Sunday, September 24, 2017

Spring Flowers

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A change from my work...
Yesterday I went to view a property in White Hills Bendigo that was being filmed for 
Selling Houses Australia TV show.
This was the beginnings of the journey this old weatherboard Masonic Hall that is now a home with some incredible features ...
The makeover will be interesting... in April I think it will air on TV

Then I roamed to look at the native plants on display in Kangaroo Flat
&
the day was so hot.... I actually got underway with packing....more to it today !
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Spring & flowers 
Colour is everywhere.
I collected these at a class on Thursday...

 Just flowers for home.... gorgeous tulips lasted longer than I expected...so they sit at my front door together with roses...


I went to look at the Australian Native Plant society in Bendigo's displays
It is on again today

 Gorgeous gums
  
The left over roses in the kitchen !
Now I must pack !!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Moving along ...

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I have made some promises to myself today...
One is walk while sun shines...
Two is pack this lot in a box for transporting to my trunk shows & beyond...

It is great at times when I have lots of finished product just loitering around in front of me in boxes & trays... and an order arrives for Advent Buttons ...so things were already done for the trunk shows ....
so decision was made to do many decorations on this style of display...
They do look yummy even if under cellophane !

See santa buttons packaged as 3's & I have some cats & birds ....so it is a new sort of journey I think.

 The red birds in 2 sizes are overflowing in this little white bucket.....
Ties are a variety of my special ribbons...

This is a stocking idea..waiting for the needle & thread to attach these buttons

Advent Buttons how I propose to sell them in  the future...
The buttons will never be the same lots of 24...but of course the standard & mix will be as always a delight....

I am loving this size 6cm decorations on the cards also...
again they will change about.....
As I wander along this laneway I will no doubt explore more options


 Another little white bucket ..some angel decorations have been added to santa decorations...
My white buckets are full to overflowing now....


Ideas for buttons & decorations....
These are a cotton/linen mix fabric & rest are felt....waiting for buttons to be stitched on ....& I think I have a hanging tree that takes little space to hang loads of stockings & ideas ...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Prepping for the Trunk Shows

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Samples of where you can start to decorate with the BUTTONS !!!
The board of buttons are half the advent buttons you can buy ...
I have had absolute freedom to select not what is on the website... but how the day becomes...
I am only carrying a couple of these....one for each show

Santas stuck in a little white bucket......ready to find a safe place in the car to travel

Packets of stitcheries in brown bags,,,, 

Bags Stamped with Roadmap patterns inside

Decoration Time

Friday, September 15, 2017

Along the way to the beach...

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Packing the trunk....for the journey to the beach...
Things are scattered in baskets & on canvas & in my little cane suitcase....

 Buttons part of an order ready to be completed today.....
&
delivered to L'il Blokes  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Packing the trunk

A little of the trunk preparation ... a few buttons ...
will this be enough ?????
Never enough I guess...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Christmas Birds... but they can be for later days too

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The plain birds arrived today...
I had slipped them out of one of my decorations & my machinist did the rest....!
I painted them red & off white ...as hard to see without trying...
I thought some decoration added was looking good.....
The off white needed a sparkler too...using Cavellini stamps & some flakes of wood..
They fit well with my other decorations...
Of course I saw a whole tree of the 2 size birds .....7cm & 5 cm....

I work in loads of detail but I do love a flowing design that stands plain for what the drawing was ....
Different painting surface too LOL



Santa & his friend the Snowman

These are stocking designs....small road maps to somewhere stitching, applique...fabric painting...
I was against the clock to get these from paper to fabric....
Yesterday as I finished off some orders I was painting...
I determinedly picked up the calico with these images already traced...& painted them.
They will be travelling with me on the trunkshows....now !
I must start to pack the trunkshow samples today..
It is all swirling around me...
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Monday, September 4, 2017

Framed

I found this frame at KMart on the weekend
It is a 12 month slot for baby photos 
Perfect for my mini decorations..
Had to cover over the words & still had some little red words left
Worked perfectly !!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Decorations & Buttons


The designs I did in mini decorations & now I have had many of them upsized to 6cm
They do look gorgeous & ready for any tree...project...
Each are priced at $9.00 + postage
Snowmen feature this season...I love the house high on the hill, this is the second house decoration for this season....
Angel ... bird in the pear tree again...and santa with a bag full of gifts....and the trolley is loaded up with gifts too.

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As well as the decorations....
I have made some of the images available in buttons too....
NOEL House is one....
Angel....
Resting Reindeer
Trees x 2 
Cuddling snow folk 


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

UB - Stick Design ....Cross Stitch Books & My Buttons


Look what I got to wake up to this morning....!!!!
So beautiful.

Ulrike of UB- Stickdesign  is the creator of these 2 beautiful books...
The Everyday Angel large button I painted in blue for her and I did many & off to Germany they all went.... it was today I saw the most beautiful design for the angel to sit in...
Book is " So Oder So Part 3 Art L2017-3 
You know when I see another designer use my work it is a very special moment.






Christmas speaks across all languages & mediums & this is no exception

The small December Button & his faithful deer are in this Christmas book and the small everyday red angel 
" Im Advent" Art No E - 1031W

The website for contact with Ulrike is above & she has a lot of divine cross stitch designs...so buy from her or she will direct you to where...



Sunday, August 27, 2017

New things & Finding Trunk Show displays

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These are designs that have started their life in Christmas Mini Decorations ...& one is a gorgeous angel I did for my first Victoria Craft & Quilt show teaching it from Miss Sampson's stand
These are very small dear things & now most are getting to grow up fast in the next order..so these ones will be a limited supply size....
Love them !!!

Yesterday I delved into the cupboard to see what frames I had in there & found these...
I did these in the summer ...
Note the background is one of the sprayed stencil fabrics I'll have on my trunk show journeys...

This one has a more French feel...
 The rest of the one above in a different light
I love to piece things together...buttons, stamped fabric ....fabric cut into hearts with little story sewn on....
You will see if you want to have a trunk show or come to ones I am a guest at...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

TRUNK SHOW

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I thought this display was a bit like a Christmas tree...
For my display boards I will carry on my journey for trunk shows ....

TRUNK SHOW is HAPPENING 
in 
ALBURY
at
AVONLEIGH COUNTRY QUILT SHOP 
on 
Wed 28th Sept in the evening
Contact Avonleigh if interested
I just show up LOL 

The ADVENT FELT STOCKING Calendar...
It has a set of 24 buttons at a very best price....
Hand sew felt & so easy & fun & something to snatch a sew a little bit each day.
In the layouts there is also a mitten & a U bag layout so you can swap about.
At the trunk shows I will talk some on the possibilities as I daydream them & inspire you to more creativity !!!  

On Christmas .... I think Factory & Field gorgeous shop in Cohuna opens it's CHRISTMAS SHOP within the huge industrial shop in mid September..... 15th or 19th seems to be a bell.
I have a post on here somewhere with that poster  which has the dates...it'll be on facebook but I am not anymore ..only drawback LOL