Sunday, 12 June 2016

A fabric roll


I've been working on a fabric roll
I started this project about christmas time
but didn't really had the time to work on it.



I picked it up again about a month ago and it's finally finished.



here's some pics of the work in process


40 inch long strib of fabric with little fabric pieces attached on top
each little piece handstitched with what turned out to be a flower theme






I've attached the fabric roll to a vintage spool.
it was actually the spool that inspired me to make the roll



a little piece of seambinding added as hanger



lots of details in this pieces and lots and lots of slowstitch
it was so mch fun and definitely not the last fabric roll i'm going to make.

[it's listed in the shop]

wishing you all a wonderful sunday
Tina 









Thursday, 2 June 2016

When real life takes over life

and so much for the promisses.
life have been so crazy over here - I have no idea how time have disapeared.

but here I am...



I've been able to sneak in a little creative time in between
and have been working on some little sewed pieces for the shop.


the base on this one is an old cabinet card





and some little tea bag art pieces



finished houses


I was lucky to get my hands on an old quilt piece to use in my creations.
I just love those old worn pieces - they are perfect for my stitched pieces


in the making...


and the finished piece
I really like this piece.
it's in the shop now
here's a link
www.tinajensenart.etsy.com

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and some exciting news

I've been publiced in the new somerset SEW
with several articles
and I made the front page too - I'm really excited about this.
I's a great honour
Thank you so much Stampington



all for now

wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

a nine path and a flu

I finally managed to finish my little blue and grey nine path


here's a little close up of the work in progress


lots of little details


I'm quite happy with this.
the slow work in these pieces are very therapeutic

and then I went down with the flu.....



for more than a week - laying down with this view.
the weather is still cold around here 


while we wait for spring. 
lots of little spring flowers in the garden and the peonies on their way.

I'm back up and working on some slow stitching.
back soon

Tina 



Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Another Journal spread

Here's another journal spread - ByBun 'style'
and with the use of colors
very unfamilar for me - I do find it difficult 


this is the background as it looked like before adding the details.
I'm quite fond of the red color in here.
You can't see it, but there's layers here with paint and paper scraps.



this is how the spread ended up - with all the doodle details.
I like the little deer in the corner - I want to work more with this kind of transfer
and I do like the ladders too. I think they add a nice element.


here's some close up photos to see the details.




I added some scripples too - I like that.
I really really like this class - not sure where this leads, but it's definitely going to
influence on my collage work - I sure of that.

thanks for peeking in.

It's a beautiful sunny but cold day here today, I hope your day is beautiful too.
Tina

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Fighting the Blues and some Art Journaling


I told you I was back
and so I though
didn´t calculate the winter blues.

it normally sets in when december is approaching
and normally I´ll start feeling better after christmas
and so I thought this year too
only I wasn´t
this year was worser

so
I´ve been taken one day at a time
ordinated myself some
d-vitamin and some exercise
thing are much better

I haven´t finished the blues story piece I showed you last time.
Instead I signed up for some art journal classes
to get some new inspiration


treated myself with some new suppliers
and started on the workshop ByBun


I love the style she have.
here's a closeup of the work in progress


adding details

I really like the idea with the layers and the doodling


here the final spread
my first

If there's still some here
I wish you a beautiful sunday

Tina 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

It´s beginning to look like Christmas


I´ve been home for a few weeks now
and things have started to settle down.



It's beginning to look like christmas


little christmas trees and a heleborus on my table at home


and my little gnome hanging out
at the new old house



I´m working on a nine patch in between
here´s the beginning


still in progress

a few minutes here and there
that´s all for now

still a few arrangements to be
done before Christmas Eve

happy to be back

Tina ♥♥♥



Sunday, 6 December 2015

3 month of unwilling absense

I´m back
after 3 month of unwilling absense
Back in my home

I left here with the setup at the Galleri Svanen
for the month of August.

here´s what happened
and what I have been doing:

We were having a vacation in our new old house
enjoying the garden
and decided to paint the bedroom in our home
while out there.

this is what it looked like when we started to paint the wall


mould
and lots of it


in both rooms to the outer wall
our bedroom and my studio

and then the battle with the owner to 
get it fixed started.

in the meantime
we moved a lot of our stuff to the new old house as 
we wouldn´t be able to come back
after the end of our vacation.
thank god we had a place to stay



and enjoyed the summer
too a trip to Kullen in Sweden



enjoyed some lazy days
and I started working in my new studio 
in the new old house


hexi pieces


and preparations for the upcoming Christmas Craft fair
in december


an altered book


made with plaster and cloth


old stuff and dryed flowers
(it here)

from time to time
we checked in on our home
and the developments in the rooms.
This is how it looked like when they finally agreed
to fix it and removed the wallpaper.



no good...

back in the new old house
development on the hexi piece



and some tea bag art pieces
(also here)


old house looked like this
we´re now in september/october


with two empty rooms and everything
moved into the living room
including my studio stuff


some stitched fabric hearts


and a little accordion book


then the snow came


and we´re still at the new old house
We love being here even though it wasn´t intensional


more hexi pieces


and sticthed work


removed the clock parts
and made these into little pendants


listed here

and finally the work was done
the mould was gone
and the wall done in both rooms.

We have moved back


my empty studio.
I decided to sort everything and only things 
I will use got allowed back in.
lots of stuff went in the bin
it felt great.

It took me about a week.



everything is back in order
and I can work in here again


here´s a little view

and it´s beginning to look a little bit of Christmas



the living room table have been decorated.

sorry for the long post
but it HAS been 3 month :-)

I have no idea if there´s still some of you
out there visiting her.
I hope so

I´m back on a regular schedule now

wishing you all a beautiful 2. of advent

Tina ♥♥♥