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

Saturday, March 5, 2011

books and a guest post!!

Good morning everyone! Yes I'm here, even though I have visitors of the daughter kind. The reason?? My guest post over here. I want to say Hi to anyone who has come over from there and also ask you all to go have a look and maybe leave a comment. Who knows, if you do that then they may think you like me!!
Today is also book day....they're all put together now and in the shop. Actually, there are only three available, the other three were reserved but go have a look anyway and don't forget my little tutorial, right hand side with tips on how these can be embellished.

These are slightly different to the last ones. There are really good images of my work in these, a little extra inspiration maybe, something to look at and maybe spark an idea. The pages are still made with very high quality Bockingford watercolour paper and there are also extra leaves of graph paper for doodling and notes.
Now I am off to spend time with my little girl, to make lunch, have a chat, maybe go out somewhere. Don't forget I won't be here tomorrow, It's baby Lydia's christening. Sorry it's short and sweet today but I just want to say thankyou once again to Madame Samm for letting me loose on her amazing blog. See you monday!


Marie said...

Lovely books and what a fun interview.
I love your sense of always make
me smile. Hope you have fun with your daughter

Frog Quilter said...

Hi. Love your toe wrap. Beautiful. In the mornings I wrap a quilt (regular) around my feet too. How funny! A good way to start the day by using a quilt you have created. Hugs

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Karen,

Beautiful guest post over there! And, a wonderful explanation of your toe wrap.

I also took another look at your Etsy Shop. I'm getting more and more encouragement to set one up with my knitting and crochet. A retirement plan!

As always, I just love your blog. I hope your weekend with Helen is just fantastic.


Miss 376 said...

I knew it was you as soon as I saw the title! These books are amaxing, really put the little pieces into perspective
Have a great time with your daughter and enjoy tomorrow

deanna7trees said...

great interview. loved seeing all those pics of your toe wrap, once again. enjoy your weekend with your daughter.

Helck Souza said...

Lindo trabalho. Uma peça mais linda que a outra. Parabéns!

Rachel said...

Delightful, Karen, these look very bright and cheerful!

Suztats said...

Wonderful books and a nice interview: I smiled. ;-)

Dot said...

Hi! I followed you here from Stash Manicure, (does that make me a stalker? :) ) and am now a follower of YOUR blog. I love it here! So glad I found you...


StitchinByTheLake said...

I loved your post over at Stash and I love your books. :) blessings, marlene

Patchwork Linda said...

What a lovely guest post, hope you get asked again to do a book post as they are so neat.

Tammie said...

holy moly ms. Karen, you have created beauty!

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful things you had done and I´ll bee back to your lovely blog again :)

Take care!

Hoola Tallulah said...

Lovely little booklings!
Loved the interview <3