It’s not all black and white…

According to Diane!! She has chosen black and white with a splash of colour as this week’s theme at Mixed Media Monday. This is such an intriguing theme, isn’t it? Let me explain how I came to create the “Little Red”…

Something inside me has shifted this year. I vowed to maintain a more balanced life this year, so that I ‘manage’ home, support DH and his aims and goals, help DD to achieve her GCSE coursework to the best of her ability and enjoy my ‘ME time’, not putting too much pressure on myself and my Muse.

I have the urge to ‘walk the walk’, not just ‘talk the talk’ – I’m being more thrifty than ever; I am using up the copious amounts of found objects and stash that I already possess and not buying anything that I ‘fancy’ but don’t need. I am creating and crafting the things I ‘feel’ inspired to, not what will likely fit a challenge or look great in the Gallery! Well, I saw a project to recycle a skirt you no longer wear and turn it into a pinafore dress, recently, and mentally perused my wardrobe. I don’t have that many clothes but I do have some that I shall probably never wear again!

I couldn’t make the pinafore dress because my bust has increased (along with the rest of me!), since I stopped smoking! However, I went through all the old Prima Paper Patterns till I found this tunic one and proceeded to spend a few hours today, happily recycling a rather ugly skirt into this rather Retro Tunic, and created Little Red from a bit of scrap, a little bling and some red feathers!!!

Retro Tunic

'Little Red'

Isn’t he just adorable???

I had to work hard to restrain myself from adding more feathers and bling! Not quite sure where Little Red is destined to end up, but for now, he’s learning Catalan…!

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27 Comments

  1. Ah poco rojo… Maravilloso!

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  2. I love “little red”! adorable!!!

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  3. How fabulous!!!! What a terrific idea!!! You always amaze
    me with your talent and flair!

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  4. mixedmediamonday

     /  March 7, 2010

    The tunic is gorgeous and I’m totally in love with little Red! I do admire you using up some of your stash – I wish I could be better in that regard, grin! Diane

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  5. Wow you are so clever the tunic is fabulous and little red is very cute!!! Well done!

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  6. Wow! The tunix is a winner, and Little Red has lots of personality. You excelled at this challenge, for sure!

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  7. Just gorgeous!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE this!!

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  9. I love your goals, they could have been written for me! Good luck in sticking to them, girlfriend! I love your top, looks excellent. “Little Red”, bottom front, left side…you wouldn’t want his tail hitting your midriff, me thinks. My creative friend, you amaze me with your talent! Never sure of what you are going to do next!! ttys. Hugs, Gayle.

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  10. Oh, this is wonderful!! I love everything about it, Kristin xo

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  11. Little Red is so precious! You have so much imagination, Rosie. I just love black and white with a splash of red. I like the feathers and the bling a lot.

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  12. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. When I saw the tunic, I thought! That is too pretty! I can’t believe that she cut it up to make art! Not that the bird isn’t adorable, but then I read you MADE that tunic and almost fell out of my computer chair!

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  13. Great bird!!

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  14. Rosie little red is very very beautiful and sweet.

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  15. Wow, that’s beautifull!

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  16. it’s beautiful!!!

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  17. It’s beautiful!! I also love the bird!! Great entry!

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  18. It’s wonderful. Love it.

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  19. This is fabulous! This retro tunic is stylin’! And little red is so chic – Cheers!

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  20. Oh this just made me SMILE!

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  21. B

     /  March 9, 2010

    The red touches really do bring this piece to life.

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  22. amy

     /  March 9, 2010

    love the bird

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  23. He is adorable – great use of bold fabric!

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  24. You have so much imagination, Rosie. I just love black and white with a splash of red. I like the feathers and the bling a lot.

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  25. Little Red is quite the dandy! I’m sure he’s the hottest rooster in the hen house!!
    And I’m drooling over your tunic, Rosie! Stunning and stylish! XOXO

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  26. Great work and ideas!! Love both!

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  27. Wow! Beautiful vest!

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