Thursday, 9 July 2009

Crinoline lady ~ finished at last!

I have been busy in work this week and going back and for the hospital on my days off with Hubby, so I am feeling tired, which means inspiration for new projects is not forthcoming. But I have managed to finally finish my crinoline lady picture. Unfortunately, I don't think it photographs very well, the colours are much better in real life! I am very pleased with it though and the canvas looks slightly padded when framed which it makes it look older and more authentic. In the future I am going to try and make a cushion to match, but the canvas would have to be a very, very small count, so that may have to wait until my eyes are up to it!

Talking of eyes, I have huge eye strain today, thanks to my computer. I recently changed my broadband supplier and thinking that I had 30 days to change my email address, I didn't rush to get everything done at once. So imagine my surprise and disappointment when I learnt that my old supplier had cancelled my email address on the day they switched off my broadband and they failed to honour their promise of a 30 day email switchover period. I think I have managed to change everything now, but I have been sitting at this computer from 8 o'clock this morning and it is now 12!!!

I have also finished my little blackwork stool and cushion. Seen here photographed in my Victorian house. I love this leather chair. I bought it in Miniatura a couple of years ago, sadly, the budget wouldn't stretch to the matching sofa, maybe next Miniatura!
I did have a little idea though, whilst doing the ironing of all things, so out came all the necessary bits and pieces, lined up nicely on the ironing board, until the youngest daughter asked what on earth I was doing turning the ironing board into a 'Making table'. Nowhere is safe in our house from half finished projects. I have been following Julie's blog at Bellabelle dolls and I am so jealous of her new workshop. It is going to be fab. Maybe one day, if I am very lucky. Though hubby would probably take it over for his projects! Oh well, I will just have to make do with the dining room table, settee and of course ironing board 'making table' for now.


  1. Sorry to hear about your eyes and that you are so tired!!! The needle work is great!!! Take care of yourself.

  2. Thanks for your kind comments Meli, a little rest and I will back on form. Its lovely to have feedback on my stitching, thankyou. Julia


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