Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Flora fox as wisteria wolf :)

When I saw the Flora Fox fabric from Farbenmix I just COULDN'T resist! Though I had a stash I just HAD TO add 1m of foxy deliciousness. To make up for my backsliding behaviour I've used 2 fabrics from my stash (winter stenso range from I don't know which year). I got the stenso fabric in a suprise box and wasn't happy with it in the beginning but then Flora arrived.

I also saw this pattern on youcanmakethisand it just invites one to use it! The pattern I'm tlaking about is the Audrey ruffle skirt .I love ruffles, I love the author of this pattern's creations and I just have millions of ideas what to do on that front panel/apron.

The check apron seperate from the front panel. The fabric below the apron is a corduroy.
I cheated a bit and used(at last!) a farbenmix ribbon of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf for a finishing touch on the apron and on the top ruffle at the back:

At the back I've only made three ruffles on the pattern you can make up to six! I adore ruffles but am not that eager when it comes to sewing them.

I've used too much flash on the photo's which is a pity because the colours are vivid and a wealth to look at.
I've finished the skirt just in time for my parents-in-law's 40th marriage celebration.

Flora Fox just invites one making snazzy creations.
  • Check out Sara's jounal cover at WillowandMoo.
  • Peta treated herself with this neat Flora Fox embroidery on a skirt at Onelittlestitch
  • please if you have a flora fox creation leave a comment and share the fun!

Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Baby Jesus

I was asked by the decorating mothers of school to please paint an A3 poster for the background of the one display table around the December theme . Everything is decorated with snow, bells, and anything wintery or Christmas like and the school is actually a Christian school. I missed something why we celebrate Christmas and I think we can all do with some warm love in the cold dark days of Christmas:

John 3:16. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I painted baby Jesus:

I painted the star with 3D gel which was fun:

I gave him a cute little face because God gave Him to us because He loved us so much. Jesus knew complete love!
John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

painting on glass

Every season or festival/happening I paint on the primary school's windows or glass paneled doors. It is tricky because it is ordinary school acryl paint I'm painting with and not glass paint. It is very difficult to clean and time consuming. I ussualy clean and paint 2.5 hours at a time with a todler walking around me. I paint free hand and quick otherwise it would be a half day job! The result is the best it can be and anyway I only paint because nobody else wants to! lol

these below were for the headmaster when it was the month of her going away.
and the cupcake is giant 80x80cm

These ones below where for St.Nicholas. A celebration here in The Netherlands (Belgium and Germany) on the 5th of December

He rides on a white horse and his coloured helpers have Spanish clothes with a feather in the barette.

This deer I painted in the main hall and he is 1.5mx1.5m for fall 2010. It is very difficult to paint with ordinary Acryl on glass. What made this cute was when the sun shone from the back it created a nice colourplay