Friday, 25 January 2013

Creativity Venture #1

Good Morning crafty peeps.
 I am back today with something a little different than my usual stuff.
I promised myself that 2013 was going to be my year for making fabric art as I have a ton of doilies i've been hoarding, but i've been a bit lax {ok scared} in actually getting started, So when I was given my first 'personal' challenge from an online art group i'm part of called "Creativity Venture" I was forced to make a start.
 I don't mean that in a bad way, I really needed the push and was so glad as I had tons of fun with the 2 projects I made.
My challenge was to make 2 fabric cuffs inspired by Pg 57 of the wonderful book
Layered, Tattered & Stitched by Ruth Rae.








The one above was created with felt, vintage doilies, junk jewellery and some stamped cotton.
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The one below was an old denim dungaree strap, a mix of several cut up vintage doilies and some coloured lace.






I like the denim one so much so that i'm keeping it but the other one I think i'll pop in my etsy store some time next week. Having no job is really starting to suck, so all the pennies I can make ATM is a big help!
{now in my Etsy HERE} Think I might be making a few more for the etsy when time permits.
Thanks for taking the time to come visit me, I really appreciate you stopping by x
Till next time...
Stay Inky 
♥ HUGZ ♥
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22 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

whooothoot... LOVE them both... go you!!! xx

Krisha said...

Oh Minxy, the cuffs are beautiful. I quite like the denim one too.

Netrix said...

They're gorgeous nicky very pretty and original. Thanks for sharing
X

Helen said...

wow, this is very different for you - but I love them! well done on taking the plunge - I am sure there will be no stopping you now!!

craftimamma said...

Well done Minxy for facing your demons, lol! I don't know why you were worried as these are gorgeous. My own personal favourite is the first one because I think it has a 'bygone era' look to it and I like the stamping onto the cotton but the second one is equally lovely and I can see why you want to keep it.

Hope the job situation resolves itself very soon buddy.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Nicky, they are beautiful. You should definitely make more, I'm sure they'd sell in a minute.

Astrid Maclean said...

OOOOOH I am loving this!!! Stunning! I saw some of these on Pinterest, such a fab idea! Gorgeous! Clever little you!! I am full of admiration, I am positively scared of fabric and my sewing machine.....

Ria Gall said...

Oh WOW these are beautiful and so on trend. Really really love these
Ria

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow these are so pretty, love how you managed to squeeze a stamp on to the first one lol Very original xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohhh so purdy! I want one!

Sandy Jones said...

They are just lovely sweet,, and it didn't hurt one bit making them,,lol
Thanks 4 sharing x :)

Karen said...

ooooo these are gorgeous! I especially love the top one x

Julia Smith said...

They look great Nicky, great use of your fabrics, great way to recycle some core fabric items too x

Gillian .... said...

Both really pretty Nicky, especially LOVE the 1st one. x

butterfly said...

I think both cuffs are gorgeous - I've no doubt at all you could make some pennies this way! Will be keeping an eye on your store for that first one...
Alison x

craftytrog said...

You clever Minxy...they're both stunning! xxx

Sam Butler said...

Oh WOW Nicky they are soooo cool

Sam xxx

anon said...

Oh Nicky!!! I Love them!!!!! They worked so well!!! Cant wait to see more!! xxx

hazel said...

I love these lots Nicky - they're fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

lastdoorstudio said...

You can tell from the comments that you did a wonderful job..

So pleased you brave the sewing machine..

The end results are stunning..

Great job.

Carol Gibson said...

I think both cuffs are
fabulous.

cat lacigale said...

these cuffs are gorgeous ! I would wear the two of them !