here are a few of my pieces of work, as promised to coffeecup. there shall be more to come soon. the first one, the charleston rug, was what started me off stitching. and i must say if i had average anxiety this helped a lot. i could lose myself for a few hours, and find that i had calmed myself down. i never thought that i would have the courage to sell my work, i didnt think i was good enough. the rug took nearly a year to make, i had to overcome some problems but i made it. the shop wanted to purchase it, but i couldnt let it go, maybe one day i will.
the second a bag. bags are quick and easy to make, ive sold few privately too.
next a little evening bag. the vase is painted onto a cabinet in the farmhouse. vanessa bell i think designed it. i just took the piece and put it onto a bag.
then a mirror, unfinished, im still working on it. i copied this from the bigger version in the house. just made it smaller. it has antique glass in at the moment, but the glass if far too heavy so im looking at getting something lighter. the edge is tapestry.
and lastly a cushion. not sure if this will sell. i know its a famous painting, just cant remember what, i managed to turn it from a tapestry into a cross-stitch many years ago. and just thought it might sell. backed it with my favourite material, courdory, which i use alot. soft texture, hard waring.
i really would recommend a hobby that you can use your hands, and brain. at least in the more anxious, stressed times you can ease your mind some.hope you enjoy the pictures.