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







Thursday, May 28, 2009

Look Jenny, I'm making!

I promised you finished products and here we have finished products! My first batch of exclusively ''makey do'' products. (see Jenny, I told you I would get on with it!) These six pincushions won't be going in the shop, tempted as I am.I am also making amazing progress with my comissioned piece and I really hope to have this finished by the weekend. I made my paper lace

and here it is added to the now joined hexagons. Told you I had plans, I have been sending regular image updates to the person who asked me to make this, terrified I wouldn't come up to scratch, she seems really happy with how it's coming though....PHEW!!!

I have more plans, for the edge, and the whole thing should come together really well when everything is joined, backed and edged.


I had so many responses to my little paranoid outburst on monday, thanks everyone. It seems it is more than likely a computer glitch or someone leaving the computer to go on holiday or similar!! Funnily enough Jackie e-mailed me to say her stat counter had logged me as being on her blog for 23 hours!! So that's why I never get enough work done! I wish. So it seems I have nothing to fear...........fingers crossed! I've also recently had a lot of comments from people with ''no reply'' available, so I will reply here.....thanks so much for visiting....please enable a reply facility, please, pretty please, and to Claire (Australia) for some reason I couldn't access your comment facility, I just wanted to say what an amazingly beautiful little man you have there, congratulations.
Well that's the oscar speech finished, no tears either!

14 comments:

marie said...

Beautiful!

Kayla coo said...

Paper lace looks lovely as do all your finished pieces.x

connie said...

Oh, my I love the paper lace. I have to give that a try. How is it done, if you can share? Your pincussions are wonderful too along with EVERYTHING else.... Hey, how do you respond to my coments to you through my e-mail. I would like to do that but have not figured that one out.

Victoria said...

your paper lace makes my heart beat faster... exquisitely cool.

Miss 376 said...

I can't imagine anyone not being pleased with what you do, it is always a delight. The paper lace is amazing and looks so good with the hexagons. So glad you have had such a productive week, the pin cushions are beautiful

meplusmolly said...

Hello my lovely!
Am just going to email Jen about the makey-do, may see you there! ;0 X
P.S beautiful work ;0

Art4Sol said...

Such a busy bee you are...love the lace!

méri said...

Everything sooooo beautiful and colourful!
I love your embroidery and the way you show it. Just lovely.

Mathyld / encore petite said...

Oh ! These pincushions are darling !
But the paper-lace ? Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous ...
x x x
___mathyld___

julielea said...

Wow Karen! You have been busy! When do you sleep? :) I love the dolls you've made! I've been away, visiting my daughter in Brittany, France, it's been nice to catch up with your blog.
julie x

Lajoni said...

1st time on your blog and WOW, WOW & WOW...your work is abdolutely stunning I simply love it no more to say xx

Hotter Than... said...

The work is beautiful. I really need to get mycollege stuff out the way so I can do some more fun stuff.

Kelly Fletcher said...

Loving your pincushions...

jennyflower said...

I'm sure those pin cushions will fly!