Sunday, February 19, 2006

garage sale find

garage sale quilt
Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I dropped into a couple of garage sales yesterday on the way home from doing some messages and look what I found for $2 - actually I got 2 for $4!
The quilts are completely naive with large handstitching and uneven squares - real patched patchwork quilts.
They are now in the wash and will need a few rescue stitches here and there!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

koru postcard

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
These are 2 postcards that I finished this evening ! - I will be sending them away tomorrow for their world cruise!

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pacific pattern postcard

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Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.

Monday, February 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
I managed a small play today a 6" x 4" postcard.
Not sure what I will send yet but I want to make a postcard for a cruise ship on-board exhibition - Fibre Art Cards: Far & Wide - (Crystal Serenity Cruises) visiting New Zealand at the end of the month - the exhibition will then tour around the world and some will eventually be auctioned for the American Cancer Society. It will be a collection of works from Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Cape Town, Durban, South Africa and London.

Friday, February 03, 2006

pebble ring

Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
This is one of the stone rings I have made.
I made a trip to Birdlings Flat last weekend with friends - about a 40 minute drive - a wonderfully wild beach of pebbles and stones made smooth from the waves. There are so many interesting pebbles that you can just pick up and they are already naturally smooth and semi-polished.
I love to beachcomb anyway so this gives me an excuse to and anyway now I can wear my ring and carry my treasure with me!

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Originally uploaded by leap-of-faith.
This week I did a 4 day class making jewellery. It is the first time I have ever done any jewellery making and I had such a wonderful time! This was my first project - a brooch, my design using copper, brass and silver rivets.
During the week we learnt all the basic techniques and I managed to make a total of 3 rings and a small pendant as well as this brooch. I am hooked!

It is a nice contrast from working in fabric - I have also made a couple of small pieces that I have in mind for sewing onto a small quilt so the 2 processes will be complimentary!
I will post my other pieces soon!