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Saturday, 1 February 2014

A touch of Calico



Hello all...  Thanks so much for stopping by - but you needn't stay long! 

In fact, I'd love it if you'd hop off straight away to the Calico Crafts blog, where I'm offering up a new Design Team piece today.

This one was just lovely to make, from beginning to end... hope you enjoy it even half as much as I did!

There's also a new challenge starting today at Our Creative Corner, hosted by the fabulous Jenny, a.k.a. Buttons.  I didn't have time this month to create an inspiration piece, but my brilliant team-mates have offered up more than enough to get you going if you hop over there and take a look.

Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden where all the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde

Apologies all... link to Calico now working!!

43 comments:

Marci said...

I do like those meadow grasses. The hanging is lovely. We call those umbel like flowers Queen Anne's lace over here. What is the quote from? I haven't heard it before. A beautiful gift, I like the splatters, too.

Marci said...

The quote on the hanging, I should have said. The "pray you love, remember".

Inkypinkycraft said...

This looks gorgeous Alison x huge hugs trace x

Helen said...

Fabulous!! Happy 1st FEbruary...

chrissies said...

It looks beautiful. I hopped over to the link but it hasn't got anything there yet.

Love Chrissie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous hanging, the rusty hearts are wonderful. I tried leaving a comment on the CC blog, but it won't let me for some reason.

Willy said...

I really like your work a lot and what a great text!!

Brenda Brown said...

Looks gorgeous. Off to take a peek. Have a great weekend xx

Annie said...

Off to take a closer look

Annie x

Kath said...

gorgeous hanging Alison...be still my beating heart...love those rusty hearts...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

Cestina said...

Calico Crafts blog still not obliging but then I need look no further than across the living room where this lovely piece has pride of place as one of my birthday presents :-)

Thank you so much!
xx

Deborah said...

Love those rusty hearts. Off for a look...

massofhair said...

Your sneak peek is wonderful, loving the splatters and colours :-) xxx

House of Bears said...

Oh that's gorgeous. We do love a bit of a splatter on art work.

butterfly said...

Apologies for not mentioning it: "Rosemary, that's for remembrance" is part of Ophelia's mad scene from Hamlet. I should probably go and add that in to the Calico post.. thanks for pointing it out, Marci!!
Alison xx

Marci said...

Thanks, Alison. I have heard " Rosemary, that's for remembrance" but not the " pray you love, remember" part.

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous hanging Alison, enjoy the weekend, Hugs Annette x

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sam21ski said...

Oooh this looks interesting, off for a proper look

Sam xx

Krisha said...

What a gorgeous make this is, might have to case the use of the old wood that you mounted it on.

Martina2801 said...


WOW...this is awesome...gorgeous work, Alison! Beautifully created!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Alison! No wonder your mum loves it! Chrisx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look, that's a wonderful hanging, love the use of the corrugated cardboard.

Kay Wallace said...

Left some love on the Calico Crafts Blog, Alison, but wanted to go on records here, too, that this is a masterpiece. Your mother will love it, as I know that I would. Super that your have included one of her favorites quotes, too! Mwah! KayW

Meggymay said...

Been to have a look and it looks totally gorgeous.
Yvonne

Astrid Maclean said...

A wonderful make Alison and from Cestina's comments it's clear she loved it!

Meihsia Liu said...

Just had a look and loved it. Such a gorgeous hanging and great gift, Alison. Love the beautiful vintage look. The distressed layers and sentiment are fantastic. :)

Coco said...

Oh.. Looks so beautiful Alison!... I'm off to see it entirely on the Calico blog! Happy Sunday, HUGS Coco xx

May said...

This looks lovely...On my way over for a closer look....Hugs May x x x

craftytrog said...

Just beautiful!!! xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Alison! Love all the distressing and splatters of paint!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That title made me wonder if you were now consorting with cats?

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous crateion Alison!
Wish you a wonderful week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison, I looooooove it already, my favorite wild flower and colors, I'm fly over to have a good look see, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS))).

Redanne said...

Just been over - stunning work Alison, it really is a beautiful hanging. Hugs, Anne x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, yes, Alison, I will be at Stevenage. Alison Hall is kindly taking me! Julie Ann xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Alison, I love the rusty hearts and the paint splatters xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

I really love your artistic skills dear Alison, another beautiful work of your hands!!!Love it!!

Greetings
Maria

Terry said...

Alison, I love those rusty hearts with the white paint splatters! Beautiful creation! And you are not too late to be in the drawing! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

2amscrapper said...

This looks fabulous!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So nice nice nice....and ik love those white splashes Alison!

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm looking at all the posts that I had missed for lack of time! I can't help but repeat myself: Beautiful work! BARbarayaya

Margaret said...

I am sure your mother adored this! The whitewash background combined with the wildflowers and rusty hearts make such a marvelous combination!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly stunning hanging. I really love the neutral colours and the background is gorgeous :-) Kezzy xxx