Saturday, April 30, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
with the tremendous response
because I really wished for everyone to win something, I tried to remain really
impartial to help me through this process.
with the added extras of lace, silk and buttons
will go to Gail - check out her wonderful blog and all the most wonderful creative workshops she is offering.
The fabric and embroidered card will be sent to Sue
who has a most interesting blog full of wonderful vintage items
which she sells through her shop
Barbara will receive these vintage cards which I hope she will be able to incorporate into
her beautiful embroidered cloth works.
I know so many of you would have loved to win and were sitting with all fingers and toes crossed but never fear I know there will be more opportunities, I promise. I may have to think of another way to make this more possible.
I can't thank you all enough for the most wonderful support and kindness shown in the way you have commented and followed my blog.
It is just so wonderful to be able to share part of my creative life with you
Wishing you all love and much continuing creativity
Posted by suziqu's thread works at Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Posted by suziqu's thread works at Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Well I think I can now honestly say that this
For me, it is always difficult to know when to stop embellishing
as I just love to create more and more layers!
I have decided for this post I would just show you the front and
back covers including the spine as there are such a lot of details
so I have provided you with quite a few shots.
So above you can get an idea of the front with the embellishments
that have been added - bearing in mind that almost the whole
of this little journal has been made from recycled fabrics
apart from the laces in some instances.
So this is showing you the back cover with upholstery fabric,
braid, an old tattered doily and silk for tying.
The spine with silk tye and doily
From the top looking down and in
These last two images give you an idea of the layers of laces
and fabrics used.
So there we have it from "the outside"
next time we meet
you will be able to view
There are many layers on each page with quite a bit of detail
so I promise to give you an
up close and personal
view next post.
Oh, and don't forget, if you haven't already,
to enter yourself in my
with closes in about 9 days
on Wed. 27th April
(just after Easter).
Wishing each and everyone of you a really creative week.
just want to say "thanks heaps" for showing so much interest
in my little world of creating
it is truely appreciative!
Love to all of you!
Posted by suziqu's thread works at Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is a little package I have created and put together as a simple
way of saying "Thank you so much" to all of my new and old
It has been just over 12 months now since I started blogging
and I now have a following of more than 200 people
who have seen me worthy of some comment
from time to time for which I am truely grateful.
I really have to say that I have met some of the most fantastic
artists and have made some wonderful friendships here in blogland
who have endeared their hearts to me.
These precious international connections have created
a network which could have only happened
So if you would like to leave a comment here
Posted by suziqu's thread works at Friday, April 08, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
You might remember (2 posts back) that I showed you
a Wedding Card for a dear friend's daughter
that I made as a gift
well, this was just too much of a co-incidence,
and completely unrelated
I was asked by another friend if I could make a Wedding Card for a young woman
friend of her's.
This all happened in the same week too - how unusual is that?
I used some very old vintage cotton lace - two layers
with some spotted netting, broiderie englais lace
guipure lace, organza lace, some embellished gold organza
as well as some lace motifs and pearls!
plus a Waterhouse print from one of my books
Posted by suziqu's thread works at Saturday, April 02, 2011