Chickens love flowers!!

Hello,

Sorry I’ve been absent for a while due to some changes in my work life. I wanted to show you what I have been up-to recently and what I have just put on my Etsy shop. This is my latest embroidery of some cheeky chickens eating flowers in a garden.

chicken embroidery1-Lilibet Stanley

I love the combination of colours of duck-egg blue with cream and sand. It reminds me of the  various shades of eggs available. The greeny eggs come from a friend and I have blown them so I can keep them for decorative purposes.chicken embroidery2-Lilibet Stanley

I have used suffolk puffs with french knots and satin-stitch.chicken embroidery3-Lilibet Stanley

chicken embroidery4-Lilibet Stanley  I have used a variety of fabrics including silk for my embroidery. The artwork would add a country-living feel to any house. Please visit my shop to check out the new embroidery and all my other products.

Enjoy!

Lilibet

My First Custom Order!!

I was very excited on Monday to receive my very first custom order on Etsy. A lovely customer wanted bunting in peaches, pinks, golds and creams. I worked with her with all the different colour combinations and finally came up with a Peach, Pale Peach and Cream combination in my triangular bunting range for her daughter’s birthday.stamp-Lilibet StanleyI enjoyed packaging the order up and just hoped it would meet with her approval!

Peach bunting preparation-Lilibet StanleyI included a new item in my shop, the horse bunting as a big thank you for being my first customer and my first custom order customer!

Thank You-Lilibet StanleyI enjoy making things look beautiful!

Peach bunting packed up-Lilibet StanleyWhen my customer received her parcel, she said “Love them!!! Beautiful job. Colours are perfect and beautifully presented!!”. I was thrilled with her remarks! If you too want custom-made bunting, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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.

quiltinprogress-Lilibet Stanley

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!

Rooster-LilibetStanley

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Etsy Shop -more range!

Hello!! I hope you are having a productive day. I have been busy putting more stock into my  Etsy shop. So far I have put the following artworks on and more will be following in the next couple of days! The artwork featured here is using torn Kaisercard from Kaisercraft by hand.

Orange Tulip floral design1 -Lilibet StanleyTuscania in burnt orange.

Triangles -Lilibet StanleyMiniato in aquas, turquoise, burnt orange, grey and tan.

Scandi tulip rose window -Lilibet StanleyCarcassonne Tulip

Scandi tulip rose window1 -Lilibet StanleyClose up of Carcassonne Tulip.

Tulip rose window1-Lilibet StanleyTuscania Rose in aquas, pinks and peaches.

Tulip rose window-Lilibet StanleyClose up of Tuscania Rose.

All my artwork will be available in print form and at the moment, the smaller sizes will be available as originals aswell.

It’s all been a huge learning curve for me but I think I am getting there finally!!

Love

Lilibet

 

 

Lilibet’s Window

Hello, Happy New Year!!

I’m back from my Summer holiday and I’ve been busy and have so much to tell you!!

First of all, I’m going to share with you some photos of my window display at Skyring Architects in Bardon, Brisbane. The photos are not as good as I want, as it was a very bright day yesterday so there was a great deal of reflection so I’m going to go back on a not-so-bright day. However, it will give you an idea as to what I’ve been doing in my long holiday.

Window display2-Lilibet Stanley

I decided that it was an ideal opportunity to show off all that I can do with paper and thin card so the table that you can see is made from Canson 240gm card, glue and some small stones inside the table legs to make sure it stays in one spot!

Window display1-Lilibet Stanley

The team at Skyring Architects were so lovely to deal with and I’m very thankful for this opportunity to show my work. My bespoke “Tuscania” artwork is in pride of place in the window. The print is available in my Etsy shop, the original artwork is made from hand-torn paper using pattern inspired from European Gothic architecture.

Paper table-Lilibet Stanley

The table took a lot of patience and sore fingers from cutting but I was pleased with the result!

paper garlands-Lilibet Stanley

My Paper Garlands are going to be for sale on my Etsy website in the coming days.

Greetings cards-Lilibet Stanley

So are my Greetings cards!

Well, it’s good to back into the day-to-day of normal life and I’m looking forward to sharing with you my my trip to the beach, the country and everything else!

Until next time.

Lilibet

 

 

Exhibition and New Etsy shop

Hello, I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog side of things recently, sorry about that! I have been run off my feet getting all my work together to put up an exhibition at Ashgrove Library in Brisbane. Yesterday, the artwork was hung up and it’s on until Christmas Eve. If you live near by, please come along and check it out.

large artworks -Lilibet Stanley

All my original artwork is made from hand-torn weave printed cardstock onto watercolour paper.

large artworks1 -Lilibet Stanley

I’m sure you can appreciate it can take hours tearing little bits of paper to achieve such results!

bright circles and heart flower squares

Prints of the originals will be available on my new Etsy shop. I can discuss selling original artwork and I am open to commissions as well. It’s very exciting that it is all coming together.

My first print which is available on Etsy is in the colour range of peacock teal, moss green and pistachio. www.etsy.com/au/shop/LilibetStanley

12 Tulip Circles -Lilibet Stanley

My artwork is inspired by stained glass windows and my love of repetitive pattern. All individual pieces are torn by hand using Kaisercard cardstock.

12 Tulip Circles3 -Lilibet Stanley

The cushion on display is one that I knitted years ago though not for sale! I have many talents!

close up of a Tulip circle design -Lilibet Stanley

This is a close-up of the print of the artwork!

close up of large tulip1-Lilibet Stanley

Whereas this is a close up of the actual hand-torn artwork.

I know it has taken me a while to get my venture up and running but I think it has been worthwhile. Over the next few days and weeks, I will be adding more to the shop but I have to start somewhere!

All my artwork is original and the copyright belongs to me, Lilibet Stanley. I politely ask that you please do not use my images or reproduce my images unless you have asked my permission.

Thanks and until next time.

Lilibet