Thursday, June 25, 2009

Neverending story print

I joined up for another swap a month or so ago....see my post below. I finally got going with my prints and got them sent off last week. I was too indecisive (as usual) and I could not decide if it was better as a print or cards so I did both. So those who are in my swap group got both.

Finished Cards

I decided on a repeating theme of the 'one' shape - my take on the theme. I used one screen but I cheated and used two colours. I am kinda happy with how it turned out. I had some issues with ink distribution. I guess that is part of the gocco are never quite sure how it will turn out and what you do produce has some character. Thats what I say anyway ;-)

Some pics showing my printing/packing process. Oh and I also made some little cards to include in the package stamped with one of my wooden letterpress blocks, like you can see in my blog header. (See the number one peeking through the packages in the pic at the top of the post.

Choosing the all important print colours

All inked up and ready to go

Prints ready to be sent in their little packages.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

One-Gocco Swap

I just read this over on Flickr. Another Gocco swap,fantastic. The theme this time is One. So that is one image, one screen, one colour, one word, how you interpret that is your choice.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A softie at heart!

I finished my first softie the other day and I am pretty happy with it. I used it as a bit of a project to get myself sewing with my machine and by hand. It was great and very therapeutic. The cute great pattern was courtesy of the wonderful Revoluzza. There is such a great community of bloggers and crafters out there who are willing to share wonderful ideas and tutorials to help the less experienced i.e. me! So thanks to all of them - although not likely that any will be reading this!
Check out the little monster below...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Newly Framed Prints

First is a gift from my friend Ross...a wonderful print from his artist friend Gregory Ferrand . The second was a gift from my brother and its a print of the University of Glasgow in amoungst the skyline, by the well known printmaker Harry Magee. Its particularly special, I spent 4 wonderful years at Glasgow University.

Left to Right: 1. My Daddy is Somebody - Gregory Ferrand 2. Landmark - Harry Magee

Friday Night Project

I have been coveting some wonderful Lotta Jansdotter fabric that I bought AGES ago and it all just seemed too pretty to start cutting and sewing. Well I saw the light, why buy wonderful things and keep them hidden away in a drawer. Whilst sewing trousers and patching some other clothes for Shane, I was getting annoyed with having to dig around in the pin box and therefore I decided I will make...a pincushion.

Ok so I know, not very adventurous but you have to start small and work up.I'm happy with how it turned out...oh and the Lotta fabric looks great. Now...what can I make next?

Friday, January 30, 2009

New Projects

So or should I say sew....(sorry I couldn't resist) I have a new toy and hopefully a whole heap of new projects. After some time spent dithering about which one to buy, I finally bought my first sewing machine! I also picked up a copy of Lotta Jansdotter's 'Simple Sewing' what a fantastic book. I know its probably old news but I wanted to wait till I had my own machine as I knew I would be dying to get stuck into the projects if her printing book was anything to go buy.

Anyway...I have to go I have a project to start!!