Sunday, 9 February 2014

Work In Progress (it's been a long time coming...!)



I have been desperate, but without the time to, stick things to this what I think was once a first aid cabinet, that I claimed from my father-in-law, waaay before he was my father-in-law (a couple of summers ago). It's so useful and most inspiring having contacts in house-clearance!
So I made a start the other weekend. I'm going with a primary colour scheme and basically taking it from there. I'm all about the random ways my collages emerge.
I'm pleased with how this miniature collage turned out as a piece in its own right. I've used a little thimble display case that I picked up in a chazza shop in Bridlington when I visited my Mum recently. I like the way that the different objects are compartmentalised, and therefore made to look like they're something special, even though they're junk. It is my intention that it will become part of the bigger cabinet collage.

In about 3 years' time when I finally get around to finishing it! I'm not sure I'll be quite ready for the Great Sheffield Art Show this year.


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Rabbitting on.

So, when the urge to scratch that creative itch returned a couple of weeks ago, I was in need of minimal planning and instant gratification. The ideal opportunity to crack open a lovely gift from the gorgeous Stacey Leng (she'll always be Grimey to me).
Part of my Birthday gift was a DIY bunny kit by Sass and Belle. It'd been stashed in my craft cave ever since, but it seemed like just the thing to ease me back in.
The pink pom-pom tail was my own added touch. He should have had a ribbon tail.
In my head I believe I'm part 8 yr old, part elderly lady. A few months back a sweet lady came to speak to us at my church ladies group (punk as) from Samaritan's Purse UK, one of the charities that appeal for shoeboxes of gifts for children in deprived countries (Operation Christmas Child). So inspired was I, that I now cannot go on a shopping trip without looking for multipacks of childrens' toothbrushes, notebooks, crayons, you name it. I've even sorted through my hoards and been able to salvage some unopened trinkets, and I've become a dab hand at origami gift boxes.
So straight away I thought, I can donate this lovingly handcrafted, one of a kind, stuffed friend to one of those poor lonely children.
They'll either be over joyed, or gravely disappointed!


But either way, now I've got the templates, and an abundance of felt and fabric scraps, I don't think there'll be any stopping me!