Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).
Oh my god
The pattern for this table runner came from one of my co-worker’s quilt magazines. I was training her, and while she was busy doing her work without need of my assistance, I became quite board, so I read her magazines. In one of them, I saw this project and felt the insatiable need to make this. I traced the pattern on some scrap pieces of paper I use to take notes on calls and got to work. It turns out I did not buy enough of the lime green fabric, but luckily I had extra light green fabric left over from my scotty dog pillows. I also did not purchase enough of the white fabric, but I managed to piece it together nicely, so it wasn’t a problem. I constructed this table runner on the Pfaff Ambition 1.5 because I really wanted the use of the IDT. This machine also did the decorative stitch for the binding, and it is good that this machine has enough power to get through all of those layers. Overall, this was so much fun to make and it really brightens up the room.
Also while I was doing the top stitching, I was using one of those small spools of Gutermann thread and ran out about halfway through without any extra thread. I was so heartbroken because I wanted to finish the project and get it on my table. Luckily we often have extra fabric where I work, but we really don’t have any Gutermann, and we do not usually have such a color of green as what I bought. I don’t know how, but after digging around the bags of thread in the cabinet in my supervisor’s cubical, I found not a matching thread color, but the EXACT same thread color (number 716) by the same manufacturer. I suppose the universe wanted this thing completed too
By Christian Hopkins, this very talented young photographer uses his photography as a true artistic outlet to help with his depression. The whole set of images are just stunning and really draw you in, a perfect example of how art can help a person having a difficult time to express themselves.
“Every girl is expected to have caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll tits. This is why everyone is struggling.”
It’s a hoop holder…for my hoops.
After I gave my son his scottie dog pillow, my Mom stated she wanted one too, so I made her one. I used the same fabric (since I had extra) as for my son’s present, but her batik shades were darker. I also added an embroidery design to make it extra special :3
At work, our department decided to each make a quilt block to make into an awesome quilt for our boss for Christmas. There was way too much frustration in making this thing, but it turned out very nice! I love the applique work my embroidery machine did :)