Wednesday, 20 April 2016


We are stampeding through the year - I don't know where the last 2 weeks went!
I was here at home, busy with all sorts of activities and the usual jobs etc.
Time just whizzes by.

So here I am ready to show you what I have been up to and the state of my work table for WOYWW.
Join in if you are a fellow crafter with an urge to expose all to other like minds!
This is the little blind that I have finished for Maxine...

 In spare moments I made two cards for my two favourite ladies...

So, firstly I need to say that the inspiration for these two embroidered collages came from Diane - Velvet Moth. Her work is stunningly beautiful and her set of winter inspired collages prompted me to dabble in a different colour way. Thanks Diane - Maxine and I really love your work!

This is the one I made for Annie (Wipso - A stitch in time - little sis) for her wedding anniversary.

And this is the one that I made for Maxine's birthday.

I dumfed (needle-felted) some silk onto felt and then added lace and other bits and bobs before embroidering and beading.

Well that's it for this week.
I have homemade chicken soup and freshly baked bread buns waiting for lunch with my little visitors.
See you soon.
Have a great week and thanks for calling by.

x Jo


Annie said...

I love the fabric for the blind Jo and the cards are fab....being the proud owner of one of them of course :-) Enjoy your day with the birthday girl.
Annie x

Barb said...

They are two lucky girls to have your beautiful cards. I love the soft colours you've used. The blind looks lovely. Barbx #26

Artatag said...

These collages are so beautiful! Looove them!
Gabriele 53

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Diana Taylor said...

Your little embroideries are beautiful and I love the gentle colours - that pretty pale teal is gorgeous with the pale pink. Thank you for the mention too - I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great week,
Diana #28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those are beautiful cards, that's a definite nod in Diana's direction. She's so talented, isn't she? I live the soft colours you've used, just gorgeous. Wish I had your patience!!
Any soup left over, it sounded lush!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Helen said...

I agree about how fast the year is going... love your dumfing pictures. Helen #1

BJ said...

Your embroidered collages are exquisite. Happy WOYWW - BJ #17.

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh, that's a coincidence. I have made soup as well. Lots of veg and pearl barley.
Your dumfing is beautiful as always. I like the blind. It's gorgeous material.
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a good week,

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful work - the cards are just fabulous. The blind looks nice - wonderful fabric.

Sharon K #49

Neet said...

Dumfing, embroidery, chicken soup and home made buns - what more could make the world seem a brighter place? Plus sunshine of course - enjoy and make the most of it.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

sandra de said...

They are beautiful little pieces of fabric art and I think we are all inspired by Diane. Isn't it lovely to have access to so much beautiful craft/art all in one week. I particularly like the fabric you have chosen for the blind.
sandra de @11

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful makes. Take care Zo xx 35

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Jo, I must say those are really awesome cards, I do so love you girls and your dumfing. I must admit those this soft delicate shading of these two wins a special spot on my " I love it list. :) happy WOYWW!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - love Paris but this my be our last trip for some time .. hoping not but ....
Love the colours that you have used in these two cards, most unusual but effective.
Take care and have a good week
Bishopsmate #30

Gretel said...

They are gorgeous - I love the subdued and delicate colours! Thank you for your good wishes on my blog the other week; I am very late in returning the favour - ironically I've been stuck on a PC for weeks, but not in a good or sociable way! xx