Thursday, 10 May 2012

Creative space . . . new work and old

I spent the earlier part of this week working on stock for my local Art Gallery shop - I didn't expect to get it finished but I must have got a last minute spurt of energy/drive and it's now all away and hopefully it's being put on the shelves today. It wasn't a formal order as such and I'd just said to the nice girl in the shop that I'd put my 'usual stuff' in - a few each of my 'tweedie' collectables . . .

The teddies and the dinos always seemed to be reasonably popular, but I decided to add a slightly new design, just for my own satisfaction! These 'sleepy' birds did the trick for me, and it was lovely to add something a little different - whether they will agree with that in the shop, I don't know yet! The boys gave me a little advice, which actually made quite a difference to the end result, hence the 'sleepy' birds came into being . . .


They're very tired after their long flight, hehe :)

Just look at this cute pair who were waiting outside the house this morning - they were visiting in our garden last night, so we had to close the gate but they were obviously enjoying eating the grass and decided to stay the night - a bit of Bed and Breakfast, why not, hehe! . . .

Just love the little lamb, with his floppy ears - they're a completly different breed to the usual 'black-faced' Hebridean sheep, but I've no idea what they are, apart from the fact that they look very funny and cute (the wool looks pretty good though, hehe!) . . .

The 'grannies' are a work in progress of course, and this is as far as I've got but I'll continue with it as a chair throw which I hope it'll be (4 squares in width) . . .

Joining in with my 'Creative Space' again today, although my laptop is being a little naughty, or perhaps it's the owner who has been a little naughty and it just needs a good hoovering out - ooops! :)

Alison x

4 comments:

Claire said...

Hey Alison you've been busy as, all your makes look gorgeous.
Love the colours you've used and the sleepy birds are cute as...
How exciting to walk into the art gallery and see them all on the shelf waiting for new homes.

Love black faced sheep with their cute offspring.

The black border around your grannies gives them great definition and makes the colours pop, keep hooking away.....

Alessandra said...

Love your sleepy birds!! Really cute!!!
And what your granny squares? As you know, I'm addicted too!!!
xxxx Alessandra

peli said...

love the birds...love everything here...im following! :)

june at noon said...

I love the birds! The mix of fabrics is great, and I love the eyelashes!