Monday, June 25, 2012

In Deep Water

Now you may ask
What am I going to be doing with these Sari  ribbons?

Well I decided to jump into the deep end and learn
a completely new skill

and take a course in Diane Cooks on-line Workshop

You can read all about it here
and also at
Artful Gathering Workshops where Diane will be
running this course.

Now you all know that I am a textile, fabric and fibre artist
primarily and so to take this on has put me in the
raw beginner category but, hey
what have I got to lose?
I casually mentioned this to a couple of friends
and the next thing I started receiving
bits and pieces that I could
incorporate into my
new venture
such as

little parcel all the way from Bornholm
from my dear friend, Dorthe,

including this most gorgeous card made by her
a dear little package containing medals, beads, crucifixes,
keys etc. etc.

and just have a look what else was included?
One of her handcrafted angels
with the most beautiful face!
Isn't she just so sweet?

and all the way from the U.K.
came this box, wrapped so beautifully in a hand knitted doiley
(not shown - oops - sorry!)

from another dear friend, Liz of Lululizinlalaland

and these amazing little boot buttons
as well as
more sari ribbon in a beautiful soft mossy shade of green

and last, but not least, some very fine narrow vintage laces


which can be added to the sari Heart Strings

Such a delicious combination of colours called
with a touch of pink added.

Thank you both dear friends for your kindness and encouragement!
It is rather nice to know that you have those
friends that believe in
what you do!!!

Now I have to say so far I am keeping my head above water
and hopefully very soon I will be able to show you
my very first attempt at jewellery making
including some 
of the materials which I am just so at home with.

It feels very strange holding jewellery tools instead of
sewing threads, fabrics and sitting at my
trusty sewing machine!

Hope some of you too are stretching your wings 
and venturing into new fields of creativity -
I know this will be fun!!!

Thank you everyone for coming to visit me - 
I so love hearing your comments -
Each one is so appreciated!
and I will endeavour to reciprocate as best I can.



  1. What wonderful and generous friends you have! Good luck on your new artful adventure!

  2. Beautiful sari ribbons! The colors are gorgeous! I am sure what you create with them will be amazing, and I look forward to seeing what you do.
    Your gifts from dear friends are beautiful and so generous. I love Dorthe's fabric collage and her sweet doll! I have one from her too, gracing my art room, and I love her.
    Your new blog look is fabulous!

  3. Am delighted to see you venturing in another direction. I can most definitely see a combination of jewelry and textiles in the future. Your photos look gorgeous against the white background, really makes them pop!

  4. Love all the photos! The sari ribbon is lovely--have fun learning something new and exciting!

  5. I know that each piece you make will be a stunning work of art Suzy. I cannot wait to see them.

    Isn't it fun to venture out sometimes and shake ourselves from our comfort zones a bit? You already do so many amazing things, that I am in awe of your talents, so this will be another thing I can admire you for dear friend.

    I hope that you are filling your days with joy (I already know you are)
    sending love...

  6. looking forward to seeing what beauties you create with all that fab haberdashery....yum!
    Dorthe is such an angel isn't she? The world needs more folks like her!

  7. I'm sure your venture into jewellery making will be just as successful as your textile art Suzi, with your wonderful talent and such gorgeous materials. Enjoy your new adventure.

  8. Dear Suzy,

    I have no idea what this is but I will be following your link to find out more. Everything you do is so beautiful I can't wait to see what you create! All of the little medals and crosses, bits and bobs of this and that. How lovely and love filled!

    Have a great whirl at this new craft - I will look forward to seeing what you make!


  9. Fantastic, Suzi! What wonderful friends to send such goodies for your new course. I look forward to seeing what you'll be creating! I'm sure it'll be amazing.

  10. Well, I JUST KNOW you will make the most beautiful jewellery, you couldn't make anything we all wouldn't like LOL!

    Now, instead of going to bed, I'm gonna go look what it's all about!

    Nite, nite,

    Sandie xx

  11. Taking a jewelry class was one of the best investments I have ever made. Not only can I make new pieces, but was able to repair a lot of my older pieces. I still use these tools all the time. Anxious to see what you make.

  12. Hi Suzy..What an exciting adventure for you.. I am anxious to see what you do with all the lovely things your friends sent you.
    I can never get enough of your journals.. You certainly have earned your crown there. I just finished the journal I have been trying to finish and no way it compares to yours but I will keep trying:)
    If you have a minute do pop over and take a peek:)

  13. Very beautifull! I'm sure you're going to make something georgeous with all that!

  14. Hello my dear Suzy, You've received such wonderful bits and pieces from your sweet friends. These will make your jewelry pieces extra special. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. The handmade gifts made by Dorthe and Liz are just beautiful and such treasures.
    Sending big hugs and love :-),

  15. Hello my lovely friend, Suzy,
    What beautiful post ,LOVE those sari ribbons,in the most fantastic colours, and thanks for showing my little gifts, dear heart, I enjoyed collecting them for you, -and I know Liz ,did the same.
    Now I wait in exitement to see what you create in this wonderful class, -I know it will be STUNNING.
    Love and husg to you from me.
    xxx Dorthe

  16. It's always great to begin something new.Looking forward to seeing what you make.

  17. Hi Suzy,
    the sari ribbons are gorgeous and you really received beautiful gifts from dear Dorthe and Liz.
    Can'twait to see what you will create but I'm sure it will be gorgeous.Have fun with the class and have a lovely day.

  18. Hello sweet Suzi,

    I have been gone for ages it seems to visit you here. I have been in quite a bit of pain with my hip and leg...but alas I know what the problem now with the latest MRI I had. I also have found a group of Dr's right here in my home town that know exactly what to do to make me all better!!Yay!!

    I LOVE that you are venturing forth to learn something new...I am too. I signed up for the second session with Pat Winter. I will be learning how to "crazy quilt" soon. I am both nervous and excited about learning something totally new.
    I know you will enjoy your class and I can't wait to see what you will be making!!! I'm sure it will be sensational!!!

    All the best with lots of hugs,


  19. Don't you love an adventure?? Here you are exploring a new to you concept. I know you will do great, and think how it will add to your already existing talents. TTFN

  20. Don't you just love the Sari silks! I am inlove with them and can't wait to incorporate some in my jewelry. In fact I'm getting ready to indulge myself in some retail therapy and a few more colors. ;-)I can't WAIT to see the jewelry you create. I know it will be beautiful, just like you my friend.

  21. Suzy, a new adventure sounds so exciting! And your friends have sent such new treasures for you to work with! Have fun!

  22. Gorgeous sari ribbons and oh what wonderful treasures your friends sent you!
    Looking forward to seeing what you make!!
    Hmmm....where did you get your sari ribbon?

  23. I have no doubt that you will make some absolutely stunning pieces Suzy!
    You have so much talent, and your work will certainly be a testament to that - have fun!

  24. Tassels? These treasures are all going to be tassels? OMG! Suzy, I can't WAIT to see what you make!!!
    I need to check out this class too!

    XO Diane

  25. Suzy- you have some beautiful embellishments-- I can hardly wait to see what you design-- I have NO doubts that it will be outstanding!!

  26. Heart Strings - how lovely!! Just the name evokes such images in my mind. I know you will be a natural at these and can't wait to see what you create with all your goodies.


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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