Mama-san disapproves!

This week at SPA, the theme is Oriental. The MMM theme for tomorrow is “I feel pretty” – another lovely showtune chosen by Diane. This reminds me so much of the opera Madame Butterfly, which was my mother’s favourite. When I was quite young she explained the whole story to me and I remember that it always made me cry – so sad…

"I feel pretty..."

I chose the 2 lovely ladies from Home Impressions The Orient plate, as they work so well for this theme. The background text page comes from a pack that Lisa sent me (Ten Two Studios – ephemera) and it’s all stitched by machine. I used red and gold lacy scraps, wire-stemmed flowers from my stash and made a black ruffle for along the right hand side with some black lining that I tore into strips!

I’m going to have “brunch” with my DD now and then do a few odd jobs before I go off to work this afternoon. Have a lovely day, everyone!

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31 Comments

  1. incredible piece Rosie!! love it!

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  2. What a amazing fabric piece, dear Rosie!
    Beautifully created.

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  3. Sandy

     /  April 25, 2010

    Gosh your work rock.
    This is spectacular.

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  4. Wonderful fabric piece!

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  5. Your fabric work just gets better and better. This is a beautiful piece, Rosie. APPLAUSE!

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  6. taluula

     /  April 25, 2010

    Well Miss Rosie, you are really on a roll with your fabric work, this one is magnificent. Standing O from me.

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  7. really lovely work!

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  8. I love this wonderful fabric piece- outstanding work Rosie!

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  9. Love this gorgeous fabric creation! BRAVO!~

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  10. Amazing card, Rosie, love your fabris creations! (I can’t wait to see your ‘sewing’ entry for next week’s challenge!!)

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  11. oh so cool with the stitchery!!! wonderful piece

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  12. Beautiful piece, Rosie!

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  13. Gorgeous interpretation, Rosie. I love the way you can be so creative with the sewing machine.

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  14. mixedmediamonday

     /  April 26, 2010

    What a beautiful piece, Rosie – such a lovely tribute to Madame Butterfly! Diane

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  15. wonderful piece!! Loveing the colours you have used and the stitching! :0)

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  16. Your Oriental piece is gorgeous, girlfriend. What a lot of interesting stitching going on here. The images and fabric are fabulous.

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  17. gorgeous!

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  18. Oh Rosie, What a great idea to blend the 2 challenges–and so perfect! What a beautiful piece! And I love Madame Butterfly too…this is a lovely tribute.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Adkins

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  19. WOW – love the composition and all the little details – the feather is great, Kristin xo

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  20. johanna

     /  April 26, 2010

    this IS so pretty!! love all the fabric texture and sewing here!

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  21. Wow, this is just stunning! So beautifull the fsbric texture, and all the elements you put in!

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  22. Rosie, your piece is beautiful! I love all the stitching you’ve done!
    xoxo

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  23. Awonderful piece, I adore all the different texture, stunning fabric piece!

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  24. Wonderful fabric art creation.

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  25. Awesome!

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  26. This is incredible Rosie, and I love the story behind it. Some mothers are especially gifted, and your sounds as if she was on of those. My mother, a high school English teacher, used to tell me stories from books that I was too young to read, but the stories were so fascinating that, by the time I could actually read them, I was hooked on literature. Weren’t we lucky to have such creative mothers? I’m sure your mother is very proud that you, in turn, are such a gifted artist.

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  27. This is gorgeous, love the lotus blossoms which finish it off perfectly!

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  28. Its gorgeous

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  29. Exquisite oriental piece and a reminder of the tragic story of Madame Butterfly.
    Rosie, you are a legend. Your fabric work (and, of course, all your work) is stunning.

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  30. barnie

     /  April 27, 2010

    Fantastic sewing work – love all the details.

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  31. This is so lovely Rosie!

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