Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Central Fife Open Studios

I'm delighted to announce that I will be part of the Central Fife Open Studios this year, Venue 2,
8 Edison House, Glenrothes KY7 5QR. At the corner along from Lidl, car park backs on to Spittals building (hope that helps).
Plenty of parking, tea, coffee & loos...always useful! Of course lots of stitched textiles, sketchbooks and cards as well. 
Hope you can make it, I'm really looking forward meeting everyone.
I will post some more photos later.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Edge - textile artists Scotland latest exhibition

I am delighted to announce that I've had a few pieces selected for this exciting exhibition which starts tomorrow 2nd July  2016 at 12 noon.

You can get a couple of buses 26 & 44, think they are from York Place just down from the bus station. Get off the stop after Meadow Bank. Hope lots of people will come as it is a really big exhibition and well worth the effort, lots of fabulous things to see. My pieces are displayed in Gallery 2, I'll show some pictures in another post later. Hope you can make it. :-)x

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Game of Thrones...

As promised if a bit are a few close up images of my bird. Well, to be completely honest, I didn't design it but I did have free reign with the stitches and the colours from the threads they supplied... I still call it "my bird" all the same. I'm sure that'll be ok or at least I hope it will be...!
It is situated above the White Walker's head on The Hardhome Embroidery, named after the huge battle from series 5 of Game of Thrones.

 I've really been a bit slack on the blogging front, I completely missed the post I should have done about the Knitting and stitching Show which came to Edinburgh at the end of April. I fair enjoyed it by the way, managed to find lots of things to buy, mostly stuff I had to have but didn't really need...familiar?
Anyway, what I should have said was that I had a piece of work selected to be on show at the Edge - textile artists scotland stand. I was delighted that it was chosen for the exhibition and have had lots of lovely comments about it.
Here are a few images.

I'm only showing a little at the moment as it is destined to go on to the Edge exhibition in Edinburgh, a must see if you are interested in textiles, even if you're not it'll be a great exhibition.
I'll give more details later but it's on at 
Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, London Road 
from Saturday 2nd July to Saturday 23rd July.
Bye for now.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Game of Thrones embroidery

Check out more images on the Embroiderers' Guild website

The impressive White Walker from Game of Thrones. 

I am incredibly lucky to have my embroidered piece positioned directly above his head.
My one is the flying bird.
More info later!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Craft Fair

Falkland Palace Enchanted Palace event this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday sadly the link shows that it's sold out but you can still access the craft fair and Santa's Grotto on the day. Parking may prove to be challenging but I'm sure it'll all work out.
This is a view of my stall from the late night shopping events at Falkland, sorry I forgot to post about them.
Pop along if you can manage.

Thursday, 6 August 2015


Pittenweem Arts Festival well and truly up and running!

I've had a bit of problem with uploading some of my photos but have it all sorted out now so here's some of the work that I have in Funky Scottish on the High Street, Pittenweem.

Some of my usual little heart brooches which I really enjoy making above, below is how I've packaged them this year. 

I've made these stitched fabric flowers for a number of years now, they always change a bit with each batch. This year I have changed the machining within the petal area and decided to mount some of them on tartan paper. I'm pretty happy with how they look and are perfect for sale in Funky Scottish!

These ones are new this year, I've started writing words on some of my pieces and thought it was a good idea to try and use that technique on cards. On these ones I've free machined the words onto the lace at the very end so if I get it wrong I've jiggered the heart. I usually write out the words several times on paper before I tackle machining them, that usually works. 

New brooches with some of my "word" machining, forgot to photograph them before I packaged them. Guilty as charged, I really don't have an excuse as I've been taking more and more pictures on my phone these days so it should be easy to record as I go along. Note to self take pictures all the time, at every stage! 

Yes you've guessed it, packaged!
 A couple of my wee bird brooches in the corner, I've not made them for a while so it was nice to revisit them again.

These are a couple of new ideas, more mixed media than normally. I have been doing a fair bit of mixed media work lately so you may see  more of this type of work here soon. 

These are more like my usual work that I make for selling, some landscape poppy pictures and an abstract plant one. 

That's all for now, Pittenweem Festival ends on Sunday so only a few more days to visit if you're in the area certainly worth a visit.
Bye for now.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Good News

Hi everyone, 
I realise that it is now June and my last post was April,nearly halfway through the year and that happened,how? 
The good news is that I'm trying to get all my social media up to date. Finally got my Pinterest boards linked onto this blog, use it here or from the sidebar. Next one to link is Facebook, I've not done the sidebar yet, I've been on the computer almost all day with one thing and another so it can wait for another day. You can use the link here.

These two photos are from the other day, playing with my wee Gelli Arts plate. Love it by the way, I could play with it all day! They are samples for a class, which I'm teaching this month. I think they will probably be chopped up but haven't really decided yet.

Fiddling with some ideas, possible landscape pieces. I'm hoping that I can come up with some work for the next Edge-textile artists scotland exhibition. It's on soon so will give the details later or you can check out their website. Aaaargh, that means I need to get working! Mind you there is no guarantee that my work will get in as it is a selected exhibition still, need to get my head in gear and get the work done.
Some other gelli print ideas for the above exhibition. The subject is Myths and Legends, watch this space for more information on some of the work I've done. I've done lots for this one including a road trip, go figure. 

Ok admissions from a naughty blogger, I forgot to tell you about a most important event, my small, only me exhibition! Does that make it a solo exhibition? Gasp! 
It was at Off The Rails Arthouse in Ladybank, Fife, a lovely place where lots of different arty things happen.I had a working area set up as well as an exhibition and hands on area. I didn't get much work done but I fair enjoyed meeting everyone, the chatting and drinking many cups of tea.
 I emailed around, put it on Facebook and general word of mouth and managed to get a pretty good turn out. Thank you to all who came. I promise to be more attentive to this blog and give updates in plenty time in the future. Sorry. x

Just a few weeks ago , out and about...a nice walk with a friend ending up... 
here with a pretty cheeky chappy. The here being Pillars of Hercules, Falkland in Fife.
Yummy scone and coffee if you're passing, plenty outside seating with local wildlife as above!
Ok so that's a few of the things I've been up to since April, now what? A few classes to report on, will do that later. One that I've gone to, a couple I'm going to and that's just up to the end of the month! I'll be back soon with an update on these classes and what's ahead of me. I may pop in sooner if I take a notion...
Bye for now.
Enjoy June.