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« on: May 28, 2009 06:08:26 AM »

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!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009 06:32:21 AM »

this is amazing!! looks so good!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009 06:40:43 AM »

This is so beautiful! I really really like it. I am inspired.

« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009 07:02:28 AM »

That is so beautiful, I would love to see some close up shots of parts of it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009 07:06:50 AM »

It's fabulous Mrs M!

It's obvious that so much love and work went into this, and having watched you make it over several months was fascinating. You should definitely add some of your progress pictures here too. I have to say it looks even better in person as you can see the little details on the insects and flowers, but it's just fantastic!

I know you will treasure it!

« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009 07:15:28 AM »

I love this - so original and creative! Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009 07:24:23 AM »

That's beautiful! I love it all, but the bottom part is especially gorgeous.

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009 07:47:15 AM »

WOW!  Hitting "This Rocks"!

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009 08:11:53 AM »

I'm totally blown away! Amazing work and simply beautiful.

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2009 08:13:32 AM »

It's soooo sweet! I love it... especially the bottom. Just loverly!

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