Christmas robin padded collage!

“Robins” is the SPA theme this week and after leaving Nick to get on with most of the decorating of the “tree”, I had a bit of “me” time this afternoon. Apart from painting the row house assemblage/collage, creating a mini-canvas for TAW tomorrow and getting a bit too ‘painty’, I got out the sewing machine…

"Age 3 yrs."

I couldn’t find any images of robins in my stash so I drew him. Well, he’s not too bad, is he?!! Lots of recycled elements in this stitched postcard – the background is a paper cast from a previous GPP Street Teams challenge; the threads are leftovers from fraying fabric pieces, the leaf ribbon was gifted to me by Patty (Magpie’s Nest) a long time ago; the red gauzy (gold holly), ribbon is from a gift last xmas which I just cut up and used for the hanger too!

I am still knitting happily in the evenings and have managed 3 pairs of cable wrist warmers so far (sent one pair to DH’s best bud yesterday!!) and am playing with some very hairy, mohair leftovers at the moment, knitting stripes – something I haven’t done since I was a kid!!!

Looking forward to seeing who goes into next week’s Strictly final – my ultimate line-up would be Kara, Pamela and any of the boys (though I have a soft spot for both Scott & Matt), and I shall be recording the X Factor final results too!

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21 Comments

  1. What a great interpretation of the theme, Rosie! Your stitched postcard is wonderful.

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  2. fatmasplace

     /  December 12, 2010

    rosie, die weihnachtscollage ist grandios. da steckt viel arbeit drin

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  3. this is gorgeous Rosie!

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  4. Really lovely.

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  5. A wonderful art piece Rosie…amazing layering and embellishments…great job!!!

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  6. Your postcard is just beautiful. I love all the textures – and your Robin is so cute!!!

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  7. What a beautiful “quilted” take on the theme Rosie- a stunning fabric postcard!

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  8. Woweeeh, Rosie!!!!! I always look forward to your art and you never fail to amaze me with your lovely work! This is simply gorgeous! BRAVO!!!!

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  9. My very favorite today! I love your sewn, tactile piece! A gorgeous piece of art indeed!

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  10. Another feast for the eyes from the fertile mind of Wosie Wo! I love your robin, and everything else!

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  11. Kate

     /  December 12, 2010

    I love this. I have a soft spot for birie things anyway but the slightly rustic feel and threads is just great – nest like somehow.

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  12. fantastic piece, I love it!

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  13. This is ART! How fantastic this is!

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  14. Rosie, I’m missing words, your fabric collage is wonderful.

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  15. Anne

     /  December 14, 2010

    Gorgeous Postcard

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  16. Your postcard is stunning, love all the fabric elements.

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  17. johanna

     /  December 19, 2010

    wonderful – his nest is padded so well with all those fibers!! such an awesome fabric collage!!

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  18. Oh wow! So gorgeous! I’m delighted that you’re participating in Art Journal Every Day!

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    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

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