Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Still here Stitching


I´m still here
hanging around - trying to keep my nose up the water.
I can´t continue with the bad exuses - let´s just call it 'family attack'

I´m going to try to get back to a good blogging habit
I do miss it

so

in between remoddeling the new old house ( the summerhouse)
and some very busy family stuff, I have been stitching a bit


using some of my old envelopes found at the flea in 
sweden and Italy
and little bits of vintage fabric pieces


I´ve been stitched up some little art pieces


I like to think of these as little garden pieces



here´s some close ups



some have been listed in the shop
some will be framed for an upcoming fall project
of which I´m very ecited.
(more about the later)


work in progress pic.



These reminds me of sunflowers
in a way

Stiched upon stiched pieces
I like the slow work in these

if there´s someone out there still peaking in
I wish you a beautiful day.

Tina ♥♥♥



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Collage Work


I really like the idea of
combining the collage work with the stitching

I´ve been working with that
making some little kind of 'books'
with no pages inside - sort of a cover like
I´m not sure what to call these
but maybe you know, when you´ve seen my photos




here´s my worktable
with work in progress.
Gathering suppliers for a new piece
I love this stage in the creative process too


starting the background
adding little piece along the way


stitching little piece to add too


here´s a closeup



another one with a blue tone
making the background first
and then the sticthed pieces



they can stand
can you see


I think they are like little books without pages


maybe you know a better word for these
Let me hear.

*************

Spring is around the corner
I´m spending almost all my spare time remodeling
a new 'old ' house.
We´re taking over my MIL´s house
and are going to use it as a summer house.
if everything works out
I´m going to have a second studio

I´ll keep you posted 

Wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥




Sunday, 1 February 2015

Little Stitched Books



I´m trying to combine the stitching love
with my love for bookmaking




here´s some stitching work in progress


and close up on those little squares.
Experimenting with different stitch


cut a pieces of vintage floral fabric
and added some signatures inside


ordinary blank pages inside


close up on the binding.
it´s just some running stitch
to hold the pages - I´m not sure
if there a proper word for this binding.


composing another one


here´s the stitching part
in progress on a beautiful sunny day


a green/turquise cloth for the cover


close up on the front



two little notebooks
with a button as closure.

The covers on these are just cloth
so they' re kind of primitive in a way
but pretty too, I think.

For sale in my shop

Thank you so much for visiting

Tina ♥♥♥



Saturday, 24 January 2015

The First Textile Pieces



remember the cloth pieces I prepared
before my break?

I showed you the beginning here
Now I have them finished
The first ones



I sewed on the word 'Elements' on this piece
my second piece ever
I worked with different tecniques on this
learned something about the thickness of layers
some parts were really hard to stitch through
I like it though



and this one
with circles on it
that turned out like jellyfish and shells


the beginning of new little pieces


left piece finished with a Jellyfish


I´ve also been working on a new shop.
This is for my collages and textile art






This shop is not to replace my Etsy Shop
It´s an experiment
We´ll see if it will work out.

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend

Tina ♥♥♥



Saturday, 17 January 2015

A break too long and an Announcement



So
this break turned out to be
much longer than expected

december went with waiting
and a cancelled surgery.
a new shedule and little more waiting.

finally a surgery on January 5th
and then a few weeks of recovery.

things are better
I´m almost back to my good old self.
Just need the last check in a week.

I´m sure everything will be fine 
I´m almost ready to start to new year

***

and now to the announcement

A new Year have begun and that means
changings in the studio.

After designing and selling my handmade bears for 13 years
it´s time for me to close down my bearmaking business.

As some of you know, I also work with Collage and Textile Art, 
and my desire to develope and work with that
have grown this past year. 
And as I still work parttime in a dayjob,
I no longer have the requered 
time to keep up with the bear making.

bears through the years

I have enjoyed working with those little souls during those 13 years and have
so many happy memories from that.
 I will treasure those for always.

One little bear is left on my wesite
go here to have a look
and lots of mohair, mini bear fabric and suppliers
have been listed here

**

Will be back soon 
to share what´s going on in the studio

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Tina ♥♥♥







Thursday, 11 December 2014

Slowing down - Working with Fabric


The holiday season is here
I´m slowing down
it´s a need and a must.

This year have been a very stressful year for me
it´s time for some quiet days.

I´m going to catch up on my workshops



these are samplers
the beginning of little quilts
or the play with fabric


inspired by Jude Hill
I signed up a workshop over at Spirit Cloth
I love her style


little details on my first sampler


and here it is .- finished
worked on this for days
while waiting for the result of xray and biopsy
with tiny little stitches
only thing I was capable of


the start of the second one
weawed the base
and added elements


a little experiment with handdying and rust



didn´t turned out quite as I wanted.
need the practice more
and find out the secrets
but I did get some pretty marks


weawing across the moon
Jude is so good at this
I wanted to try - had too many layers
Going to give it another try

results came from hospital
everything was benign 
only need a surgery on dec. 22th


more elements

I´m not sure where this will take me.
I´m just enjoying the slow work with tiny stitches
as for now

exploring and learning



Tina ♥♥♥ 


Saturday, 29 November 2014

Craft Fair



Preparations for my Craft Fair


work in progress



I´m going to have my collage work shown
in public for the first time



everything is framed and ready


working on the display


I´ll be at the Craft Fair this weekend
Nov. 29th and 30th

Held on

Strandstræde 12
Roskilde

open both days 11-17

If you´re in the area
do come and say hi.

wishing you all a beautiful weekend

Tina ♥♥♥