drive via Dolgellau  and a walk on Barmouth Beach  walked off the lunchtime cake,

followed by a meal in Gales of Llangollen on the way home.
Its a great place but I have to confess to feeling a bit queasy when I remember the huge half a beef tomato and equally huge mushroom both of which I ate first to get them out of the way.
I hate warm tomatoes.
It makes me think of 8 portions of boiled fish swimming in liquid in a metal tray each with a warmed half tomato on it . Convent School Dinners circa 1965.
I think I'll ask for the salad next time.

67 comments:

paddysdaughter said...

What a beautiful collection of lovely pieces, you are quite right to feel proud of them!

Spiral Dyed Downunder said...

I love the mini hangings, charming. Besides that, you deserve a round of applause for your focus and drive, I hope it rubs off on me.

Susan said...

Beautiful beautiful work, work is not the right word at all, art is.

arlee said...

OMG these are spectacular, astonishing and SO desireable!!. i LOVE the yellows!

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

WOW!! what wonderful creations. You have been so busy! I am glad that you showed them off, thank you!

Jan said...

You are not showing off, merely sharing the gorgeous art work you have been so busy creating. These are all lovely, congratulations on getting such a big order and finishing the filling of it. They all totally rock! Well done.

Deb said...

You color genius never ceases to amaze and entertain me!

BT said...

I've come over from Heather's blog. What beautiful work you do. I just love it all. What a great way to use the 'kilt pins' as I call them. I have loads and might steal your idea.

Sheep Rustler said...

Stuff this beautiful deserves - indeed needs - to be shown off!

Thimble Fingers said...

You have been busy! and you have every reason to show off, they're brilliant and so dazzling. Very enticing.

@Helena said...

Jackie, greetings, today with pleasure for itself has found out your blog and became its five-100-th reader. Very interesting, I will go to read further! :-)

Suzanna said...

So impressive!

The Patchwork Heart said...

You should be showing off, they are absolutely gorgeous, clever work, well done you!
Heather x

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

cor, what a lovely collection - when your work is displayed in a big heap like this it's hard to decide which is the most desirable - I love the dark pink shades - absolutely delicious. xxx

Heather Woollove said...

Jackie--I'm SO happy to hear that your mood has lifted!!!
I love your new pieces...amazing...
and had to laugh about the warm tomatoes, since I had a dear friend (now gone) who went to boarding school in Canada as a young man and could not abide bread pudding in any incarnation for similar reasons!! :)
XXOOOOO--

chris, milatos said...

Devine, you can show off as much as you want, would never tire of loong at your work. Little wall hangings are my favourite

Pat said...

Congratulations Jackie, you have every right to blow your horn! Lovely sunset picture.

Wipso said...

Amazing works of art again. I love the fabrics and colours you use. So imspiring.
I love Montgomery. Hope you called in to see our friend in her beautiful little gift shop...Indigo Moon This is her blog...
http://silverfootprints.blogspot.com/
A x

Allabitrandom said...

Oh my! You have been busy! Lovely work, I hope the new owners will treasure the pieces.

ju-north said...

How did you find the time to do all these? I want them all!

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning and beautiful work Jackie! I love the spontaneity of what I do as well, especially with the fused fabric so I'm totally on your wavelength with that. The pieces on the kilt pins are fantastic! Love them. Should go down a storm on Harris/Lewis : )

The Coffee Lady said...

I love your things all piled up in these pictures. They are utterly stunning.

ArtPropelled said...

And so you should feel proud! A beautiful collection and what a treat for the Tweed Weaver to see them all together like this.

PG said...

Excellent and I'm so glad to hear you sounding perkier. I do like the mini wall hangings/shawl pins - everything looks lovely together.

Heather said...

Each of your pieces is a mini work of art Jackie, but seeing them en masse they'd make a fantastic installation! Hope they make loads of lovely dosh for you and thankyou for showing them to us - I love seeing them all together. The mini-hangings are delightful and could be used in various ways. Your hard work and dedication has certainly paid off - no wonder you are pleased with the results.

Twiglet said...

Oh so so beautiful!! You are a clever thing!! The colours of the velvet/silk/tweed just sing!! AND you were only 10 minutes from me when you were in Montgomery!!!! Let me know next time and I will meet you for coffee - or better still come here and have a coffee with me!

WendyCarole said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful
definitely art

Morna Crites-Moore said...

Fabulous, Jackie! You must just love looking at it all.

Kathleen said...

I don't know you, but I can imagine you ear to ear with a giant smile across your face - these are beautiful - YES brag! Sometimes we artists shy away from bragging about our creative endeavors even when we feel that we have accomplished exactly what we set out to do. Looking at all the comments that your other fans have made I think that it is unanimous - You have permission to brag! :D

Jill said...

Congratulations on your big order - everything looks lovely. I am sure it will sell well. It is a great way to own a piece of tweed (not to mention your wonderful needlework) if you don't wont to go for a piece of clothing.

ferinn said...

Scrumptious!This is a labour of love and the colours......I'm always disappointed when you do not post for days but this is worth the wait.Well done.

maggi said...

You can show off as much as you want when the pieces are as lovely as this.

Elizabeth said...

Your lucious piles of beautiful creations are so incredible!! I lvoe having piles of accomplishment lying about!! Good for You and so very very beautiful!! I adore the mini Wallhanging with the Red Hearts!!!! So glad that you are excited about future projects!!!!
That tomatoe discussion was something else- I think that I will put off breakfast for a bit!! LOL!!!!!

whitney-anne said...

I think you should show off after making all that lot!! How very satisfying ... the kilt pin thing is intruiging and original.

Anji* said...

Wow! Those are all so gorgeous! I can completely see how you get so much pleasure from making them!

Swirlyarts said...

They look gorgeous all together!

Maria Dent said...

My word I thought I had been busy. All beautiful as per usual Jackie. x

Greedy Nan said...

FABULOUS things! Especially I liked the big brooches/wall hangings and think it's a great idea - I would wear one, especially as I'm feeling the size of a house at the moment - it would look quite tiny.

Anonymous said...

I have to confess, i have been following your blog for a while now and your last post has finally pushed me into a comment..........WOW. I love your work and find it so inspirational, i find myself coming back often to see what you have been doing, the tweed is the icing on the cake, you have every right to feel proud. Keep it up and thank you for sharing.

Jackie said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.
Anonymous thank you for joining in...I almost deleted it as I get a lot of 'anonymous' spam comments but I'm treating yours as genuine! I wonder who you are now.

luf said...

Me encanta tu blog haces unas cosas preciosas, te sigo.
muxus y biquiños

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I love to imagine what it must be like for the shop owner when she opens your package and pulls out piece after glorious piece of sunny colors and texures! Way better than Christmas morning!

Linda said...

Your talent amazes me....what beauty you have created.
I ♥LOVE♥ my brooches!
Linda x
PS Your blog looks great BTW.

fibrefrolics said...

Oh Jackie, your things just get better and better! Really love the mini wall hangings. They are very lovely, especially the blue one. Lovely colour combinations. You have been very busy. Thanks for sharing such a feast for the eyes.
Penny

Pam said...

Beoootiful work yet again and as usual Jackie! Love them all so much esp those too cute little shawl pins/wallhangings. Such a clever idea! Well done you! x

Doreen G said...

I am gobsmacked at all these magnificent creations Jackie--and proud you should well be.

Robin Mac said...

Oh my gosh Jackie, all your creations are just so wonderful - and thank god you wanted to show them all to us - you should be shouting from the rooftops that you have FINISHED that order!!! I thought our meals at boarding school were horrid, but yourfish sounds much worse. Cheers, Robin

jennyflower said...

Yes, well done indeed on such a mass of gorgeousness. I do like the larger pieces on the kilt pins very much, but also love 'the classics'. I hope they are a roaring success! xxx

Mermaid's Purse said...

Wonderful stuff and congratulations on getting it all done ....... glad you are still having fun with these - makes all the difference when you love the ingredients and can vary each one!!!

jackie said...

What a lovely pile! I actually like the yellow, despite the fact it is not a favourite colour of mine. I hope I do have fun, but am not hopeful that the course will run, I may give up trying as there is not much enthusiasm in this area. Still I live in hope as I do enjoy giving these workshops.

Gina said...

They are such beautiful colour and texture combinations Jackie

Karen Turner said...

I don't know if you'll get as far down the list as this 52nd comment (!) but I just wanted to say how lovely these are. I came along via Morna, who posted about one of your lovely brooches. Really, it's beautiful work.

Caroline said...

I amazed at your productivity!Everything looks wonderful - in fact the whole blog post looks wonderful with all that beautiful colour!

Julie said...

Stunning, Jackie! What a great collection of work, you should be very proud of yourself.

Rosie said...

I love it when you put up a post like this - its a rainbow of gorgeous textures and colours, and I can greedily drink them all in. So glad you are feeling more positive - we all know how it is when it all seems half empty rather than half full. I love the little hangings on a pin! Please can I commission one??

rivergardenstudio said...

Your work is beautiful! i love your colors and designs. And the pieces look so nice hanging together. roxanne

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous treat for the eyes! I wish I could reach right through the monitor and feel all of that lovely texture, too. Especially like those wonderful little pin hangings. fabulous!

lilylovekin said...

The sun did great justice to your lovely work. It was amazing a bright after returning from Portland an area full of rain and drizzle.

Julia said...

Hello

Ive just found your blog today and wanted to compliment you on your beautiful work, it is absolutely beautiful, the colours just sing - stunning and so inspiring!

Much love
Julia x x x

AnnieB said...

BLIMEY - how utterly and fantastically BEAUTIFUL!!!

I am so impressed with all your work - they really are gorgeous. I esepcially love the iphone pouches and I can't decide on my favourite colourway they are all so lush...maybe the amber and aqua, it's particularly lovely...

XX

Bobo Bun said...

Absolutely stunning Jackie. My favourite colourway is the pinkish tweed with the pale blue velvet, that really leapt out at me.

Now I'll try not to laugh at the dentist or I might end up biting him by mistake.

X

Jude said...

Well done you!!
Lovely lovely lovely!!
and a visit to Llangollen....did you go anywhere near the trains and station...if so, you would have been in spitting distance to my parents...they live across the road!!You could have waved at them for me!!
Take care
Jude

Iz said...

I meant to comment before, and your latest post has reminded me - WOW! Duly awed. What an amazing collection of creativity - and I'm so pleased you have your mojo back.

Rachel said...

Great collection, and so glad you got a trip into mid-Wales as well - a good Celebration of Finishing!

simmo said...

Jackie i am sorry about the anonymous post, i am not very good at understanding these things, or probably don't read them properly. I hope this now comes through ok.
Love the feather too.

Wabbit said...

Jackie, your work just keeps getting better and better! The mini hangings are lovely and think they'd look interesting pinned anywhere, even on a skirt front (a la kilt pins!). The large bit of velvet on the feather cuff is very nice. The color is so yummy, you want to see plenty of it.

Blodwyn is absolutely darling. What a sweet face. I wouldn't be talking to the bad cat either. When I'm angry with Cody, I don't speak to him but he doesn't care at all. He enjoys both positive and negative attention. Idiotic dog.

Keep up the great work!

alice c said...

I am trying to decide which iPhone cover I love the best but I can't - it is TOO difficult. Perhaps the answer is to have one for every day of the week...or year...



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