For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Sunday, January 13, 2008

Funky!!!???? Puffs

Well I promised you some funky suffolk puffs and here they are! Don't know if they qualify as 'funky', answers please, but I absolutely LOVE them. They are sooooooo cute! I also know that suffolk puffs are meant to be flat yo yo's, but hey, who said we have to stick to the rules, I never have before and don't suppose I shall start now. Anyway I might give them another name, suffolk globes?puffy orb's? the main thing is they are mine and I can call them anything.
I made them with a view to maybe putting them down one side of my latest cloth and I shall sample that idea when I am further along. That is me trying to convince myself I have time for sampling, ha, I wish.
You will notice how I have put the pics in construction order. I don't know if it's just me but I find that so hard, I have to load them in reverse. If there is an easier way please let me know because my brain hurts.
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6 comments:

jill said...

wow these are fantastic, you could call them funky puffs, they truly are your own, you should trademark them

jill said...

wow these are fantastic, you could call them funky puffs, they truly are your own, you should trademark them

Needles said...

Karen, if you are using blogsopt, you should be able to drag and drop them where you want. Just click on your picture (make sure the little black squares display on the edges)hold your mouse down and move while you are in the writing section (editing screen?). I've found that if you try to move too fast, a little stop circle comes up and it goes back to its starting point, but other than that drag and drop seems to work.

PS. I use a centre phot format. I don't know if it matters.

Needles said...

oh, and I forgot, how about Pouffes with the French spelling, unless it means something other than puffs in French (I'm a uniligual Canadain). I love these!

Kaija said...

Your funky puffs look edible :)
And definitely funky, but what do I know, I'm Finnish.

And yes, you can move your pictures in Blogger, but sometimes they have the tendency to duplicate themselves. If that happens, I just delete the one in the wrong place.

sparkle jars said...

These are absolutely beautiful. What a great idea.