Monday, February 22, 2010

The Special Work of Sassy



I was totally won over when I first saw the beautiful yarns and their colors when I visited Sassy's shop: http://www.sassalynne.etsy.com.
Her work has evolved into many different realms; from the beautiful threads and yarns, which she dyes herself, to her felted fabrics which she also dyes herself, creating some beautiful pieces with the help of her embellishing machine. Her other shop, http://www/WinifredCottage.co.uk,



One of her talents which really amazes me is the working with felt. The whole process of how she creates her felted fabric is done with an Embellishing machine. If this isn’t enough to keep her busy, she also finds time to teach courses and workshops in the UK. Sassy teaches various embroidery techniques using some of the embroidery threads which she sells from her other shop in England, “www.WinifredCottage.co.uk”. For most of us, myself included I couldn’t begin to find enough hours in a day to complete half of what she does. Yet Sassy also manages to find time working on her “Paper Patches” which are cards using patches of abaca tissue which she again hand dyes and prints herself. See her shop: http://paperpatches.etsy.com.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sunshine Award



Special thanks to Myfawny (Sassy) for bringing a little sunshine into my life! I was one of the 5 lucky friends, Myfawny choose to receive this award. If you wish to visit her new blog this is the link: http://todays-journal.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-surprise.html
Now I am passing it on to 5 friends who are always full of sunshine!

As always this award has to be passed on, and that's difficult, because it is to be passed to 5 people, and let's face it, we all know more than 5 bloggers! There aren't many other rules, in fact, here they are:

The rules for accepting this:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post (right click and save),
Pass the award onto 5 bloggers,
Link the nominees within your post,
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

My first blog to nominate is: Julie http://stitchesbyjulie.blogspot.com/ - Although Julie is somewhat new to Etsy, sometimes you meet that one person that you just click with.
Secondly, I nominate Joannie's blog: http://sixsistersiam3.blogspot.com/ One of the "Bbest" - there you will find some of her beautiful paintings of birds, neighborhood girl (my favorite!); and of course her little fairy's. She also takes the time to introduce the work of many interesting artists.
My third choice is Carol (Yankee), her blog is: http://yankeegirlswatercolors.blogspot.com/ which is filled with her so "real-like" paintings of flowers.
Fourth is Deb "Storybeader" her blog is: http://storybeader.blogspot.com/ where you will not only find some of her very unique pieces of unique; but Deb does great interviews on various Etsy artists (me included) on her blog!
Fifth award goes to Sharla "BeadedTail" http://beadedtail.blogspot.com/ an avid animal lover who donates part of every sale to animal shelters. But on her blog you can follow the many adventures of her famous cats!