Friday, 13 October 2017

Octopus's Garden

Hello. I am not doing any more work on this, it's how I imagined it to be, so that's it, done. It only needs framing. I think Octopus's Garden suits it fine, so that's what it is called. 
Needle felting, embroidery, and tiny sparkly beads. 16 inches by 12 inches.











The new Cannon camera takes better pictures than the old one. I have a new battery for the Fuji, so it is not redundant, I will still be using it.

I'm off for a walk with my buddies. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

42 comments:

  1. I just love it Ilona-the octopus's and the little fish-it is wonderful,it really is special x

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  2. What fun that is, and so colourful. I especially like the green swirly bits on the very bottom. The Feather Stitch is very effective. I can tell you got so much pleasure from making this.

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  3. Cant believe this!!!,Ive just pressed ..Publish..on my comment on your last post...then thought...oh i keep meaning to ask about the sea bed pic.....And then it popped up!!!.It looks lovely Ilona!!!.Now Ive got Ringos song going around in my head,lol,Debi,xx

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  4. Your art work is brilliant, have you every thought of selling it, I think you would do very well x

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  5. This is stunning, what a lot of work stitching and sewing on the beads...love it
    Tilly

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  6. It's fantastic. I look forward to seeing what frame you put it in.

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  7. Very beautiful. I always marvel at the beauty and creativity of your textile work. Well done.

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  8. However did you manage to make those flowers and foliage move!! it looks as though they are swaying. Clever Ilona. Love Andie xxx

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  9. Oh it's lovely Ilona so many tiny stitches and the octopus are gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed your walk. I am making passport covers for the WI Christmas Fair this morning.
    Hazel c uk

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  10. It is beautiful Ilona. Love the colours.

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  11. It is beautiful. Love the layers on layers of stitching. It reveals so many colors. A lot of stitching in this piece. Totally worth it. Can’t wait to see if finished. Any thought on where to hang it? I hope you enter this in one of your art fairs. Your talent always amazes me.

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  12. gorgeous, your best one in my humble opinion!

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  13. A real work of art, all those wonderful colours! It really brightens the darker days we have now.

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  14. That turned out well! The colours are very pretty. I liked your idea of possibly making a driftwood frame. Depending on the subject matter, I sometimes make frames for my watercolours. Nothing but cold and snow here now until spring, but loads of stairs make for a vigorous walk. Enjoy your day! Hugs from Barbara (Canada) Oh! Forgot to ask - do you celebrate Halloween in the UK?

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I think this is my favourite of all your crafts. JanF

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  16. You are really brilliant at this kind of art. 👏 Karen

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  17. Oh Ilona this is beautiful. You are so talented it's really lovely. Maggie xx

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  18. I absolutely love it, you are very talented! I also love the idea of a driftwood frame, love to see that when it's done

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  19. Another breathtaking piece! Just out of curiosity, how many hours of work do you think you put in on a creation of this scope? It looks like hundreds, and will all the other things you do (hiking, charity work, etc) I wonder how you find the time. Thanks

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    1. Difficult to say how many hours. I keep picking it up and putting it down. Probably a lot over a couple of months.

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  20. Another I think is my favorite! It's practically perfect. :)

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  21. Gorgeous, Ilone! What talent you have ... it's just lovely. I had to get on my computer so I could do the pictures justice. Inspiring. Chris M.

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  22. that looks super Ilona. well done.

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  23. Fabulous! I admire your talent and love of whimsy.

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  24. Absolutely stunning Iona and I love all the detail. Your work needs more exposure. Have you thought of having a separate blog for your work or even an Instagram page.Kristel

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    1. I did start a new page just for the pictures, but I haven't finished it. A new blog would probably be better.

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  25. Stunning! I want it lol up near my mini fishtank :) xx

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    1. Funny you should say that. It would look good as a backdrop for a fish tank.

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  26. So beautiful. I love the vibrant colors. Well done Ilona.

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  27. Amazing! Such intricate detail.

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  28. Beautiful! I think this may be my favorite, so far!
    momsav

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  29. Absolutely beautiful!! What a great artist you are!!!

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  30. Lovely work and such detail. I thought of you this morning Ilona when I received a message from Age Uk doing a campaign for big bags. Ithought of all the bags you have made :)

    Sue R

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  31. Beautiful work. It must have taken ages. Simply beautiful.kit

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  32. Love your needle work, Ilona. The detail is lovely. Do you find it relaxing, or is it something you do to add a bit of excitement? My late mother-in-law did detailed embroidery like this. For her it was a way to escape a bit and drown out the noise of her much loved and large family. Mary Jane in Canada.

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    1. Some of it is relaxing, but if it gets too monotonous I get bored. If the ideas flow I get excited.

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