"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas post

These few days just before Christmas are the most magical time. Everything is almost ready and there is a little bit of quiet time to enjoy being at home






















I made a lot of my cards this year. Here are just a few more of my Christmas hearts in traditional red with gold ...






















Same technique as before, lots of layers of sheers, metallic fabrics, bits of metallic threads, ribbons, then stitched and cut through the layers to reveal the glitzy bits. Again, it's quite hard to capture the richness and "glitteryness" of them






















I'd really like to thank you all for visiting my blog, for following me, for your interesting and uplifting comments and if you celebrate Christmas I'd like to send you greetings and good wishes. May you enjoy the beauty and blessings of the season

Merry Christmas!

Carolyn ♥

26 comments:

Pom Pom said...

I've been thinking about you! YOU are so wonderful, sending out love and thoughtfulness - THANK YOU! You shall receive my envelope after the holidays, I fear. I hope you are feeling well and enduring the cold weather. You are so special, such a caring and concerned person and an AMAZING artist! I wish you BIG love and millions of encouraging looks, gestures, compliments, and inspirations.

Sherry said...

I love your Christmas hearts - so special! I don't often leave a comment, but do love to visit your blog and look at your wonderful creations.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you xx

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Thank you Pom Pom, that means so much to me!

I just need to make a secret chicken and then I'll be round to visit everyone as soon as I can

Carolyn x

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Thank you Sherry xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your cards are lovely. And a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Wipso said...

Those hearts are really special as you are :-)
Hope you have a special time over the Christmas time and that the New Year holds lots of wonderful times for you.
A x

Catharina Maria said...

Beautiful !!
Love red !
XOX RINI

Julie said...

Thank you for my beautiful heart. Have a very Merry Christmas and have a walk on St Ives beach for me :o) xx

JP said...

gorgous red hearts

Jacquelines blog said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family too Carolyn! And I'll hope 2010 will be one of the best :-)

Doreen G said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn-I hope you have a happy and Holy Christmas this year and that 2010 is a magical time for you.
I love the red hearts but then I love everything that you do :-}

Gez said...

It is always a pleasure seeing your creations Carolyn & lovely to read what others post. I agree with everyone. You are a very talented artist & friend to many. I shall treasure my heart forever. Thank you for your kindness & friendship. Wishing you lots of love & happiness this winter season. It has been lovely seeing your hearts taking shape. Hugs, Gez.xx

Sarah said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas.

Murgelchen94 said...

Hello Carolyn,

the red hearts are only beautiful, all things of you only beautiful. I love your work.
Merry Christmas and a good new Year.

LG,
Helga

Chris Gray said...

...Yes! .....they are lovely....

...and so are YOU!

x Chris

MARIKA said...

Let blessed will rush to our heart,
Let this all unite the hands.
On the sweet holiday of Christmas
Be our guest: Goodness, affection!
PEACEFUL MERRY CHRISTMAS
Marika

Elizabeth said...

Big Huge Holiday Hugs to yo Carolyn!! Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderfully glitzy hearts with us!! THe heart is my favorite shape and you ahve done it all so very well@! I love the effect that you get with stitching the fabric heart to the Mulberry paper- the thread pulls a bit and leaves the lovely halo of tiny holes around the heart!! Truely magicAL!!
hAVE A WONDERFUL chRISTMAS AND A MAGNIFICENT YEAR TO COME!!!
I will be back often in 2010!!
Elizabeth

Terri Bunn said...

Hi Carolyn, It was nice to see you again.
I am having a great time looking through your blog, it is brilliant and wonderful work!
Hope you have a great Christmas
lots of love
Terri Bunn xx

jeanamarie said...

Merry Christmas, dearest Carolyn!!!

Deborah said...

These are beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I very much enjoy reading both of yours.
Merry Christmas!

Morna said...

Your blogs are oases of visual pleasure and inspiration. So glad to have "met" you and looking forward to more in 2010. :)

Annica said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn. May Peace, Joy and Happiness fill your home and heart this Season and the New Year.

Jane said...

Thank you so much Carolyn for your thoughtful and kind comments throughout, what has been for me a very difficult year.
I enjoy your work, here and on flickr so much and I look forward to seeing what flows through your talented fingers in 2010! X

Jacky said...

Soooo beautiful Julia...heartfelt gifts, nothing more special. Love the luscious reds!

Warm wishes for the holiday season,

Jacky xox

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

ello Carolyn, Your Christmas Hearts are truly beautiful and I am sure truly appreciated and admired by those who received them. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Hugs Judy