Saturday, 13 October 2012

Doodles and dancing

I've been making an effort lately to try out some new techniques and play around a bit more with stitching, painting, applique and embroidery. There is so much inspiration out there it's hard to know where to start!! I shall be consulting the Stitchin fingers for help!

I had a play about yesterday with some fabric paints. I haven't touched them since I bought them of my course tutor about 5 years ago. This was the resulting sketchy doodle..
Freehand machine embroidery over fabric paints

It's still a work in progress, I'm going to finish stitching with the machine and then adds some handstitched details and texture. Sketchy but fun.

Also, some further adventures of the magpie!. This is the little chap I sewed for M a few months ago. There are more pictures on this post.
 
Our kitten (soon to be my mums) was rather interested in Mr Magpie..or Sparkle as Miss M calls him!

and finally, a few pictures for my Raindrops and Daisys Greenday Link up. To take part you just need to share a few pictures on the green theme and you can check out lots of other inspiring pictures from around the globe too.
Beautiful Tribal Bellydancers
 I took these picture a few weeks ago at a Hafla (Bellydance Party) that I went to. The Tribal Dancers always have the most beautiful costumes. Here's another..
Their dances are really Earthy and powerful and I always feel quite moved when watching them. They are gorgeous ladies! What I love about Bellydance is that it celebrates the beauty and power of women and its just REALLY good fun to do!
yet another lovely rainbow! We've had a lot lately!
 Sorry this has been such ecclectic and long post, my brain is a bit all over the place at the moment!

Hope you are well and happy!
Love Dotty
xxx 

16 comments:

  1. Lovely happy post Dotty.

    I thought it was great!!

    Love the photos of the bellydance party
    they are fantastic!

    Thanks for linking up
    it is always lovely having you with us.

    Have a good weekend.

    x Fiona

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  2. cute, cute, cute.
    I love your birds! You mentioned a few posts below you can't help but be drawn to them....
    I can see why. You do them so well.
    XO
    C

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    1. thankyou! I am a bit obsessed but atleast there are so many types of bird..I'll never get bored or lack inspiration! :)

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  3. OLÁ!
    SEUS TRABALHOS COM BORDADOS SAÕ LINDOS.
    EU TAMBÉM ADORO DANÇA DO VENTRE ACHO LINDA!
    BELO ARCO- ÍRIS!
    ABRAÇO

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  4. your fabric painted picture is coming along nicely, shame the birds are not joining in with the belly dancers! Any chance of a link to read about your magpie, it was before I started following you

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    1. Hi , thanks for your comments! I did't really post much about the magpie...I should have..it was a real labour of love! The post here: http://littledottybird.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/inspired-by-nature.html has a few more pictures of it. I'll take some more detailed pics and do a little post on it I think! x

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  5. Dotty post, Dotty bird! Glad to see you're experimenting a bit, good for the brain to try new things!! See you soon x

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    1. Dotty by name Dotty by nature! Catcha soon lovely x

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  6. Oh wow - your free hand machine embroidery is amazing.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend

    Nina x

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    1. Thankyou! Flattery is always most welcome! ;)

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  7. So lovely to meet you via Green Day. I've joined to follow you. These outfits of the bellydancers are gorgeous!

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    1. Hello and Welcome! I'm always a bit jealous of the Tribal dancers..they always have the most amazing costumes..so many colours and so many layers! x

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  8. Love your 'little dotty birds' what talent you have. Will you frame it, Or chose to make something with it ?
    Thanks for your comment on the 'Bambi' sitting on my doormat.

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  9. Wow, this is beautiful, I love your little birds! You are really talented. Katarina from Croatia :)

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