Exciting new exhibition

A new exciting opportunity has risen to exhibit at The Sugar Cane Coffee Lounge, Ashgrove. I’ve got live music, champers, canapes and of course all my intricate, paper artwork will be on display on my opening night which is Saturday 19th November. To book please get in touch, $25 a ticket.

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From small beginnings!

Most people around my children’s school know me or know of me, some of them know that I’m a creative type, with only a few who really know what I get up to in my few, precious moments of spare time. So when the opportunity of the school art show came up, I thought I would exhibit the pieces that I did a few years ago to show my creativity.

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It’s quite a nerve wracking experience, it is like showing your soul but you know let people in and they can surprise and lovely things can happen.

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I had many sales from the exhibition which made my heart jump for joy including this lovely stained-glass inspired piece using ripped paper and another exhibition is now in the pipeline.

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As well as exhibiting at the art show, my lovely friend and I were in charge of decorating the hall in a rainbow of paper star garlands. It was an art installation in itself!!  The end result was amazing and it was a shame to take it down when the show was all over but it wouldn’t have survived the boy’s indoor soccer!

Well until next time.

Love

Lilibet

Party Paper Paraphernalia

I’ve been having fun making new lines for my Etsy shop.  It’s good to get back into the swing of making things again!

blue cupcake8-Lilibet Stanley Flower Cake Toppers in any colour! If you have got a colour scheme in mind, please let me know and I will be happy to help.

pink bunting cake topper1 -Lilibet Stanley Bunting cake toppers in pink, apricot and gold.

Little cottages1-Lilibet StanleyLittle Cottage Bunting was very cute to make and would look great in a girls bedroom or used as gift wrapping. It’s now looking for an owner. If you are interested, please take a look in my link to my Etsy shop.

Hopefully it won’t be so long before my next post.

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Lilibet_Velvet @Spoonflower

I was very excited to receive my first parcel of my printed fabric designs in the post from Spoonflower.com. I have set my designs so Spoonflower customers can buy my new range. It can be printed onto different types of fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. You can buy my fabric designs at http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/lilibet_velvet

fabric-Lilibet StanleySpoonflower.com is so easy to use!

spoonflower colour chart-Lilibet StanleyYou upload your design,choose your colours from their colour chart, choose your fabric and then simply wait for the designs to arrive. It does take some time to arrive from America to Australia but I loved the thrill of opening the beautiful parcel when it arrived!

I’m going to be making something out of my fabric, I will show you when it’s all finished. I can’t wait to get more of my designs printed.

Thank you Spoonflower!

Until next time,

Lilibet

 

A Country Adventure

Hello,

We spent some lovely, relaxing days in January  in the country around Wide Bay. We are lucky to have friends with a house surrounded by cane fields.

canefield-Lilibet Stanleyand the children just love having the space to run around.

truckinmud-Lilibet Stanley  They pass their time playing with trucks in mud!

treehousesteps-Lilibet Stanley or playing in the tree house,

cubby-Lilibet Stanleymaking cubbies!

magicshow-Lilibet Stanleyand putting on magic shows! All the stuff that childhoods should be made of!!

swing under the mango tree-Lilibet Stanley My Little Lady loves nothing more than to be pushed on the swing under a mango tree and what a nice way to spend a late afternoon, once the sun has done down a little!

sewingbox-Lilibet StanleyThere is plenty of time for me to get out my sewing box and add more suffolk puffs to my quilt as well as joining in with all the fun and games on the verandah.

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quilt1-Lilibet StanleyMy Little Lady’s quilt is really starting to grow and look more like a quilt now.

cup of tea-Lilibet StanleyEverything stops for morning and afternoon tea on the verandah!

suffolkpuffs-Lilibet StanleyThen I start sewing again surrounded by the noise of the chooks and the rooster crowing whenever he feels like it, it’s not just first thing in the morning you know!

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mango-LilibetStanleyOccasionally, there is a terrific bang on the roof and that is a mango dropping from tree. It does tend to give you a shock in the middle of the night!

mango on the ground-Lilibet StanleyThere are so many mangoes to collect, some start to rot before they are collected.

chicken eating mango-Lilibet StanleyEveryone loves mango, the chickens love them…

cow eating mango-Lilibet Stanleythe Jersey calves love them… (that’s obviously how you make mango smoothie!!)

pig eating mango-Lilibet Stanleythe pig next door loves them…

mango in box-Lilibet StanleyThere is plenty for everyone to have their fair share!

mango chutney-Lilibet StanleyWe have even being enjoying some homemade Sweet Mango chutney with curries since we have returned from our galavanting around.

calf4-Lilibet StanleyIt’s always hard to say goodbye when we had so much fun and it was especially hard saying goodbye to this adorable Jersey Cow, who could resist those eyes!!

Until next time.

Lilibet

 

Loving the waves!

Hello,

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by all the colours you can see in the sea and how the white horses break the blues and greens up into scrumptious stripes.

Seascape6-Lilibet Stanley It’s the designer in me that loves to see the world through colour and pattern!

Seascape4-Lilibet StanleyFor me, late afternoon is the best time to go down to the beach to be inspired. I’ve heard early mornings are great also but I’m not by nature an early-riser!!

Seascape3-Lilibet StanleySlightly stormy afternoons and the sea goes all mean and moody with dark, slate tones.

Seascape2-Lilibet StanleyThe sun setting and all sorts of pastel colours come to play with pale pinks, salmons, baby blue with a hint of green.

wave embroidery1-Lilibet StanleyI thought I would show you some of my textile work I have done over the years based on waves and the sea. This embroidery was based upon a sketch that I did of Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, England, many moons ago when I was young, free and single and I could spend time sitting, sketching and observing.

wave embroidery-Lilibet StanleyI tried to create the movement of the pounding waves against the beach by using frayed silks and net loose for emphasis!

close up of wave embroidery-Lilibet StanleyI used many different techniques including Free-Machine Embroidery, French Knots, running stitch and trapping bits of fabric to create a sumptuous, rich carpet of colour in tones of turquoise, aquas, slates and indigos. Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are a strong influence in my textile embroidery work.

porthmeor beach-Lilibet StanleyMy sketch of Porthmeor Beach! I remember sitting on The Island with waves crashing beneath me and my view was the busyness of Porthmeor beach with the waves crashing and children playing in the sand, whilst I painted in peace. St Ives is a beautiful place and a great place to paint!

close up of porthmeor beach-Lilibet StanleyI have never managed to finish the embroidery off to include the houses a long the beach- jobs, children and other projects came along! One of my many unfinished projects!

I’ve enjoyed sharing with you my love of the sea and how I have interpreted it in textiles.

Until next time.

Lilibet

 

 

 

Bunting galore!!

Hello,

Since putting up the shop window at Skyring Architects, I’ve been busy putting new things into my Etsy shop. One of the new things that I’m excited about is my range of paper garlands, in beautiful shades but I can create them in whatever shade or hue you may like – well, within the range of colour cardstock that I have available anyway!!!

apricot mint cream coffee spot bunting3-Lilibet StanleyApricot, Peach, Mint, Coffee and Cream Spot Bunting.

paper garlands-Lilibet StanleyA mix of the Apricot, Peach, Mint, Coffee and Cream Spot bunting with the Aqua, Sky Blue, Lavender Blue, Coffee and Cream Spot bunting available on my Etsy shop.

paper garlands2-Lilibet StanleyAqua, Sky blue, Lavender Blue, Coffee and Cream Spot Bunting. I had fun taking these arty shots!!

aqua blue cream beige spot bunting-Lilibet StanleyI love circles so I’m glad that I could incorporate a circle into my packaging, I think it looks rather cute all parcelled up and ready to go!

pink and yellow triangle bunting3-Lilibet StanleyIt’s not just spots that I have got available but triangular bunting as well in pink and yellows, great for a girls bedroom or celebration!

red white and blue triangle bunting1-Lilibet Stanleyand red, white and blues!! Ideal for a boys bedroom or birthday!!

If you are arranging a celebration or just want to decorate your child’s bedroom or use as gift decoration, I would love to hear from you. Please come and visit my shop at  www.etsy.com/au/shop/LilibetStanley

Until next time.

Lilibet.