This is my first posting on Craftster, although I have been doing lots of crafting over the last 18 months or so whilst I have been living in Seville, Spain. This is mostly as a result of a crafting friend who has urged and inspired me to take this long lost passion up again after almost 20 years.
This piece of work has evolved, but started with applicaqued pieces which I used for the garden effect, with the buttons and beads acting as the flowers. Most of the items have been found in Spain, from a local market for the buttons to the shells, which I have an urge to collect every time we visit the beach, much to my partner's disgust. I wanted to make sure I represented all that I have noted since being here, down to the bugs and wildlife. Yes I know I have not put in the obligatory bull. However, I have made an olive and orange grove, plus a vine and because in our local town we have chickens seemingly in the high street I've put them in here also.
It has been fun doing this and has pride of place just over the fire. I have mounted by a piece of wood, found on a building site and held up by various threads, ribbon and wool.
This shows a slightly closer view and gives a view of the textures - I have used tapestry threads, embroidery silks plus the beads to make up flower heads.
It took approximately two months on and off - unfortunately I always seem to have three or four jobs on the go at anyone time.
Thanks for looking, hope you like it. I am looking forward to talking about this for years to come, especially when I am back in Britain. I would not say this was a family heirloom, more of a talking piece. Maybe more will follow who knows!