Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Too Hot to Hoover

Well of course it is or was but still is inside. Anyway I've many more things I've been putting my hands to just lately.


The excitement almost bubbled over in me last week when Molly first took form in my head and then emerged from a chaotic frenzy of creativity and mess. She is what they term as a pillow doll.

Her body is basically a rectangular pillow of curtain lining stuffed with polyester and her face is painted with acrylics. She has a shock of orange merino wool top hair, couched sari yarn headband and a vintage earring (no ears to speak of though). Does it matter? Not a jot! She is an art doll after all and anything goes as far as I'm concerned.

Her legs are felted on an embellisher and her big heart is free motion embroidery.                                          
Here she is enjoying the sunshine!

Well after seeing my sister's blog artontheburn.blogspot.com post and her jean bags I'm afraid I had to have a go myself (sorry Bern). It only came about when I decided to tidy up my studio and happened upon a one legged pair of old jeans.


I decided to put a piece of board at the base to give it some shape- just a piece of thin hardboard used for
backing paintings stuck on with pva.The handle fastenings and the fabric applique came from a dress I made many moons ago and kept the belt. The little heart on a ribbon was given to me by a friend. So there you have it a Bottom Bag (as if one bottom isn't enough). What I'll do with it now I'm not sure as I don't think DH ( dear husband- as I discovered reading too many Yahoo! group emails) will be seen with me carrying it!

A Bowl of Lemons Acrylic on board 12"x 10"

And finally a painting. I always seem to gravitate towards still life. This is full of colour and texture and I used a painting knife mostly.

It's for sale here LaziDazi on Etsy. Molly is getting ready to travel too!

Now what was I saying about hoovering? Happy creating - you know you must!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Red and Gold Textile Cuff

Red and Gold Textile Cuff by Lazi Dazi
Red and Gold Textile Cuff, a photo by Lazi Dazi on Flickr.

Just trying out this link from Flickr!

This is made from felted merino wool tops, yarn, panne velvet, applique, organza, beads and has a little pocket (inside heat distressed organza) with a polished gemstone. It also has machine and hand embroidery.