Category Archives: Five Day Art Challenge Jan 2015

Five Day Art Challenge: Day five

This is the final day of the Art Challenge. Today I am featuring three images sent to me by my customers – people who have bought my kits, stitched them up, and then displayed them beautifully in their own doll’s houses. I have a Customers’ Gallery section on my website, which features dozes and dozens of these images – it is one of the most popular sections of my website. I love looking at the images myself – I find it very inspirational, and I hope you will, too.

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Room setting 2015  Simonova

Room setting Hansen 2015

The final person that I am nominating to do the Five Day Art Challenge is Bea of Petite Properties, who makes the most amazing tiny scale houses and furniture (1/24th scale and smaller).

Five Day Art Challenge: Day four

Today’s selection of three images for the Five Day Art Challenge features a selection of my miniature needlepoint kits in what I like to call their ‘family groups’. Over the years, I have become known for bringing out kits in co-ordinating groups, for people who like to create a matching look in their dollshouse.

There is a special page in my online shop, featuring these family group photos, with links to all the individual kits, so that if you like a particular range, you can easily find them all, throughout the shop. These are the most popular ones, although there are several dozen on the website:

All the kits from the 'Summer Roses ' range

All the kits from the ‘Summer Roses ‘ range

 

All the kits from the 'Barbara (green)' range

All the kits from the ‘Barbara (green)’ range

 

All the kits from the 'Judith' range

All the kits from the ‘Judith’ range

Today, I am nominating Ann Bernard to showcase her flowers in surface embroidery as part of the Five Day Art Challenge.

Five Day Art Challenge: Day three

Today’s selection of three images for the Art Challenge features the smallest scale that I work on…40 count silk gauze. These items are actually easier to stitch than they look. Working in a good light is the key!

Here are my favourite tiny scale kits from my range – all are available from my website.

These dollhouse scale stockings each measure an inch and a quarter high, and take about 12 hours to stitch

These dollhouse scale stockings each measure an inch and a quarter high, and take about 12 hours to stitch

 

This floral study of Larkspur and Roses is one of my most popular kits

This floral study of Larkspur and Roses is one of my most popular kits

 

The handbag with the peacock on, and the one with the black background are both stitched on 40 count gauze - the rest are on 32 count gauze

The handbag with the peacock on, and the one with the black background are both stitched on 40 count gauze – the rest are on 32 count gauze

Today, I nominate Salley Mavor, of Wee Folk Studio, to do the Five Day Art Challenge – her little felted scenes and figures are so sweet!

Five Day Art Challenge: Day two

As part of the Five Day Art Challenge, here are three photos of my work as today’s contribution.

Over the years I have been running my business, I have ended up specialising, to some extent. I love creating doll’s house scale versions of William Morris designs, in particular – carpets, wallhangings, and so on, for people to stitch in needlepoint from kits, as I think that the designs of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement are just wonderful. Here are three examples of my stitching, which are all available as kits from my website:

 

A William Morris style carpet called 'Prudence', with a Tree of Life piano stool

A William Morris style carpet called ‘Prudence’, with a Tree of Life piano stool

 

An 'Orange Tree' wallhanging, and a 'May' carpet and matching cushion

An ‘Orange Tree’ wallhanging, and a ‘May’ carpet and matching cushion

 

An 'Eleanor' carpet and matching bolster cushion, with a firescreen called 'Flowers and Vine' in the background

An ‘Eleanor’ carpet and matching bolster cushion, with a firescreen called ‘Flowers and Vine’ in the background

Today, I nominate Paulette of Beedeebabee to do the Five Day Art Challenge, and showcase her wonderful felted items.