Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The start of a painting, sewing and embroidery project.

 Painting, sewing and embroidery project.

 


 Cut a piece of material to your required size. I have used a piece of cotton material. You could also use calico.
I then painted a picture on the material using fabric paints that I would use in the project. If you are not interested in painting use a picture from some material of your choice.
Cut the material (or your chosen picture) into strips and pin and tack them to the base fabric. You don't have to be precise about the size of the strips as you can mix and match to make the project more interesting.



 For this project I have painted a country scene and cut and tacked it to the base material with blank material in between.
 A couple of strips ready to be cut to size for the project.
Today I hope to machine the strips to the base fabric. 
Before I pin and tack the project I cover the painted fabric with paper before I press it.
Here's a picture I painted ready to cut into strips to be used in the project. When I have sewn the strips it to the base material I will add to paintings and embroider the pictures.


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Other Time - available in paperback


The sequel to The Other Place

Now available in paperback.

Life has by and large been happy for Chrissie since marrying the love of her life, Dan Breen, and having two daughters. She hopes that her unhappy past is well and truly buried.
Chrissie is shocked when she receives a letter from a woman called Joan claiming to be her sister. After meeting Joan, Chrissie’s life spirals out of control; her family desert her and her company begins to fail. And even worse, her marriage is threatened when a secret she has kept hidden for many years seems as if it might be revealed. The claustrophobia and panic attacks that once blighted her life return with a vengeance.
Will Chrissie be able to accept that her daughter Karen time travels, as she herself did years ago? The Other Time is a story of supernatural happenings, time travel and fractured relationships.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Ghostly Happenings

A book of new ghost stories. I have also included a few of my favourite stories, plus a ghost walk.