April was a bright and creative month, here are the highlights from my Instagram feed. Enjoy!
Better late than never!
First up was a cupcake themed cushion that I made for a close relation.
Lush pink, grey and teal design. It was a huge pattern repeat so I made a booster cushion with different parts of the design front and back. As I know I’ll be asked the question, the fabric was from Direct Knit and Sew in Sheffield.
Ta da! Here’s the finished cushion. It really was a work of love as it was for someone I love and I love the outcome. The pink ribbon edging the cushion really makes the colours pop.
I started work on a second hand sewn dog portrait. This time featuring Sam, who has been in many of my papercut paperart collage artworks and was the protagonist I’m my illustrated storybook.
I made pretty bunting for my sewing space. Dyeing the fabric using sublimation inks and then stitching into and embellishing the panels. The satin ribbon feels gorgeous.
I used trational machine stitch, love the clear acrylic foot – it’s an essential tool for me, and also used free machine embroidery.
The little boat and clouds are from fabric that I dyed at a workshop last summer at Stitched Up And Fleeced textile studio in Sheffield.
I tried something a little different with my Paperart on one of my favourite icons for a happy day, Ice-cream.
I repainted my Maison du Monde Smile sign to make it more me, white emulsion the flicked my favourite paint colours.
This large canvas happened out of a study for another piece. As it was drying we decided we quite liked it so this is how it is completed, for now. 😊
The above canvas artwork was created using a drag method I had been playing with.
The final make of the month was a peg bag using bright screen printed fabric, printed by a fellow student.
Here are stories that relate to these artworks. Enjoy seeing the backstories.
Cute Dog – portrait
Thanks for being here. Better late than never on this post. Hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Love, and peace to you, Kim xx