Friday, January 30, 2015

Sweet Heart Cards

Just sharing two vintage cards
just completed for all of
you "Sweet Hearts".
The first one:


and the second one:

These have both been listed in my Etsy shop

Thank you everyone for visiting here and for leaving
so many kind comments.
I'm wishing everyone the best of luck for my Giveaway.

Wishing you the best weekend coming up
being with friends and family,
creating or doing all
those things
you most love!.

xox Suzy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Romantic Love is in the air!

This"Grow Your Blog" party button will appear at the top of each post until 15th Feb.
If you would like to read my post and view some of my artwork click here. You can also enter my GIVEAWAY on this post only.

Romance is definitely in the air as
we approach Valentine's Day - a time to honor and acknowledge  the love we share with our loved ones.
 Sometimes we just might wish to show that by giving a gift.

These items are now available in My Etsy shop.

A couple of Romantic Hearts incorporating some
pre-raphaelite art.

Many are the layers of cottons, lace chiffon, silk, vintage taffeta,
with added velvet flowers and vintage pearls

this "Field of Flowers" heart

A sweet romantic card!


 and last, but not least, is this
"Love Grown" fabric and textural cover
of a notebook for all of your love notes!


This shows the front and back cover
which incorporates some beautiful
dyed mohair from our Angora goats which live on our property.
You can read all the details which make up these artworks
in my Etsy.

***Just a reminder to put your name in to win
my Giveaway on the previous post
if you haven't already!***

Thanks for coming to have a peak at my new creations
and for your sweet comments!

xox Suzy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog Party for 2015 with a GIVEAWAY

Hello and Welcome Bloggers
to the third 2015 "Grow Your Blog Party"event
hosted so generously by 

My name is Suzy Quaife, from Australia, where I live on the far south east coast - not far from the sea but on a beautiful property
 I am here to support this amazing event organized by Vicki.  I am a great fan of Vicki, her blog, her wonderful creativity in her knitted items and her unique
wool and fibre nests, her travel adventures
and her extraordinary endeavours in fundraising for those
much less fortunate and disadvantaged souls than we
in so many ways.
I have been blogging now for almost 5 years and
my world has changed and grown dramatically in so many
positive ways since the beginning.
As well as providing an opportunity to make new friends and increasing your readership
through this party it provides an opportunity for you
to showcase your blog and to share your talents with each other.

There is much to learn in having a successful blog
and there are many wonderful bloggers
willing to help and assist
where they can.
All you need to do is ask!!!

This is my special place where I come to create
and let my spirit run free to express
myself as a person and an artist!

 My main mediums, as a Mixed Media Textile Artist, that I work with include fabrics (recycled, silks, satins, brocades), paper, textiles,
braids, vintage findings, stamps, inks, paints, fibres, vintage laces and doilies.
Now I know that bloggers just love pictures so be prepared for
a long post because there are heaps of images.
Bloggers love to see where you create, what you create with
and the finished items to feed their inspiration.

I began creating fabric books about three or more years ago
and here are just a few that you might enjoy.




 You certainly can tell that I really enjoy working
with nature themes!


as well as Vintage themes


and art images


 These images are more like snippets from just some of the
fabric and lace books/journals that I have made -
you can see them in their entirety
here on my blog under journals and lace books.
There have been created in the past year a few notebooks and 
needle books like these ones too.


also some brooches to wear or adorn a cushion or jacket,
 some Christmas Cards and Christmas Angels 

 and other cards incorporating French themes and.. many of
beautiful women images.

More and more I seem to be turning to my collection
of recycled fabrics, jewellery, buttons and laces.

Other projects have included bags and clutches



 Hearts of many kinds



These two hearts are my most recent heart creations.

 and Collages.





There is another passion which is close to my heart
and which I blog about from time to time
is my garden so I will share a few 
photos of where I spend
some of my time
when not
creating in my studio!


Our shabby little garden room - the verandah on which
we spend many a sunny Winter's morning
sipping coffee and 
viewing the gorgeous outlook

to these amazing Chinese Elm trees.

 Cecile Brunner rose climber and Crepiscule!

Dahlias in front of a Ornamental Grapevine.

Places to sit in the shade!


And, of course, our gorgeous pet Angora goats
which provide us with immense love
and beautiful mohair
for me to 
create  with!

 Thank you so very much for coming to visit my blog today
and for your patience in trolling through all of these
pictures I am going to enter you into 
which is this little collage. Remember that you don't need
to be a follower but you do need to leave me
your name, blog and email address
by 15th February
so that I can put you in the draw to win.


I believe there are over 400 bloggers who have entered
this event and no one needs to stress about visiting
all the blogs immediately
Vicki will have all of these blogs listed on her sidebar on
her blog for the next 12 months.

 I hope you enjoy the tour of visiting as many new
blogs that you can in an attempt to meet
new like minded souls, to increase your readership and
 to gain heaps of new inspiration.

Thank you so very much Vicki♥. You are a very special person
and we appreciate everything you have done to make
this party a huge success once again.

Love and hugs, Suzy♥
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