Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Snakes alive!!

I've been trying out needlefelted snakes for a future Brigid.

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My friend Tarni says this snake has the silliest smile!

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This one is much better!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Back in action!

I've been away visiting family in Australia for the past two months. I had the best time catching up with my daughter, son-in-law and the grandchildren. Now I'm getting back to normal................... Starting with a new version of "Brigid" .

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This one represents Brigid the 'Fire of the hearth', the goddess of fertility, family, childbirth and healing. She has a more recognisable 'goddess' shape, like the 'wise women' that I like to make, and a more maternal, matronly look to her. The body fabric for this version is white silk, machine quilted to felt, giving a nice sheen rather than a woolly look.