Thursday, 15 October 2009

my creative space . . .

Just finished the last of my 'tweedie' matryoshka dolls last night, and so here they are! This little pile are bound for my local Gallery shop, who kindly take a range of my products. I've had a few nice comments recently from people who have spotted my pieces here, so it's obviously a good retail outlet to stick with! It's a busy little shop and I think the right target market for my kind of craft - a little bit quirky with a local (tweedie) twist!

I added some backing fabric to add weight and smoothness, otherwise the matryoshka fabric was too thin against the weight of the Harris Tweed. When I started them on Monday, I was all set to make them on my sewing machine but after one test-drive I decided I got a smoother, softer finish by hand-sewing them, which is how I usually make individual ones anyway. I am a hand-sewing nut anyhow, so I might as well continue in that vein! (will probably not make me very rich though!!)

I love the colours of this one, which I backed with a rich co-ordinating teal/cream check Harris Tweed. Not so much of a 'creative space' today, as a 'creative heap'! The boys are on October hols and I will be taking 'Little S' to the dentist later on, which will be a good excuse for a browse around the shops and some retail therapy I think!!

Bye for Now! More creative spaces over here :)

18 comments:

karuski said...

What a lovely bunch of little dolls. They look so cute together!

Karin said...

How exciting to have your beautiful work displayed in a shop! Those little girls you have there are very cute.

Biba said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! I love mixing of cultures as well - Scotland meets Russia seems like a really good idea :)!

Happy crafting!

yardage girl said...

Hello from Australia! Love your "tweedie dolls" and your blog - glad I found you! Harris Tweed is superb - lucky you!

Swirlyarts said...

These are fantastic - love them!

Sally said...

Love your tweedie dolls. Delightful.

janet said...

Alison...they are adorable! Once again you show us how very creative you are and we are smiling ;-)

Leslie said...

Those are so cute! I love them.

june at noon said...

Alison, I love them! Will you be putting any in your online shops? Ideas are forming for my sister's Christmas gift. ;)

Jennifer Rose said...

if people have given you nice comments about your items, it is def a good store to sell from.

they look so nice piled together like that :)

RedorGrayArt said...

they are really so very lovely `you are such an artist!

Kirsty said...

I'm with you on the hand sewing thing. I'm always much happier with things I sew by hand.

Marion said...

Very pretty and I'm sure the handsewing makes them more special. You can't beat it.
What is the name of the gallery you supply?

Tweed Delights said...

Hi Marion - I supply the 'An Lanntair' Gallery, Stornoway :)

Marion said...

The reason I asked is because I've just sent an order to a gallery shop - first order to the Outer Hebrides! - and I wondered if it was the same one. But my order is away to the Blue Pig Studio. Do you know it?

{kimmymade} said...

These are so cute!!

Tweed Delights said...

Marion, haven't visited the Blue Pig Studio, but it looks nice from adverts I've seen :)

Penny said...

They're so cute!!!!