Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Flowers and a stripey frock......

Don't know where the last week has gone!! Busy, busy, busy!! And now it's half term so there are all these children wandering around in my normally quiet space!!!!
My focus at the moment (apart from the torture and torment of naming creations!!!!!!!!!!! which is on-going!!!!) is sewing some more fabric pictures.
This one was inspired by my childhood love of Milly-Molly-Mandy. Love, love, love those stories. So here she is in her little striped frock!
Strangely the part I enjoyed the most in this was the layering of the background. It's not as easy to choose fabrics as you might think and has highlighted my lack of certain colours (and the need to go fabric shopping!!!! See how I did that?!!)I've also started my first in what I hope to be a series of flower pictures. I LOVE doing these.

Now off to do more - punctuated by cries of "What can I do now? I'm bored!!" and teenagers lolling around avoiding doing GCSE work!! and eating toast. Lots of toast. Them, not me. xx


  1. Lovely Tanya! Love the flowers and the green backgrounds.
    My boys are back to school tomorrow so I'll get peace and quiet again but I'm coming down with a cold I think. All weak and dizzy today and my right eye is all weepy and bloodshot. I'm falling to bits!
    p.s hope to get the photos of Trevor and Betty's Valentines off to you soon.

  2. such pretty pictures! Hope to see some in your shop?

    hopefully you don't run out of bread.

  3. I love your fabric pictures! fantastic, love the fields in the back ground of Milly Molly and the fab colours on the flowers wonderful.... threre's just no end to your talents!!:)x

  4. Your pictures are lovely! hope you have a good week xx

  5. Milly Molly Mandy has got a lovely look and i love your vase of flowers.

  6. That picture of Milly Molly Mandy brought back such lovely memories. I loved those books as a young girl too, and read them many times. Do you remember the time she had to run an errand for everybody in the entire house and remember all those things? That's the story that sticks the most in my memory.

  7. Wow, you really captured her look so well! Her face is just right but still has your flavour too. I love your pictures, you have a real talent for bringing the fabric to life. Well done! xo ps do you play My Creative Space on thursdays? You should, I'm sure others will love your work too x