Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Vacation, snails and a sketch


I´ve been away on a little vacation
We spend a week in the new old house.
The weather was perfect.

Trying to get hold of the garden.
The weeds had taken over during the last few years.




doing my best
and learning



see these little sprouds...
they were my pretty newly planted dahlias
uh oh

the snails are eating it all


fighting back though.
I emptied all my jars and plastic containers to put over 
those little sprouds to let them grow a bit.
ordered some anti snail stuff ( it only harms the snails - I promise)
and hopefully it´ll do it's trick.

it´s already looking better.
Hopefully I´ll be able to show some pretty
dahlias during summer.



the peonies are blooming though




and so were the poppies


I managed to make a little sketch before
 they were gone.

I spend most of the time fighting the weeds
but managed to make some icads in between too.

I´ll show you some next time.

Tina ♥♥♥



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

It´s Icad time again


The annual Icad challenge have started.
I had so much fun with this last year, so I decided to join in  again this year.
In case you don´t know what the Icad challenge is - it´s all 
about creating on a daily basis.
Not the outcome but the process

The challenge is hosted by 
Tammy Garcia over at DaisyYellow.



gathering suppliers for the years challenge


prepping come cards.

The challenge starts on June 1th.
Create an index card a day (Icad) for the months
of June and July - a total of 61 cards



This is my card #1
ephemera and fabric pieces.

If you would like to join - it´s not too late.
Jump in and give it a try.
Read more about it all here


happy creating

Tina ♥♥♥




Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Open Art Studios

As usual, we spend Whitsun with great friends
visiting Open Art Studios.
An annual event a few hours drive up north.

All the artists in the area are opening their studios
during this 3 days event.

Here´s a few photos from the trip.






If I can get away with it  - I love to snap a
few photos in the artists workrooms too




did a little drawing in my sketchbook, from one of the 
drawings we saw.


I had been looking forward to this trip
and are already looking forward to next years too.
it´s so inspiring.

ps: I might have an agreement with one
of the galleries for next your - cross my fingers here.

Have a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥


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 ♥♥♥