Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New work on the horizon . . .

Hello peeps - back from a relaxing Easter weekend, but truth be told it wasn't much different from other weekends as it wasn't a Bank Holiday for anyone in the family - no school break, no weekend break for Other Half and I, but anyway it was very nice due to the weather!  (and a wee bit of chocolate!)

I didn't get much crafting done as we had other things on the go.  I took some pics on Sunday though as it was such a beautiful day.  Some wild geese on the moor grazing beside our home . . .

. . . you can just about see them amongst the camouflage of the moor.  They're such big birds though - we have lots of them at this time of  year.  Sometimes they fly quite low overhead on the moor and you can hear their big wings flapping above your head - its a strange sensation!

We have a lovely swathe of daffodils growing wild across the road too - some of my bulbs must have escaped - a happy accident if ever there was one! . . . "I wandered lonely as a cloud, etc, etc." springs to mind :)

As I didn't manage any crafting, I found myself doodling halfway through Sunday - I must have been having withdrawal symptoms :)  I had an idea for a little 'tweedie' collage in mind - that tractor fetish just won't go away, hehe . . . 

That's a little swatch of one of the tweeds I used in the foreground.  I did a few preliminary notes and scribbles on what fabrics, methods, notions, etc. I was planning to use - it was quite nice to have a clear plan for once!   Yesterday (Monday) I went to it like a banshee and got so engrossed I forgot to stop for lunch LOL.  Here's the finished work before I mounted it (I put some interfacing on the back)  . . . 


And the finished piece mounted . . .


I had so much fun with this!  A little hand embroidery - lazy daisies on the left  (spot the daffies in the foreground - they had to get a look in!) . . .


Buttons and butterflies . . .


Some seagulls overhead and a little tractor smoke! . . . 


I think I managed to squeeze in all my favourite things - some lace, some buttons, some embroidery, some Kaffe Fasset fabric - a very self indulgent piece of work, I didn't hold back!  I have a small stock of these pre-cut mounts which I purchased for some other tweedie project some time ago - so I really must use them :)  It's a great excuse to get really creative . . . I added this one to my Etsy shop.

I did finish another one later in the day - I'll show that one another time though  - that's definitely enough for now (tweedie overload!!) :D

I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend, whatever you got up to :)  Bye for now!
Alison xxx

6 comments:

Gaia said...

What a lovely piece, love all the details and different textures you have used. Makes me want to go on a ride in this cute tractor :)

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

This is such a lovely idea Alison!!!!!
All the details are so sweet!!!
xxxxxx ale

Biba said...

This is gorgeous! I love the combination of Harris Tweed and colourful cottons, be it KF or Liberty. I love it!

june at noon said...

It's WONDERFUL! You MUST do more! (And, yes, I still think that children's book idea is right in line!)

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Look what I found this morning
http://homemadeatmyplace.blogspot.com/2014/04/this-morning-in-my-mailbox.html#links

I'm so happy!!!!!
Love, xxxxxxxx Ale

Claire said...

Love those Daffodils Alison, so bright and cheery.
What a fun little stitchy pic you made, it looks great.
Love seeing your tractors too bye the bye.

Claire x