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Sunday, 12 May 2013

A Tragic Life


I'm trying to be a better blogger, I seem to be forever crafting, but neglectful of blogging the end result. Sewing as you might know is my latest passion, but I do hop between crafts, mainly altered art, and to a lesser extent painting which I do feel the need to start again, but like most of my crafting, I am very slow and some of my painting and portraits take ages and then I can lose interest and they remain unfinished. I will blog some of my past paintings soon, as at the moment I'm only blogging about once a week.

Back to the project in hand. I love the alluring images of Lily Elsie the rather tragic Edwardian Actress, there is something so magical about her and I can't wait till I can get my hands on the new Oxford Impression stamps that feature her. I enjoy crazy patchwork as you never know what the finished result will look like and you can use scrap pieces of fabric. This is another of the quilted notebooks that has space for an A5 notebook, pen that fits down the spine and numerous little pockets for your bits and bobs



Have a great Sunday and I hope you manage to squeeze in a spot of crafting. XX

21 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

beautifully made.....I'm going to say it (yet again) but I would love the skill of being able to sew.

Fliss said...

This is stunning Paula. A lovely image and the fabrics used for your crazy quilting so beautiful. Love the soft neutral shades.
As Paula W said, wish I was this good at sewing!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sophie said...

Wie wunderschön, Paula.
So herrliche feine Arbeiten dauern und brauchen viel Zeit, wenn man sie gut machen möchte.
Und du machst deinen Werke wirklich perfekt und traumhaft schön :-)

Umarmung und liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Amazing Paula, so, so pretty, totally adore this and the central image (I take it is is not a stamp?) looks so effective against that background! Stunning make! Oh and I can't wait to see your paintings!!

Sharon xx said...

Beautiful Paula, really stunning x

Buttons said...

I love your patchwork pieces Paula. They are so professionally finished and extremely useful as well as being beautiful. Hugs, Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

You sew so perfectly Paula! I love the neutrals here and it is very beautifully put together / designed. Absolutely exquisite! Nicola x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I always love seeing your sewing pieces and this one is as stunning as always! Xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Gorgeous Paula! One day I will see again. You inspire me!

Brenda Brown said...

Divine Paula, just love your fabric choices together, gorgeous work.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Dorthe said...

Your notebook is so beautiful, such a wonderful keeper of thoughts,-drawings,-and little pieces- You made it so gorgeous ,dear Paula,- your sewing skills are lovely!
xo, Dorthe

Samantha Read said...

Lovely as always Paula :) xxx

butterfly said...

Absolutely love your crazy patchwork here... and as a fellow Lily Elsie fan, I also can't wait for you to get your hands on those stamps - so that we can see what you create!! Also would love to see some of your paintings when you're ready to share them...
Alison xx

toni said...

Paula your sewing is just fabulous ! The finish you achieve is so neat and proffessional showing a huge amount of skill! Your artistic eye makes each project beautifully unique x

Minxy said...

Oh WOW this is an awesome beautiful make, wish I was that handy when it comes to sewing xo

Alexa said...

This is lovely and so beautifully made! I love the different stitches you have used - those little details make all the difference. x

Chris Warner said...

Oh Paula, this is exquisite! You're very talented and I admire the way you're able to sew so beautifully and make these fab items. Love this. Chris xxx

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Paula, I just love this crazy patchwork, and this little notebook is just stunning. Your attention to detail is amazing, and always so perfectly finished. I can't make my mind up which I enjoy most, getting messy or sewing, I suppose it depends on which day of the week it is!! Julia xxxx

Netty said...

oooh this is so beautiful Paula.
Hugs Annette x

Sue said...

I love this Paula. The detail is amazing and the image is the perfect complement to your handiwork. I wish I was this good at sewing.

Daniele said...

totally stunning, love the variety of fabrics that you have quilted together
hugs