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







Friday, December 2, 2011

a plethora of puffs......







In recognition of my latest exciting venture, you know....the one I completely forgot about!!......and about which there is more information through this link,
which will take you to the blog of Alma Stoller where there is a lot more information.....I am showing you puffs. That is a very long sentence, probably half of it unnecessary and it is meant to say...in the most complicated way possible, that I am having a celebratory puff give away..we got there in the end....eventually....at last....
If you haven't switched off yet or gone insane because I can't string a few words together then read on.....
I am giving away TWO sets of SIX puffs, two lucky, or unlucky depending on your point of view, winners. All you need to do is say hi in the comment section, simple.......
Now I haven't actually made the puffs yet and I can't guarantee that I have any of the above fabric left but you can kind of choose what you want. Lace? Gingham? Printed Cloth? Vintage Cloth? You can let me know if you win.......
Last night a very nice man came and fixed my computer!! I am so excited, I have working speakers for the first time in century's.....I do hope the neighbours like Robbie Williams!!

41 comments:

jill said...

Hi
I was just going to say hi but had a quick look at the link and I can see why you got excited so well done for being included in this exciting venture.

jennyflower said...

As one who has already been fortunate to win some of your delicious puffs I can highly recommend them to one and all. No good modern home should be without them!

saraz said...

Hi. It's me Sara. I would love to have some puffs!

deanna7trees said...

seeing your puffs just make the engines inside of me to start running. i must make some more puffs for my wrapping cloth.

Sequana said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now - I just signed up for the workshop yesterday - and now this. *S* I would LOVE to win some puffs.

I'm excited to be making me own with your help too.

Flaming Nora said...

Hi. I'm feeling so brain dead today that something witty and pithy to say just aint happening. So Hi is all I can manage. x

Hoola Tallulah said...

hehehe waffler after my own heart, and what a brilliant giveaway, count me in, I want me some puffs! :)

Jane said...

Puffs are so cute! I would love a set.
Jane

Suztats said...

Hi. Karen, I have a penchant for your pretty puffs.I'd so love to win some.
Stitched Workshops sounds like a great idea!

Chris said...

Hi! I always enjoy peeking into your blog to see what's new.

Coach Tina said...

I personally can atest to the fact that the puffs Karen makes are wonderful-I won the last puff give away-they are stunning! Sign your name up here right away-don't wait, you will love the puffs if you are the lucky winner!

The puffs are beautiful, Karen!

jan b. said...

I'd love some lily-white lacey puffs, please!

Rachel said...

I'm glad to hear your computer is working again. Blogging does rather demand a working computer!

KMK said...

Hi -- your puffs are lovely. I'd like some, please.

gill said...

I was about to click through and leave a comment on your beautiful puffs when I saw you were giving some away!
Yes please!

Elizabeth said...

You can listen to Robbie again!!!! Will this have an effect on your embroidery? I just have to wait and see.

Have fun.

MosaicMagpie said...

I am the proud owner of some of your pretty puffs! They will both be lucky winners!
Deb

Beacee said...

Glad you computer's sorted. Love the puffs!

Unknown said...

I think a handful of these adorable little puffs would just make anyone's day.

Miss 376 said...

So glad the computer glitches are fixed.
I was thinking of funky puffs last night, and the woven balls. I have a project in mind to use some, and couldn't work out which

KJE said...

Hello! I love your puffs!
Karen E.

Jean Lennon said...

have just found your site and you are tempting me to try white work. I know how to work a lot of embroidery stitches but now need to know how to place them in a pattern for this work

Carol Q said...

coo, what an exciting project to be involved with Karen. they have a wonderfully cheerful page which just beckons you to join in. love your little puffs, so delicate and neat

Deb said...

such a beautiful and interesting blog you have karen,

saved now in my favorites!

merry Christmas from canada

Jane S. said...

Plethora, now there's a word that doesn't get used nearly enough!

Thank you for having a giveaway for some of your lovely puffs, I'd love to be entered in for them. :)

Jeannie said...

Hi! Have a wonderful weekend.

Barbara said...

I just love them all, I must have a go at making some with my leftover bits from your last button class.
Barbara
x

Laura Jane said...

LOVE to say HI!
Your PUFFS are toot sweet...
Who would NOT want a few of them?

Rita A. said...

These look so fun and I would love finding a place for them. If I should happen to win. Thank you.

Elizabethanne said...

Hello Karen,
How lovely it would be to win a set of your wonderful puffs. Your Friend Elizabeth xx

DIAN said...

I checked the link and it looks like good value - congratulations for your part in this.

Love the puffs of course.

Jacqueline deRuyter said...

Your online course looks like fun! And your puffs are beautiful:)

Dolores said...

Well, hi. All the puffs are pretty. Glad you have working speakers. They really are a must. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Tammie said...

hi hi hi! ;-)

SuZ Stuff said...

beautiful puffs!

I will be signing up for the STITCHED workshop...looks fab!

cottonreel said...

Hi Karen , I love my booklet and I would also like some puffs

Best wishes Kathleen

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oh boy....definitely saying hi!

Doreen G said...

I thought "How come I missed this post"--then realised it was when I was away on holidays.

Sandra K said...

Hi Karen. I would love some of your puffs! Can't wait to start your class in January.

Corinne Loomer said...

Merry Christmas Karen! Thank you for all your beautiful photos! I love, love, love those puffs of yours! Maybe I'll be one of the lucky ones!

liniecat said...

Hi there............hope Im not too late lol