Sunday, September 11, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I had a mini-hunt around local oppies this week - generally they were a bit uninspiring - perhaps I just didn't have my thrifty mojo on! I did scare up two really nice textile pieces though. One is a hand embroidered table cloth and the other a batik panel.


They are very different styles but what attracted me to both of them was of course the lovely birds. I just can't go past them really!


I especially love the way this batik one has been printed in 3 colours. I was so inspired by the design that I fished out some lino and carved a small block.


Sadly I have black, black or black ink so I couldn't print a multi-coloured bird - I would like to though!


I printed my bird on a few different papers and fabrics too.


I think it has the potential to find its way onto any number of things - journals, clothes, cards - the list goes on. I may even carve myself another one in 3 parts and get that colour thing happening ...
The people over at Her Library Adventures are also sharing their thrifty finds so do pop over there for a sqizz!

12 comments:

Jem said...

The lino-cut is just lovely and will look fabulous on anything you choose to print. There is something about birdie prints isn't there?! Gorgeous fabric finds - the embroidery looks to be in lovely condition,

Jem xXx

beckyp said...

great finds I like the multi color bird

kit and nancy. said...

bird fabric is always a treat, lovely.

Lea said...

gorgeous and your prints are GREAT!

Mogs Designs said...

Oh Yummm, seems like the week for birdies

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Your prints are awesome! I got something with birds too!

E :)

Zara said...

Sweet fabric.
The lino carving looks fantastic. You should create and sell those stamps..I for one would love to buy one. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I love bird images too! Yours are wonderful. Good finds on the linens too.

Jay @ Finki said...

Gorjuss! Love the batik and adore your lino print. You've given me an idea for my birdie challenge too xx

Ms Kath Pathwalker said...

Wow! Lovely Sue! Really tweet...sorry couldn't help myself ;)

Paulette said...

Beautiful birds, great colors, and a wonderful Lino print.

Little Dotty Bird said...

Just found you through Her Library Adventues! The fabric and embroidered linen look gorgeous and I love your lino cut print. I'll have to have a go at doing that, it looks so good as a print!
cheers, Lisa :)