Monday, 15 January 2018

Sunday, 14 January 2018

FV - Day 3

I shifted to dark green this morning after finding a lovely FQ of my painted material. Using about half was enough for today, but it helped restore the balance in what I am seeing. I'm still thinking background.  

I'm fusing this all immediately because I realize I could go nuts constantly moving pieces. Since I know some of it is going to covered with something else, it becomes a moot point.

I'm also thinking I'm at the point when I need to mock up some trees to help guide the placement of my limited painted cloth.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Forest Violets - Day 2

I'm in this one for the long haul.
I made the decision that I would not take the confetti and netting route on this piece. It was tempting as it can be SOOO quick, but I decided to take a slower, true collage approach. Consequently every piece will be cut or shaped manually.

As there is a lot of filler and blending still to be added at this time, I chose to use simple Heat and Bond over the more expensive Steam a Seam product. I'll use that later.

So what you can see......if you CAN see the difference, took about 3 hours of cutting and tweezer placing, and then I ironed it down.

Found another hour.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Forest Violets - Colour Block

Here we go.
Piece is colour blocked.
I used a piece of fusible interfacing as an underlay. Some of the larger pieces are fusied to that.
Some had a light applique fusible applied to them and the smaller pieces are attached with a school grade glue stick. Equal opportunities here!
I'm starting out at 36" sq. We'll see how that works.

Time Out - Domestic Stuff

Breakfast stuff that is.
I DO like to cook but I'm not very adventuresome. Hubby does most of the cooking but the COMFORT FOOD falls to me. Recipes that are sacrosanct from our (MY?) youth.

Breakfast stuff.
Roughly every three weeks I need to restock the larder with breakfast. And of course we have different wants. Oatmeal raisin cookies for hubby.....👨

and granola with cranberries for me 😇

I usually do them the same day. It ends up taking about 2+ hours.
Same stuff.. summer and winter.
Now back to work!