Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Red textile collage,fabrics, lace, slow stitching, felt - ' Life and Love'.

I love showing my work on this blog but I do wonder if anyone ever looks at it as I never seem to get any messages. If you do come to read my blog here PLEASE could you let me know even if it is just I DO. Much appreciated.

 I've called this piece - 'Life and love' as the colour red is known to bring good luck, happiness and prosperity at any time of the year not just at Christmas.
My life revolves around textiles and felt of which I sell via the internet. I would much rather prepare fabrics and lace for sale or make beautiful felt pieces than sit at the computer. BUT alas it has to be done. SO now you know what I am doing all day today.

This piece is now up for sale at my 

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Embroidery art, Felt art, floral art, textile art. 2018 hot Summer

This year has been very difficult for me. To get through it all I have concentrated in the main on my art work, felting and embroidery have been my saviours.

Now that I seem to have come out to the other side I am ready to start sharing my creations.

I have called this art piece 2018 Hot Summer.
It is all handmade including the felt that the textiles and embroidery have been added to. The felt has been made using merino wool fibres and pure silk strands and felted by the wet felting method. 

I love to use antique textiles in my work and the flower above is early 19th century.

 There is lots of history in this piece as the lace and silks are very old as  well. The embroidery threads I used are either antique or vintage. I love to add something different and the little butterfly on the flower has been cut from some antique embroidered braid.

This art piece has been attached to an acid free mount board ready for framing.

If you would like to remember this years hot Summer then it can be purchased on my

Here are a few more detailed images og the piece.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

nuMONDAY shop listings for Feltissimo

I'm trying to put lots of stock into my NuMONDAY shop this week. Yesterday I completed listing the Felted miniture wall hangings of Florence and now I have the complete collection of Garden brooches online in my

Yesterday it was really hot up here in Morecambe 30 degrees. Today is going to be even hotter. I can't remember more than one hot day all the time I've lived here.
Today I am completing an embroidered floral wall hanging I've been working on for a while. I'll show it to you tomorrow. I'm also going to make some small felted pictures today, so windows open and fans on.
Here are the two collections that are in my nuMonday shop.

The Garden brooch collection.

The miniature 'Florence' wall hanging collection.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Just joined nuMonday and opened my Feltissimo shop.

Well with one thing and another, this year so far has been rather traumatic. Mum went down hill rapidly since Christmas with lots of falls, numerous A&E admissions and the final stages of vascular dementia. She had to be moved from her care home to a nursing home, it was heartbreaking. My mother died in April and as the only child and executor of her will I've had a lot to sort out. Everything has now been sorted out and I've been able to get myself together by starting to felt again.

I'm going to try to spend more time adding more items to nuMONDAY. I've been hanging on to most of my felt work because I had visions of standing at craft fairs in the future. Whether that willl happen I don't know but in the meantime I need some creations on so that other people can enjoy them.

I will be adding more items during the next week.
The following image is of a felted and embroidered brooch. It is from a garden inspired collection.

 I will be posting regularly now so do pop by and perhaps comment s I wil love to make this blog more open. Till next time ......... Sandie

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Robins always cheer me up.

What a lovely little chap, he really cheers me up on this dark and dismal day.
The shot was taken on a walk through the Silverdale  RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve. There were robins everywhere, in fact one flew almost into my granddaughter's face.

Today I pick up my new after my old had engine failure. I'm a little apprehensive, although it is a lovely car it has an electronic hand brake which I've never had before. Just worried about hill starts as I was told that you have to put your foot on the brake when disengaging the hand brake. I will have to have a long chat with the garage and do lots of practice if that is the case. I always feel a little nervous driving different cars for at least the first couple of time but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

Off to see mum this afternoon in her care home. She will soon be 91 and has developed alzheimers with vascular dementia. I always feel so sad when I visit her as she is in a world of her own and can't follow a conversation at all. The upside is that she is getting 24 hour care and her room has a wonderful view over Morecambe bay to the hills of the Lake District.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Discount for new buyers in my Etsy shop.

I have sold quite a lot of pieces in my etsy shop and have started to list new pieces.

I love it when a piece I have created is popped into the post and wings it's way to a customer so that they can appreciate and use something I have made.

New customers are always welcome and now they will get a 15% discount on their first order. In order to do that you will need to put the 
Coupon Code  - 1STTIMEBUYER 
into the shopping basket to get the discount.

Everything that is in the shop would make an ideal Christmas present.

I always try to get items in the post straight away, either the same day or the next so that you are not waiting and waiting for your order to appear.

I would like to hear from you with regards to what you think of my creations. All comments will be welcome.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Feltissimo Christmas sale almost over in my Etsy shop NOW

The sale ends on 1st of December, so not much time to get a bargain.

There are lots of handmade items for sale. Here are just a few of what you will see in my etsy shop

 A needlecase made with vintage quilt and antique fabrics.
Full of everything you need to do your sewing, scissors, needle threader, needles and pins.
 Lots of felted brooches embellished with vintage fabrics and hand embroidery.
 All so felted wall hangings.


Monday, 14 August 2017

More felted wearable art in Feltissimo shop today.

It has been quite a while since I wrote anything on here and I do apologise.
There has been so many things happening. Firstly I was preparing all of the food for our large 25th wedding anniversary party. Ever since we have been married my husband has been the cook in our house. He has been a star as it has allowed me to get on with my Rag Rescue and Feltissimo business (Now called RR & F Textiles).
However just for once I wanted to prove to myself that I could still cook and I did achieve my aim. I produced all home baked food, a three course banquet for three days for over 20 people at our house. It was wonderful but I was exhausted afterwards.
Then we went on a well deserved holiday, but whilst there I started working embroidering every evening and have continued since.
Yesterday I started putting some handmade nuno felt brooches into my etsy shop, perhaps you would like to have a look. they are great for presents, birthday, Christmas etc and can be worn, placed on bags, used like patches on pockets etc.
Here is a quick look at the ones I put on yesterday. If you would like to see and read more details then please click the link at the top of this post.
I post worldwide and take on commissions.


Saturday, 8 April 2017

Felted cuff bracelet, one of a kind.

 This is a handmade one of a kind cuff bracelet.

Combed wool tops have been wet felted turning them into a strong fabric.

The design and various textures have been created with the addition of pre-felts and free machine embroidery.

A felt base has been hand stitched on to the front creating further firmness.

A vintage fabric covered button and vintage silk and wool loop have been added.

Measurements - 24.5cms long with the loop (9.7 inches)
- 5.5/5cms wide. (2.2/2inches)

Washable - Very gently dip and squeeze in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
Lay flat to dry.