WHY FOLLOW THE CROWD…?
The latest version of my little fun fabric Sheep in Boots series 🙂 A super colourful larger, than previous, patchwork landscape and appliquéd felt sheep picture – being larger I could get more little sheep in LOL 😉 …Although the finished picture does have glass in the frame to keep everything clean, I did remove it for this photo so as not to get reflections..
Take one mount and picture frame…lots of little offcuts of fabric…some felt and a silly imagination…..et voilà – ‘Why Follow the Crowd…?’ Fun fabric art collage 😀
Fabric mounted collage, before being placed in the glazed frame, I like to make everything neat and tidy…so, a black felt backing and some strips of black cotton fabric were applied to and around the finished little fabric scene, this makes the fabric picture happy to just sit in the frame behind the mount without slipping around too!
Wonderful work as always! I love the concept of this so much. Individuality is soooo important and this is a really fun way to illustrate that. 😀
Thanks so much Jackie for your lovely comment 😀
I think It’s good to express things in a fun quirky artistic way!
I do too! 🙂
I love both picture and message!
Thanks so much Joanna – just a simple little fun way of saying it! 🙂
Brilliant, as ever! I love the sense of depth you always manage to invoke in your Sheepscapes (if that isn’t a word, it should be!) and your fabric choices are always spot on.
LOL…If, I ever become famous I might ask for ‘Sheepscapes’ to be added to the dictionary 😀 Thank you sooo much for your lovely comment too, It’s made my day! 🙂
Lovely, lovely and great fun. I bet you sew with a smile on your face. 🙂
I thought you might like this one Sarah, and Thank you so much for your lovely comment…I DO actually sew with a smile…well, most of the time, till I get myself in a knot ;-/ LOL I have a few more titles up my sleeve for the future to tackle, meanwhile I’m back in bag making mode 🙂 Hope you are still keeping well after your marathon sickie might give your new recipe a trial ruun with lots of garlic!!! 😀
🙂 My mother’s mother used to give me jumpers, and other items that she’d knitted for me, with labels that said “Love in Every Stitch”. Yours could say “A Smile in Every Stitch.” 😀
I am well now thank you Caren. And very busy, but trying not to overdo it.
I’m so pleased you are all better now Sarah, and, as I said, it’s nice to have you back on the blogosphere once more :-D… At no point should you be exerting yourself too much, insist on all the help (specially in the kitchen!) you can muster – for as long as you can! 😉
I love your mother’s loving thought of putting little labels into your handmade clothing, how special was that?! and such a loving mum too take the time!! I love your thoughts on ”A smile in every stitch”, I should look into having labels printed to add to my little creations!!! 😀
Thanks Caren. I’ve definitely used the “I’m too sick to cook” line a few times recently. 🙂
Actually it was the labels on the parcels but I’ve seen people use lovely labels in their handmade items. You should definitely think about trying them. Your pieces are full of hidden gems and labels would add to that, I think.
Now you’re all better…. you’ll have to come up with another excuse… 😉 can’t have you slaving away every day in the kitchen!…perhaps an allergy… to the utility knife???
Aw, thank you for your lovely comments! I have made a couple of quilts which I have hand stitched labels onto, though maybe I should consider adding them to all my creations?! Trouble is, if someone doesn’t like an item, then, they’ll know where to send it back to LOL 😉
I definitely have an allergy to the kettle, yes that’s it, the kettle. 🙂 That means I get lots of cups of tea made for me too. 😉
I can’t imagine anyone ordering your creations and not being delighted with them.
You know … I might see if I can adopt that allergy, sometime I get really fed up of making all the brews in our house, the only time I get a break is when the children come home for a visit!! 😉
The good news, so far, I’ve never had anyone want to return anything 🙂 let’s hope I’ve not just jinxed myself LOL
I’d be careful about developing a kettle allergy – it sounds like you might end up getting very thirsty. 😉 At least you got the children well trained. 🙂
You are probably right!! 😉
Mrs P said:
How super creative, it’s great to see even sheep have a rebellious streak to prove their individuality, hurrah for red wellies
LOL I like to think….if I were a sheep in a big flock…it would be me in those red wellies 😀
Mrs P said:
For sure, I’d be the one right at the back (probably in hiking boots) oblivious to everything dancing away to my own little tune LOL
LOL…love to know what tune it would be?? not to mention, which dance routine works best with four hiking boots ….. 😉
Mrs P said:
I would walk 500 miles by The proclaimers would be my first choice …In Capetown there is a dance troupe that perform in wellies I wonder if the sheep could give them a run for their money http://www.capetownmagazine.com//media_lib/r1/fe666dc7a2540aec6b055eb3bc5c47d7.img.jpg
LOL I’m sure they could – though I rather think they’d need a couple of passes through the sheep dye dip to compete in the colourful clothing stakes first!! Great choice of tune too 😀