Well I can hardly post here from my new virtual home without giving recognition to the fact that I now have trees around me. Coming here from the very flat and treeless landscape of the north of Lewis has me delighting in the autumn colour and "crunchiness". I had to get myself out into the forest behind the house to grab some of it on camera before the winds come and more devastatingly the rain to turn everything soggy brown!
The cherry trees have and orange/pink glow and the birch below a brilliant yellow. Mostly though things are still hanging on to their green... as yet.
I'm back to working hard on the textiles and painting but before I delve into all that I must first let you catch up on the project of the year... well my life really!! lol. Below is the creation of my wedding dress. Well to be honest its the wedding dress finished as I didn't take step by step photies. Firstly the sleeve as I showed in the last post now in the dress...
Then there's some detail on the front in the form of a collar, where I layered the shantung silk with organza over pale blue/green leaf shapes and then FMEd about them to link them all up. After that I added the wee cushions of hand-dyed silk haboti and set the pieces of unpolished turquoise on them with gold thread. The final touch was to couch the gold embroidery silk thread around the cushions and do the knot-work.
This is the back of the collar, and LOOK! I managed an invisible zip for the first time!!
Do you want to see the full thing on??
oh first... the rings. I made them from Precious Metal Silver Clay and then overlaid 22 carrots of gold into the dimples. So much fun and a bit nerve wracking to get the sizing (which worked out perfectly at 10% like they said on the bit of paper).
What else did I make... hmmm
ah yes... Mr Helen's waistcoat... that's what the dark merino felting was for in the last post. I'll have to take a pic of it for next time!
To finish off... here we are cutting the cake :) :) :) (delicious light chocolate cake layered with a fine italian chocolate and butter cream icing like you've never tasted before.... none of that crystaline crunchy stuff here, lol!)... Now I need to lose at least a stone and a half!!!!!