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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Poppy update and a busy weekend...

I was asked to show and tell my latest poppy picture as it progressed so here are some of the stages my pictures go through.


This is what you saw on Wednesday. At this stage I had just coloured the background fabric with Crayola dye crayons.








This is the next stage when I have dumfed the background with wool rovings.









I have now dumfed yummy threads and yarns on for the stems and greenery and gorgeous silks and fabrics in red for the poppy flowers. I will sew black beads in the centres to make the flowers come alive.






I have finished and mounted this poppy pic on a flat artist's board and it is lay on a piece of black fabric that I am considering covering a backing board to frame the picture with. I like the black border....what do you think?






Oh and just in case you think I have had a restful weekend here is the job I did yesterday. This settee was orange up til yesterday morning[and I mean ORANGE!]. It was one my son had been given and surprisingly enough the colour didn't go with the room he is wanting to put it in [let's face it orange probably wouldn't go with most colour schemes.] He and his girlfriend have gone for neutral shades and aubergine so I spent yesterday covering this to match his room and they were really thrilled with the result. [Yes, it is aubergine but colour looks more purple in the photo.]

So, that was my weekend. Hope you had a good one too. Do let me know what you got up to.

17 comments:

mckinkle said...

ooooh the poppy picture is just beautiful! I love the black background as it really makes the picture stand out.

Recovering that sofa was an amazing task! You can really tell how much love and sweat went into converting the original into such a great sofa! Im sure your son and his gf will be over the moon with it!

What a busy weekend you had!

Keryn x

Julia Dunnit said...

Now that Wipso, is a labour of love. How frightening a job that would be! It looks fab, no wonder they're thrilled.
I too like the poppies on black. Stunning.

Crafty Chris said...

wow fantastic job on the sofa, bet they where thrilled, love the step be step, another lovely one and yes the black makes them stand out.
Christine x

Carmen said...

I love the poppies on black, really makes them ping out at you.

I love how you can say oh I just did this at the weekend. Am in awe - what a lucky son you have!

Handmade with Love said...

It's lovely to see how your beautiful poppy picture was created Annie, it is really lovely and the black background really makes them pop out! Well done on the sofa too! Have a good week. Tracey xx

Toucan Scraps said...

I've yet to upholster something that large. Sofa looks fabulous and the poppys are beautiul

Linby said...

I like the poppies on black. Well done on recovering the settee. I took one on and two chairs years ago - never again, but at least I was able to make matching curtains something no one else had!
Linbyx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

The poppies are so beautiful and a black border will look fabulous, especially as you are using black beads for the flower centres.
I am in awe of your skills - the sofa looks amazing.
Clare x

Karen said...

Anne...how on earth did you cover that sofa in a day???? It took me a week of faffing to cover a chair!!! It looks amazing hon!

Words cannot express your dumfing...this picture is just perfect, love the black border which will bring out the black beads. I wish I was as clever as you are!!!

As for my weekend...we did not a lot, which was good hahaha XXX

Julie said...

You are amazing Annie!! I love the poppy picture and the black frame sets it off beautifully!! As for covering the sofa - I bow down in awe! Juliexx

Alix said...

oh my i adore that poppy picture its just beautiful...and as for covering a sofa...i just wish i had that kind of talent!

Felted House said...

There is no end to your sewing talents - upholstery as well!
It's good to see the stages involved in your pictures - I like the black border as it makes a good contrast and black always looks stylish! xx

Shropshire Suz said...

Fabulous sofa make over Wispo and loving you pictures
Dug myself out of the mess this morning so feeling loads better today lol xx

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I mlove your latest piece... and wow, that's a wonderful new sofa covering... my sort of colour! Sx

Paula Gale said...

its just me doing a bit of catching up... That poppy picture is awesome - i;ve had someone admiring that one i have so have told her about your blogshop, although its my friend who just had the same procedure as me in hosp (my old school friend) so will wait until shes a bit better before i remind her....

You just get better and better at these pictures Annie

Paula x x x

Paula Gale said...

ooops - forgot to say what a great job you did of the sofa too - and can verify how orange it was as I saw it in the flesh... you are so clever...

paula x x x

Gez said...

Lovely to see your picture coming together Annie. :) The sofa is just awesome too.
I have so missed visiting your beautiful blog. I am sorry for not having the time to call sooner please forgive me. Hugs, Gez.xx