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Bathroom art

I couldn’t decide on what combination I would use so preceded to gather all the necessary accoutrements that I could find. I found some scrap pieces of felt – synthetic and natural, some wadding, wool tops, embroidery thread, an assortment of beads and various pieces of synthetic organza. I finally decided to group them in […]

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Time for a test drive

I sat at the table in my new sparklingly clean and organised studio and thought “where the hell is everything?” First of all, I couldn’t find my design book or even a pencil, then as the ideas began to flow for my new bathroom project, I had no idea where anything was. Ideas would pop […]

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Getting my house in order

Apparently Larry King is credited with this quote he was talking about getting his house in order to reduce the confusion, a direct reference to personal organisation. It dawned on me that that is exactly what I needed to do, after I started cleaning my studio the cleaning frenzy took over and before I knew […]

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Creative block or my life as a seesaw

I haven’t written anything in my blog for a couple of months now as I’ve had a massive creative block. My creative juices were flowing freely until after we got back from Europe, I came down with a virus which put everything on hold. Not just my uni studies, but house work, office work, absolutely […]

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At last!

My fairy lights came!  I can finally finished my beaded curtain project and I can get on with new ones.  Not much to tell about their construction – I just pushed them through and cut the holes.  The assembly was a little more difficult though – it took me a few goes to get the […]

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Combinations

All that’s left to do is to put the curtain together.  As the opening is an arch I think I will have to make a hood or covering to bring it altogether but I feel I need to see the curtaining hanging before deciding on the shape.  And in order to do that – I […]

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Fairy Lights

There is one more type of strip I planned to make.  I’ve made two felt tubes and had planned to embroider them then thread a sting of Fairy Lights down them with holes for the LEDs to poke out of.  But I am having immense amounts of trouble getting hold of Fairy Lights.  Apparently the […]

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Embossing Powders and Felt

Stampers and Scrapbook fanatics will be very familiar with Embossing Powders.  Used with special stamp pads, felt tip markers and a heat gun they produce a raised image of your drawing or stamp.  I started to play around with these powders and their effect on felt a couple of years ago and just loved the result.  It […]

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Millefiori felt beads

Millefiori is the name of beautiful glass beads from Murano near Venice.  We can imitate their patterns with felt by making a long snake or sausage with multiple layers of wool then cutting the up when they’re done. The ones above started with a thin roll of bright blue wool which I lightly prefelted then covered the sausage with a […]

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