‘A Change of Heart’

Definition – “Triptych” has come to us from the Greek “triptychos,” formed by combining “tri-” (“three”) and “ptyche” (“fold” or “layer”). Although “triptych” originally described a specific type of Roman writing tablet that had three hinged panels, it makes sense that the word was adopted first for a three-paneled painting, and then to include anything composed of three parts. “Triptych” can even be used as a synonym for “trilogy.”

Dear readers
Creative ideas are in my mind continually and with an effort to continue work on the sewn heart series, this is my latest piece in progress. Titled ‘A change of heart’ the three hearts in this triptych have been worked up using free motion machine sewing, simple hand stitching and appliqué. The background features a dimensional surface that has been worked with acrylic texture medium and lightly rubbed with graphite. I have loved working on the sewn heart series, a slow and gradual process of stitching, layering, and printing using a range of mixed media as ideas evolve in context to my love of all things stitched Cxx


Buttonmania – An experience

Dear readers
On my birthday earlier this month my daughter and I took a trip into Melbourne to visit a fabulous button shop called Buttonmania. Buttonmania is situated in the historic Nicholas Building at 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne and is owned by Kate Boulton. There is a quaint and timeless feel to the shop that provides a range of mostly European ‘high-end’ and vintage Buttons. There is of course a good selection of budget-priced buttons for craft projects. Kate’s knowledge, and eye for detail are widely appreciated by her customers. She has 35 years of combined experience with dressmaking and crazy patchwork quilting. Kate enjoys the combining of different mediums, and enjoys the challenges that her customers bring to her. If you can’t find what you need, Kate can point you in the right direction.

I have been busy creating and working up some winter necklaces and pendants with my new stock, embellishing with woollen felt and simple stitching and pleased with the results Cxx

For more information visit http://buttonmania.com.au/pages/about-us

Warm and Cosy

Quote “Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” – Thomas de Quincey

Dear readers

A timeless quote from Thomas de Quincey and a perfect seque to a day of snuggle and reading a favourite book. It’s a cloudy day and rain is on the way, our fire is burning and the wheelbarrow full of chopped wood. Winston is purring beside me as I sew with blanketing making all things cosy and warm and loving the process. Trust all is well in your world