Wednesday, 28 July 2010

She's bugging me!

The day started off with making yet ANOTHER strawberry and mascarpone slice. A staff get together to celebrate some birthdays. I don't think I have had such a long 'lunch' I didn't get home until 7.30! I have managed to do a fair bit to my imaginary insect, I have decided it will be a 'Monarch Butterfly' very loosely based on Queen Elizabeth 1, I loved studying this period of history when I was at school. I have used the picture above depicting the Spanish Armada, for my colour scheme.



Due to the insect shape, she is quite hard to take a photo of.



I have still got a lot more flowers and pearls to sew on to the body. I hope to start work on the wings tomorrow, but I think that might be pushing it a bit, as I really need to start the holiday packing. I have also got to go to Barleylands as I have some posters for our exhibition.



( The base fabric for the body is felt, gold lame and white crystal organza, machine stitched in gold.)

4 comments:

Diane Kelsey said...

Any excuse to pop into Barleylands!

Gina said...

What fun! She is lovely. I really don't know how you manage to be so prductive.

The Happy Apple said...

What absolute enormous fun! I love the QE1 connection too. (I'm reading the Alison Weir book about her at the moment...not perhaps the most accurate but very readable!)

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi Sharne! I couldn't find an email on your profile so thought I would get back to you on the comments..
the class will be up for at least 2 weeks following the end of the class, for late comers since it is summer, so that would not be a problem...
as for Omni Gel, I will see if I can find a distributor in the UK and if not I can get it and send it to you, since you will have the video on the "how to's" it would not be a problem if it took a while to get it...
have a great holiday!! ciao bella