Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Needles and Nicks don't Mix

hey, I'm a poet and didn't know it!

Now, if I had any talents at all I should speak several languages like my father, be able to draw like my father and do beautiful things with a needle in my hand, as did my Mother, Nanna and Aunt as as does my Sister.... unfortunately these genes seem to skip me, and I am rather 'sewing challenged'. Now I am not too bothered by not being able to speak other languages, that's what phrase books are for and when Matt and I went travelling we could always say Hello, Goodbye, Please, Thank-you, 2 beers please. But I have always yearned to be able to sew. That is why when the 'Stitch Alchemy' Book study came up I jumped at the chance. So today I borrowed a sewing machine from my MIL and had a go. So here is a piece of fabric paper that I made earlier in the week. I have been thinking alot recently about Matt's Late Nanny Molly, who loved Owls, so I thought I would do 'something' with owls... This is 'something' I agree, but it's just a practice piece and I'm not desperately unhappy with it.
But you know what they say... Practice makes perfect...


  1. I s'pose I must say how good you are and love this lol

  2. I think this is beautiful!
    And on a side note... I love the hands! lol

  3. Oh wow! Beautiful!
    Blessings to you and yours!

  4. Yeah huh, it does mix. This is awesome!

    I have to say that it is your fault that I have purchased Stitch Alchemy and joined the Yahoo group to get goin' with this new adventure. Thank you so much for posting about it. Exciting! I'll be playing catch-up soon.

  5. Looks good to me Nicks - truly!!!

  6. The colours in the fabric paper are amazing ... and the stitching's not bad either - it's beautiful Nicks.

  7. You must have had a real hoot doing this Nicks! lol It's fab, I'd make a right pigs ear of it!

    Debs H

  8. I'm very impressed! KT

  9. not bad for an old Bird !

  10. I think you're far too hard on yourself Nicks... looks pretty good, in fact damn good, to me! Is there nothing you can't do?!! Love all your different fabric papers too.
    p.s. thanks for calling in to my blog... I really appreciate it.

  11. Looks great Nicks, love the fabric paper, and love owls

  12. Hi Nicks, wow as always you are making the most amazing art, this is fabulous and that owl is just so cute too but that background is just so beautiful and magical ... me thinks i am in love
    hugs June xxx

  13. Don't ever say you can't sew, this is beautiful. Ejay x


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