Monday, 27 November 2017

Fabric paintings and embroideries

 

Painting And Embroideries 

The Bluebell Woods

Fabric painting

Embroidery

This picture is ideal for using as the front to a bag or framed as a picture. I painted and enhanced it with embroidery in November this year.
The picture measures 11.5" x 15"
I painted the bluebell woods in acrylic fabric paints, and added a small amount of freestyle machine embroidery.
£25.00 plus p/p 
email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

 

The Autumn Woods

 Fabric Painting

 I painted this picture this year. Most people love the colours of autumn. I am no exception. Autumn is my favourite season of the year.
This picture was painted with acrylic fabric paints and after finishing it I made it into a bag.
The bag measures approx 8.25"x 11.5"
£15.00 plus p/p
email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

 

Sunset 1

I felt inspired to paint this picture after seeing so many wonderful sunsets. I added embroidery after painting it with fabric paints.
The picture has been finished with black ribbon surrounding the edges.
The picture measures: 10.75" x  10,75"
£20.00 plus p/p

Moorland Picture


Fabric painting and embroidery picture
I was inspired to paint and embroider this picture after reading a friend's book. One of the scenes she described had me reaching for my paints!
Uncertain how large this picture was as I passed it on to my friend. I am engaged in painting another moorland scene at the moment. If you are interested in buying one please email me.

email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

 

Morning has broken

 Fabric painting with a tiny amount of embroidery.
 One of my hobbies is walking. I adore walking in the woods and after an early morning walk one day I was inspired to paint this picture. The picture has been finished with black ribbon surrounding the edges.
Picture size : approx 11"x11"
£20.00 plus p/p
email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

 

Distant Hills

A smaller painting than usual with appliqued flowers, and gold paint.
Measaurement: 7.75" x 6.5".
I was inspired to make this painting and embroidery after seeing a book by a fabulous embroider.
£15.00 plus p/p
email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

 

The Blue Hills

Painting and beading

Measurement: 12.25" x 11"
Fabric painting with acrylic paints and a tiny bit of embroidery.
£22.50 plus p/p

email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

Night Walk 

Painting, embroidery and beading

  Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this picture.

The picture is £20.00 plus p/p

email   carol.arnall@ntlworld.com

 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Painting of autumn

Autumn in the woods
We had such a beautiful autumn this year I felt drawn to painting a picture.
For this picture I used Denim material, acrylic fabric paints, and a lot of imagination.
I have made a bag from the picture.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Autumn woods- fabric painting














 I intend using this fabric painting for the front of a bag I am planning on making.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Available now. Take a peep






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Monday, 30 October 2017

A few more paintings and embroideries.

Interested? 





 To see more paintings & embroideries visit  www.carolarnall.com

Bluebell woods painting almost finished. Painted on denim fabric. I used fabric and acrylic paints and pencils. I will be adding more bluebells to the painting. Then I will highlight it with embroidery.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A few of my favourite Authors

Annie Murray is one of my favourite authors.Below is her most recent book.



The Doorstep Child
 Available click below
https://tinyurl.com/y7bvbkt2

Good news for followers of Annie Murray books. Annie's next book will be published 5th April 2018. It's set in the jewellery quarter in Birmingham and the title is, Sisters of Gold.

A tale of hardship and survival, The Doorstep Child is a heart-rending story from bestselling author Annie Murray.

From a tender age little Evie struggled . . .

Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence.
Her young eyes had seen so much but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend Gary, and friendly dog called Whisky - Evie might never have made it to the sixteenth birthday.
At sixteen she meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy, not much older than she is. Perhaps her fortunes have changed? But no sooner does she give over her heart, she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life...
Will Evie ever find the love and warmth she's always craved?

Link to Annie's book page 


Ken Follett

A Column of Fire


The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.
Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed.
The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.
Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.
Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen.
Over a turbulent half-century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. With Elizabeth clinging precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents, it becomes clear that the real enemies – then as now – are not the rival religions.
The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else – no matter the cost.
Kate Morton 

The Forgotten Garden

Available from Amazon  Click below
https://tinyurl.com/ybde9prc

A moving and powerful mystery, The Forgotten Garden is the bestselling second novel from author of The House at Riverton, Kate Morton.
1913

On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned after a gruelling ocean voyage from England to Australia. All she can remember of the journey is that a mysterious woman she calls the Authoress had promised to look after her. But the Authoress has vanished without a trace.
1975
Now an old lady, Nell travels to England to discover the truth about her parentage. Her quest leads her to Cornwall, and to a beautiful estate called Blackhurst Manor, which had been owned by the Mountrachet family. What has prompted Nell's journey after all these years?
2005
On Nell's death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into a surprise inheritance. Cliff Cottage, in the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, is notorious amongst the locals for the secrets it holds - secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is at Cliff Cottage, abandoned for years, and in its forgotten garden, that Cassandra will uncover the truth about the family and why the young Nell was abandoned all those decades before


 Dilly Court

Available from Amazon
https://tinyurl.com/y95qtzh7

Clara held onto the precious button, glimmering like a jewel in the dark alleyways of London’s notorious Seven Dials. She needed to save her family… but who was going to save her?
There was a time when the Carter sisters’ father was their hero. Now he’s a drunk who’s gambled away everything they had and put them all in peril. It's on Clara's shoulders to save the four sisters from destitution. Clutching her precious button box, the only thing of value they have left, Clara dreams of starting a shop that could put a roof over their heads and keep them safe…
But in debt to the terrifying Patches Braggs, leader of one of the East End's roughest gangs, Clara is in fear for her life. When a mysterious benefactor seems to offer an escape, Clara realizes too late that it comes at a terrible price…
Link to Dilly's book page

Book Page

Time Well Spent: 

 by

Kenneth C Ryeland

Memories of a former apprentice motor fitter working for the railways in Birmingham 1957-1963

Available from Kindle and in paperback
https://tinyurl.com/yadwr4dc

"Time Well Spent" is a personal account of Ken Ryeland’s training as a motor fitter in Birmingham, where he served his apprenticeship with British Railways (London Midland Region) from 1957 to 1963.
Birmingham, the veritable “Workshop of the World”, could offer a limitless variety of industrial and clerical jobs during the 1950s. Work was so plentiful in those days that it was possible to resign from one company in the morning and start work at another by lunch time on the same day. Many skilled men took advantage of this happy situation by changing jobs if they could secure an extra few pennies an hour over their current rate. Any young man wanting a job could find one easily, so when Ken Ryeland was about to leave school at the age of fifteen to venture into the world of work for the first time, he had plenty of scope. However, rather than allow his son to settle for any old job, Ken’s father was determined to guide him into something worthwhile. Young Ryeland was told by his father that he could aim for any job he liked, provided he agreed to serve a proper apprenticeship. Little did Ken realise at the time how much of an influence this wise fatherly advice would have on his future life.

Link to Ken's book Page
http://preview.tinyurl.com/yal6pndd

Tainted Tree

by

Jacquelyn Luben

 Available from Amazon Kindle and in paperback
https://tinyurl.com/y9tzkr26

When Addie Russell arrives in the UK from Boston, a failed relationship behind her, she's eager to embark on something new. She's inherited a house in Surrey and hopes to find out about her English family. Addie was adopted at birth, when her mother died, and she knows very little about her mother, who was travelling around the US. Apart from that, there are the grandparents, who wanted nothing to do with her, and the father, about whom she knows nothing at all. Soon, Addie will discover the family secrets, and will also meet more than one man. But will she find true love - and will the family be all that she hoped for?

... an engaging narrative voice ... I was immediately drawn into the story.
Donna Condon, editor, Piatkus Books

The atmosphere is skilfully built, humming with suspense ... evocative images and well-chosen vocabulary ... a page-turner.
Adrienne Dines, author

Link to Jackie's book page 


 
Available from Amazon Kindle

https://tinyurl.com/y9secf7q

Imagine… What would you do if you found the key to a time machine? A twelve-year-old girl on her way home from swim practice, did just that. With her family and friends, she must solve riddles and travel back through history to find missing pieces of the time machine in order to save the world in the future.


Will they have enough time?


 
  Link to book page

https://tinyurl.com/y8wdzh7g

 

 The Rachel Cord Mysteries: Complete & Unabridged

Available from Amazone Kindle

https://tinyurl.com/ycgoarmw 

  Hard-boiled, private detective Rachel Cord pursues multiple threads seeking a runaway teen and why gay performers are being beaten at Miss Kitty's Kathouse Kabaret. Threads that twist and bind Rachel within a tight cord of lost love, child pornography, rape, murder and near insanity. Leaving her to question her personal credo that "Life's a Bitch. So am I."

Link to book page