Sunday, April 30, 2017

SEPIA BUTTONS on SALE


I am tidying up my studio..
there always seems to be boxes of buttons that I was going to do this or that for or extras I was painting my an event...leftovers  & many I have removed from website because I get tired of painting them.
Some designs are quite detailed to paint  & if I've painted several 100 & it is slow tight painting....
I think I am NOT painting this again so pull it from the website. 
Some of these are in this lot & are perfect in everyway including prices  & many sepia buttons are on the market because the designers do not paint ...so now I have some too LOL

They do all come with my copyright intact, which I hold for another 70 + years on most of these & it can be one of my illustrations & buttons etc that form my assets & are bequeathed after I have gone from this planet......
I am reminding that this is with all my designs except where I have done specific designs for another company or they have bought the rights to use the designs in another medium.

No buttons or Christmas decorations have ever been sold rights ..however from time to time I see some modification of my original work floating about in another button ....
I know my original work because I draw it....I can see very quickly where a head is removed to become a mannequin ..waist ever so slightly changed 
As with this lady button  below..
She is quite detailed even though she presents in a simplistic look 

Another side bit is when any designer does a free giveaway of a design, that copyright remains with the designer.....most freebies are not for any commercial use by another. & if you buy a pattern/ product from a designer's work you are not buying the rights. you are buying that one design to use in stitching, sewing onto a project ...making your quilt not  to reproduce it ...Designers can on sell that right if they chose, pull it back off a free file etc etc...
Designs are featured in stitcheries, appliques, buttons, decorations, fabric, crockery etc etc so first it need to be authentic...& all designer's works need to be respected.....

Most do exactly that but one only needs a commercial copy to go off into the universe as it does today, stores buy it in, they sell on line stores often at a cheaper price & it can reflect badly on the original designer as if she /he is the copier....it is not what we like to see in the industry ...it spoils a great day

I have said enough ..LOL 
  





Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Pots of Flowers


It turned cold today ... after a stunning little storm at 3.30am.... I thought the windows would be blown in !!
I was awake for hours there after......but slept late & was in full dawdle mode when I realised I had an appointment before lunch !

I have the heating on tonight !!! 
Amazing 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's that day


It is ANZAC day today which remembers the men & women who went to war on our country's behalf
Many didn't come home & some of my blood relatives are buried in the French soil...
My father lay face down as the Japanese flew over him on their bombing raids in Darwin
He sort of came home 
I had a boyfriend who was conscripted to Vietnam war....& we lost that happy time forever.
I do not like war... I do not wish to engage in celebrations ... as the memories are raw...unkind .. & so cruel for those who went...& those who waited...

I do believe in the service personnel getting together...I recall those days when Dad's mate would arrive from Nhill or was it Nyah West  & they'd be very drunk but happy to share those times with each other...the secrecy acts stopped most from ever unloading all that happened to them as they tried to regain a "normal Life "

So I turn my face towards the sun 
&  
return to a much more peaceful & happier place 
Gardens full of flowers...
Little buttons to paint...
&
Hope to heck we never experience more of what has gone before us....



Monday, April 24, 2017

Bright Animals

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Here are some bright cheery animals & birdies & a little coffee cup
Some are limited in numbers for the present time
On the website now ...
Love the RED ELEPHANT.....
the best ( maybe)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ready for another show

More for Anni....
For her next show....
All painted today

Not a Santa in sight !!!!!
Angels & deers & tulips, & houses, Elephants..pink giraffes..
Such fun & such colour...on a dreary day.

Nice to be snug....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nearly finished

Nearly finished my stocking feast...
So simple 
They make a statement...
Perfect for preparation for Christmas in July Projects...
These will be included in the new package ways I was referring to last blog....

What I love is the flexibility one stocking layout can bring....to the decorations.
Add stitches, use plain red or off white fabric ( or felt) use a pattern fabric or spots...
There is that possibility of using a very busy fabric & in between the stocking & decoration one adds a calming off white say linen piece of fabric or felt...
They can all be different ....
Just look at the variety of ribbons,... the ric rac... pompoms...rusty bells...glass beads...
You with me now ? LOL


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Waiting for POST today


I was waiting for a delayed parcel today to be able to paint stars for the Advent Stocking orders....
In the box I found my new resized bells & the English Bunny
Both are a really great 35mm size ....
 we bit less to buy in...so that has been passed on in the website already...
The bells look so divine in this size ..the design is all neat & compact...
and that rabbit...
It was so excited I have painted it is soft blue & gingersnap pink shade..
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The AQC begins on Thursday 
Carlton  Exhibition Grounds ...
It will be a lovely show as usual...
See Marg Low designs & some of my buttons will be going as well
I will have a visit too.
I was talking to Lisa from Max & Louise Pattern Company today...
Wow she is machine quilting for quilters now  
&
Off to USA very soon to look over the Spring Wholesale Market 
&
She & Lou are working on their deadline for their book by Quilt Mania ...
Such wonderful news & Lenore will have their patters & some of their quilts at the AQC...
See just another reason to go !!!!      




These were such fun


I had some time in the easter break to do this idea & I had for some time...to test it out.
These are made with the Christmas decorations
with a few stitches or ric rac or ribbon etc to embellish
They are ready to be in Christmas in July festivities !!

Keep a look out as there will be a deal going on the website soon in regards to these .....





Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Saturday


I am making stockings.....
12 of them have been sewn....
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On Pinterest I have put some free stitcheries....so if you wish to continue gardening with the needle & thread....you can with these designs.
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Today I nipped out to visit the Antique show that was in some place I had not been to before...
Lovely array of small pieces & jewellery
I enjoy looking at the creativity of many artists...in what they make..
A few stunning happy pieces of Clarice Cliff ...
some gorgeous  Moorcroft
& those delightfully painted scenes on china.... as well as some interesting jewellery.
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I didn't take the camera today it would not be permitted I would imagine...
But still I have many from my wanderings yesterday

 I found Lyn designer & quit shop owner of Li'l Blokes 


She has created this wonderful address book cover using my 3 houses together button


This booth was in the Bridge St market, just off the High St in Bendigo....
It was so colourful


I was walking back to my car from a street where the quilt show was & this church is over the way from Coles...
I have taken lots of pics but I looked up a lot 
&
Spied this..
Love taking pictures like this with my handy little camera....
there was no touch up needed !!!
Great Grandfather Cleave may well have been impressed....he used to take photos using some glass slides & some are in the Vic Library of places...
I just look & point & often the light obscures my view ....but most times it works...& I get super thrilled when it does....
it shows I know !!!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter IN Bendigo

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I adore the Lion Dancers ....
In Bendigo the Chinese heritage from the gold rush days has left us with a delightful colourful show 
Tomorrow they wake the largest dragon in the southern hemisphere....& it will be parading the streets int he Easter Parade....
Along with these amazing dancers.
This yellow one in youth dancers
Amazing skills, ...
   




Interesting Read

A colleague sent me this link last week & I have just read in through now.

This is an excellent read & guiding light for those in the industry or thinking of dippings one's toes into it....
The designer Sue Blei Weiss has some really great modules for coaching & learning about designing on her website....
I see her blog has more I wish to read over the next few days.


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Just some pictures of designs for browsing






Easter Collections

Over the years I have collected a few sweet Easter decorations...
&
one of my 3 bunny family designs has wandered into the photograph as well

The stamp on the centre tag of that gorgeous rabbit is so loveable 
The Easter Yellow plate I love....
Somethings become things we keep forever....

Thursday, April 13, 2017