Friday 28 June 2013

Thursday 27 June 2013

Wednesday 26 June 2013

spider 20/100

spider 20/100
I am 1/5 of the way to my 100 days. My fabric is looking pretty good. I am not sure I would want all these spiders to come to life in the studio!

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Monday 24 June 2013

Mermaid and spider

I have just finished this mermaid doll. I had the idea while I was making my last quilt from the Tula Pink Salt water fabric, so the leftover fabric along with some other scraps went to make a new cloth doll. This week I need to write up the pattern so it is ready to go on sale for the Quilting Symposium in July.

Spider 18/100

Sunday 23 June 2013

Saturday 22 June 2013

Friday 21 June 2013

spider 15/100

Spider 15/100

Just a tiny one today, busy day!

Thursday 20 June 2013

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Tuesday 18 June 2013

spider 12/100

                                                       3D legs on the spider today.

Monday 17 June 2013

spiders and chairs

Spider 11/100
Sunday was such a wet day the only thing to do was sew. I had plans to recover the cushions on this chair for ages. I used leftover fabric from a couple of skirts I had made, so the fabric cost nothing. I got the chair from our local junk shop. It looks so much better, cheers up a rainy day.

Sunday 16 June 2013

spider 10/100

Spider 10/100
This spider was stitched using spider silk. I pulled apart the abandoned web from the Golden Orb web that was living in the garden. It was so strong I had no problem sewing with it.

Saturday 15 June 2013

spider 8 and 9

Spider 8

Spider 9
Well I have done the first week of the 100 days. It is taking longer the think of how to stitch the spiders so we will see how next week goes. Still having fun with it so that's a good sign.

Thursday 13 June 2013

spider 7/100

Spider 7/100. Pink but a little bit scary, think its the long thin legs. Makes me think it could run pretty fast. I wonder when I will start giving them names!

If this is the 1st time you have looked at this blog, I am at the start of a 100 day project. I am stitching a spider every day for 100 days, along side 100's of others doing other small creative acts for 100 days. We are on day 7! will I still be excited on day 67?

Wednesday 12 June 2013

spider 6/100

Spider number 6. Another scary one!

Tuesday 11 June 2013

spider 5/100

Spider 5/100
I have started to notice that the size, colour and type of stitch used for each of my spiders seems to make them cute or scary. I find that very interesting, I wonder if I will start to stitch non-scary spiders! over the next 95 we will see.

Monday 10 June 2013

Spider 4/100

Spider 4/100. French knots and bullion knot legs. A little girl on my walking school bus told me it should be purple today.

Sunday 9 June 2013

A touch of Gold

Spider 3/100
My yellow head is starting to get hair. Its great to be doing some Goldwork again. I am just using up scraps of gold that I have had floating around so he will have various textures and shades of gold through his hair, just like when the sun bleaches hair.

Saturday 8 June 2013

spider, day 2

Spider number 2, on the whole piece it looks like this one is about to eat spider number 1.

Friday 7 June 2013

1st day of 100 days

Today is the 1st day of the 100 days project. I have signed up along with 100's of other people to do a small creative act each day for the next 100 days. We all post our daily creation on the website and I will post mine here as well.

I have decided to stitch a spider everyday for the next 100 days. I am sure you can guess where the inspiration for this came from! It needs to be fast and small. I have tacked a grid onto my background fabric and I will just fill each space with a spider, however I can think of stitching one each day. Hopefully I will not repeat myself during the 100 spiders!

In case you needed a real spider update, the golden orb web has disappeared, not sure where. It is the winter here now so she may have gone to hide somewhere away from the cold and will appear again in the summer, who knows! she was great to have while she was here and by mid September I will have 100 stitched spiders to remember her.

Monday 3 June 2013

Fabric flowers and beer

I had some interesting bottles that needed something extra. So I spent a couple of hours making fabric flowers for them. A new arrangement for the centre of our table.

Saturday 1 June 2013

'Watching' is off to the USA

My big quilt ' Watching' has got into the quilt show in Houston, USA. The show is in November, it is the same show that Kiss went to a couple of years ago. Kit is already planning the teaching trip! maybe one day I will be asked to teach over there, have to get that book written!