Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lust have item

Oh my goodness!! Just how adorable is this sweet little baby.This is my my lust have item of the not the baby, although it would be nice?
I just wish I could knit because this hammock would be the perfect photography prop.
You can find this pattern at 4asong

Monday, October 26, 2009

Prices reduced for pre Christmas rush

Nooshkaville pillow set was $220.00 now $99.00

Barn owl was $35.00 now $20.00

My little sparrow patch pillow was $45.00 now $25.00

Saturday, October 17, 2009

And off they go!

This order has taken me about 3 weeks to complete.Now finally the girls are all set for Geneva where they will be sold in a boutique.They seem to be doing well and the shop I stock in Paris will be opening next month.I would never have thought that something that I had made would be sold on the other side of the world.It just shows you the powerful the internet is, I love it!

First practice photos

So today was the first day to start practicing with the new camera.My initial reaction was one of shock when I realized that this was going to be a very long learning process.The manual alone is 300 pages so I have a lot of home work to do.I think the hardest thing for me was getting used to the focus as I am trying to do it manually.This made it really hard when my first subjects where children!
Overall I am thrilled with the new camera and at he moment its become a permanent piece of jewelery around my neck.
Angel eyed Annan

And his beautiful big sister Fraya

When I saw this picture of Sofia it was like a glance into the future,she looks so grown up
 We had a great time playing with the kids and I cant wait to do it all again!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hello weekend

Well as you could have guessed by the lack of photos, I have not yet received my new baby.Hopefully my camera will arrive on Monday so I can get practicing.It has given me plenty of time though to research a new lens that I'm already planning to buy.See the photos I really want to achieve need a portrait lens.I would really like my subject to be sharp and in focus and the background  soft and blurry.The only trouble is that I didn't realize just how much this would cost me! I new that they would be expensive but no matter how hard I look they all seem to be around the 1000.00 mark! Yikes I better start doing some more dolls! So this weekend instead of playing with my new camera I am doing what I should be and that is creating and concentrating on the dolls for the Switzerland shop and a couple for the etsy shop.But first I am heading out for a coffee with my dear friend at the local cafe...then I'll get started. Hope you all have a lovely and productive weekend too.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My new treat!!

photo courtesy of

I'm absolutely bursting at the seams to tell someone about my new toy! In a couple of days I will have my new SLR D90 Nikon camera.Its been on my wish list for four years and last night I thought "why not" So I just did it and I have never felt so excited. What made it even better is that its been entirely funded with my craft.There was no need to ask permission or justify the purchase to anyone and even if I had to I would say its more like an investment.The only thing that customers have to view of my product is a photo and to get the type of photos needed with my little hand held camera can be very time consuming.Now I will just have to learn how to operate it,but you now what they say "practice makes perfect" I just feel sorry for the people that have to sit and look through my huge pile of photos?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Free motion Quilting

Earlier in the year I was treated to a class with the amazing Kim Bradley.Kim is an amazing artist who draws not with a pencil but with her sewing machine.Her free motion quilting is so smooth and accurate you would almost think that a machine has done it.She is someone that I look up to and admire and if I was only half as good as her I would be over the moon.

Above is the free motion piece that I have just recently completed.It is entirely free motioned and every outline is stitched.The entire background is stippled. 

This piece now hangs in Sofia's room and in the dark the opal dust catches the light that sneaks in through her bedroom door.

After I had finished quilting it I then colored it with a combination of water soluble pencils and pastels.It is fully washable and permanent as textile medium was used in this process.I already have another project in mind and cant wait to get started.