Sunday, 31 July 2011

Thame and Oxford County Show

Lots of photographs from Thame and Oxford County Show

A pair of shetlands preparing for the scurry racing

We met a lovely chap called Richard who is tailor from the cotswolds and this was on fo the coats that he made. The photograph simply does not do it justice, it was such a lovely subtle colour, the sleeves were lined in blue and white striped fabric and the coat body in red. The company is and the clothes are simply gorgeous.

The impressive motercycle display and stunt team, the youngest member is 5

The most beautiful bull I've seen in years

After we looked in the cattle tent I found a lovely stall selling alpaca wool, fleece and knitted products with a bunch of beautiful animals. The folks were from Great House Alpacas

Lovely knitted rugs

The alpacas themselves

Baby boots, hats and gloves -------------- wool and fleece

Another animal shot

My sister with her new pink and purple streaked hair----- Myself by the alpacas

One cheeky donkey

Our Willow having a 5 minute cuddle and the beautiful Jasper

Birds of pray

The floral display tent, I think it was mostly WI

This was the Wool and Wood competition
This one won first prize

This was my favourite piece from the competition Country Persuits

After about 6 hours we eventually found the Jazz Band. Four lovely men playing outside the bar so we had a lovely 15 min break with a glass of cider listening to beautiful music.

Willow by this time was soo tired she collapsed in the shade with her water and fell asleep

Friday, 29 July 2011

Mermaid Art Doll project part 3

Today I've been working on my mermaid's tail.

I started off by adding some small flower beads to her belt.

I then began to wrap some gold net around the top of her tail and wrap stitched some gold bead ribbon in an organic style over it

I suddenly realised that what I had had in mind all the time was Klimt, not that it was a direct inspiration but an idea nagging at the back of my mind. She's not going to be a Klimt Art Doll but its certainly one of my inspirations. I think she might turn out to be more 1920's/30's with a showtime twist.

I then added a button that was in the bottom of my lace box and a small organza rose.

I then spent half an hour looking at her wondering where to go next. I still don't know so I'm taking a break from her till sunday as its Thame County Show tomorrow so that should be lots of fun

The Last Pleasure Garden - Etsy Treasury by Gilded Rose Design

First treasury by Gilded Rose Designs
The Last Pleasure Garden

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thursday evening fun

Who doesn't love a nice bonfire or two.
smoke shot and abbie and I

Me looking a tad like the wild woman of the woods (its the wellies)

some scenic smoke shots

My sister doing a pagan priestess impression

Mermaid Doll project #2

Second part of my Mermaid Art DolL pROJECT

This her body all stuffed and stitched up, she measures 16" from her tail to her neck and her head is 3" long

This is the basic embroidery of her face, I did try painting it with pens and fabric paint but the less said about the better.

I then made a light green paint for her tail and a pale moonlight skin tone fot the rest of her.

After her paint had dried I started to male her a beaded belt for her waistmade from brass beads, pearls and a small glass stud bar.