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Satin Cheese Plant…

I had an idea to make a cheese plant, this was inspired by seeing the cheese plant when doing Yoga With Adriene. I didn’t want a cheese plant that would grow too big or might result in soil spilling onto the carpet, so decided that a mini one would be ideal.

My favourite fabric at present is satin, I love how the light catches it and used it recently for the Bird and Flowers Cushion. The cushion featured leaves and so I can recognise the idea flow through these projects.

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The Bird and Flowers Cushion

Following this commission project I made a bookmark, a pretty lady emerged, and then an eye mask.

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So botanics were a theme flowing, or should I say ‘growing’ through my work, largely this was inspired by Botanica – Encyclopedia of Inspiration by Uppercase Magazine, a book I love. My garden is also a huge source of inspiration and vital to my creative process.

Here’s the cheese plant creation process in a one minute video. Including a quick animation that I was inspired to make. This quickly shows the steps to creating the miniature cheese plant…

This video and my growing collection of art videos can be seen on my YouTube channel.

I’m really pleased with this outcome and eager to see where this leads on to, I have some ideas but not ready to share them just yet.

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Cheese Plant in Satin – Copyright Kim

Related creations that led to this work are:

Bird and Flower Cushion

Eye Mask

Mini Bunting

My Life in Paper

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Enjoy creating…

Bye x

All the images are copyrighted.

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Puppet – Paper Art Design

As a gift for a delightful three year old little girl I designed and made a glove puppet.

A new creative experience, using paper art techniques learned in my paper artworks and textiles and sewing techniques learned in beauty bag creating, the development of the toy is shown in pictures here.

I chose bold colours, cute icons – bluebird, butterflies, flowers and tried to use elements in threes (such as buttons) for counting practice as it was a 3rd birthday gift. 🎁

Completed paper design ready for scanning. I then printed the scan onto special paper using special inks that transferred the fabric design onto the satin fabric when I placed them together in the heat press.

Added a fleecy wadding behind and then stitched into the two layers to accentuate elements of the design with a quilting effect that has a lovely feel and makes the light bounce of the shiny satin. Some hand sewing of some embellishments too.

< img src=”https://52artchallenges.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/img_0789.jpg&#8221; class=”size-medium wp-image-4234″ height=”2150″ width=”1612″>The design trimmed down to a seam allowance and then piped the opening with contrasting ribbon next – lush colour.

All sewn, personalised and with a care label inside, ready to be posted to spread a little happiness for Chloe’s 3rd Birthday.

I’m pleased sed with the design – the colours, the vibrancy, the face – I realised that cute is not easy and I’ve learning to do there. I was less happy with the structure, my husband likened it to an oven glove 🤣, but my sewing skills developed as a result of the project, and achieved what I set out to do and from design creation to posting in just 10 days (in a busy December period).

I hope little Chloe will enjoy the puppet and feel inspired by something uniquely made for her. I suggested to her mummy that when not being played with the puppet could be popped on a plastic bottle for display.

This project came out of my previous work in paper and fabric design, here are posts showing this work…

My Life In PaperInspired Bags Many thanks to Sheffield College, Make Art That Sells and Pattern Camp for their teaching and the facilities that made this project possible.

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Have a n-ice day! Sewing challenge

This was my written intention at the outset of my latest make inspired by ice cream.

Ice Cream beauty/ tech tablet/ make up bag.

Ice Cream van made using appliqué in key colours of fabrics, including my silk painted fabrics, as the front panel design for bag. Two lollies and an ice cream made in appliqué. All arranged on indigo dyed fabric using shibori technique. Heatpress printee onto silk, padded and machine embroidered to accentuate the ice cream van and ices.

Reverse side of the bag  is an ice cream, lollies and the scanned appliqué van on an indigo shibori ground as a repeat pattern. Which will be printed on satin, sort padded and then quirky quilting.

The ice cream texture is akin to a cloud and some could be pink. Zip pull of an ice- cream in shrink plastic.

The one main side, with repeat pattern on reverse, approach inspired by my cushion from Las Dalias market, Ibiza. 

Complementary coloured bag liner or could heatpress a design onto wipeable lining. That could have a secret message or mantra for the bag owner.

 It must be made with love. Look for the love and stay in love to get the magic. That said it doesn’t need to be perfect, that should not delay its creation.

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And here it is… completed.

Here are the creation stages, I’m pleased with this bag.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Here are related posts, enjoy😊.

Hot Days Eating Ice-Cream

Inspire by Kim Bags

Ice-Cream Light Catcher

Sewing into Art

I was keen to bring sewing into my art so having heat pressed two of my designs onto satin I explored different ways of stitching into them.

I also took one of the oil painting canvas test prints from my exhibition and tried to interpret the textures and features on a section of it.

These pieces are in part inspired by the stunning work of textile artist Lucy Leveson which I first saw in The Simple Things magazine.

Here are the results.

Stitching and adding sparkle into a print of my oil painting
Pink Lady – Copyright Kim
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Using a hoop the second time
Fairytale Princess in Her Tulip Garden – Copyright Kim

 

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