Friday, June 6, 2014

Personally Stylized Stylus

Again special orders placed for Ipod stylus one for Bianca and one for Nathan so a call for some help from Ian at Hunter valley Custom pens for some parts to make these up.

Slimline using Sweet chip acrylic and False Ivory and Sweet hip and Englih Oak for the stylus for Bianca. Some left over pieces fashioned into sweet little ear rings.






Sierra acrylic pen Parramatta similar colours to their old jerseys for Nathan with the stylus also done with English Oak. 



Winter Chills and Three special orders

Four scarves for three people with love.

The short Blue and Rainbow one are for Nathan and Bianca our grand children or (two of them anyway).

The other two Blue ones are for me (Ray) for on those days out and about and wind chills he neck.




Memory Quilt for Susanna's 90th Birthday

After posting so much of my own work its time I posted some of what Sue has been doing and I do mean just some.
There is a lot besides this and the next post which Sue believes should be kept in the spirit of the reason why she spends the time doing them its charity work.

This as well as helping me when the need arises such as when spraying or finishing, I have her help by observing and moving the items.

The Memory Quilt made for Sue's mum using scraps of material Susanna had used during the years when she sewed for her family...hubby Matt, Sue & Liz. Then for our three children. Belinda and Sue had collected materials when we cleaned out the house not with this in mind of course.

Sue work long hours for just short of two weeks, cutting and piecing the pieces together. There are pieces which go back over 50 years totalling 90 heart shaped pieces in all.

Laying the lot out and pinning them yet to be sewn and edged.


Completed showing both sides.



A glazed eye from both Susanna and Sue as Susanna takes it all in and slowly sees within the years of left over materials she had lovingly sewn herself into garments.
 

 These smile say it all
Happy 90th Birthday Mum (Susanna), Gandma.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In The Background Too- Two White Cyprus Bowls

Always nice to have a shed/workshop supervisor he is allowed in when door is closed and wet outside. Seen here in his favourite spot, machines don't awake this sleeping beauty.

These two White Cyrus bowls have taken a while to dry as the weather slowed drying some what.

The White Cyprus came from Peter Forster a relation of sorts through family friendship of my parents we grew up together then as many do drifted in and out of contact.

Largest bowl is approx 14" x 5" deep smaller approx 12 x 3" deep.

 Bowl No1





 Bowl No2