Sunday, January 22, 2017


A winter card created for a friend, using TH flower die , the sweet girls-head, 
is part of a wonderful winter stamp, I was gifted from my very dear Lynne ,
and the mitten and Let it snow, also received from a very dear friend , for Christmas.
Thank you both ! The white flower beneath , is wonderful 100% wool-and it 
is all layered onto a piece of corrugated cardboard !!

I love to dye little pieces of different fabrics and laces,
and here it is still in the pot, after a bath with tea, a few red onion shells,
and a green avocado shell. The tea won, and the other elements,
in fact also added to the rich brown tone. The laces still very light,are
only half cotton, and therefore does not accept the dye very well!!

From a walk last weekend, -no it is not my husbond, but someone unknown,
fishing there under the  sky and in the  sea!!

And here the coastline we walked, it was beautiful and sunny,
but very cold!!

We also walked through the forest, and here I am leaning against a beautiful, green-mossy branch,
can you tell from my clothes it is very cold ?? 

I`m wishing you a wonderful new week, starting tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone visiting, and commenting, it is so very much appreciated !!

Hugs and love from Dorthe 


Paper Profusion said...

Love the rustic hues of your gorgeous card Dorthe! The woolen flower is especially perfect for the winter theme! You look fab in the photo and all your warm attire is both lovely and cheerful. Have a super week. Nicola x

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

HI Dorthe. What a lovely card that is. I think all of your elements combine so beautifully and look so nice on the corrugated cardboard. I admire the way you have taken on dyeing. I myself am a little nervous about trying it! And yes, it does look cold over there. You have a great week too. XO Sue

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Lovely to see the photo of you all rugged up out on your walk. The cards are beautiful.
Isn' t it fun experimenting with vegetable dyes - I too have used avocado and it comes out a sweet blush pink.
Have a great new week and keep warm.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Good morning, dearest Dorthe! Your card is very sweet even though I hope it won't snow again, lol. Yes, we indeed had a little bit of snow and very cool temperatures. Thankfully it warmed up and we were able sit in the sun in the late mornings for the last few days without freezing.
Your dyed fabrics and laces look great. Have fun working with them. Some months ago I dyed some fabrics with rust and plan to use them soon.
Have a wonderful week with some sunshine, my friend!
Mange kys og knus,

froebelsternchen said...

A beautiful card and post!
Happy new week to you as well!

Dortesjs said...

ihh hvor fint kort, og skønt at du farvelægger små stykker tøj til dine ting.
det er nogle dejlige billeder du tager rundtomkring. og fint foto af dig selv.
ja vi hygger i kulden også hos mig hvor jeg lige er gået igang med stort billed projekt igår. jeg har lagt smugkik up på bloggen... ha nu en go dag Dorthe navnesøster og vi sludres.

Createology said...

You look lovely dear standing at that gorgeous mossy branch...and very cold. Love your fabric dying. Gorgeous collage you have created for Winter. JOYful January...

Bente said...

Hei Dorthe. Det var et nydelig kort du har laget. Her er det også ganske kaldt, men nå går det mot vår og varmere dager. Det er fantastisk godt å tenke på

Anonymous said...

Pretty creation and always happy to see a full die pot. Cold, windy and sleet here, so gray. Hope some sun shows up soon. xox

Rhonda said...

How beautiful your art piece is! It's been too long since I've spent that much time on my art, you've inspired me!

Stay warm dear Dorthe! Thinking of you, Rhonda

Jackie PNeal said...

Dear Dorthe, your card made with gifts from your friends is just beautiful!
I love how you dye your laces, I will have to give this a try.
Keep warm, I see you have no snow as well, strange winter,is it not? I do love the photo of you against the mossy tree- you are a beautiful woman! xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a beautiful project that was sent to you by Lynne! I always loves seeing your photos from where you live. Yes, I can tell it is cold and the sea would kick up a wind too! I love the last picture of sweet and pretty you!

Karen Larko said...

Your card is such a beautiful work of art! The beach is beautiful also as are you. Lovely photos. I'm heading back to read some more of your blog. I so appreciate you visiting mine!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your card is simply beautiful,my dear Dorthe. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos with us. Stay warm dear friend and have a lovely week.
Hugs and love,

~*~Patty S said...

That is a beautiful winter card you created with so many special bits dear Dorthe ♥
Corrugated cardboard always winks at me to use it.
I was just peeling some a bit ago.
It made a great background.
Lovely how you embrace the seasons and you are not only talented but smart too to dress warmly for your winter walk :-) Cute photo with that handsome tree and its perfect green moss "coat".
Your dye pot makes me want to dye something.
It is always fun to see what comes out of the dye pot when it's all dry.
Stay warm and cozy my friend.
Here's to a happy February oxo

Ruth said...

Gorgeous layering of textures and different mediums, the flower is so beautiful rustic, the white wool just wonderful combined with the stained Kraft paper. I want to try dyeing my own fabric now...another thing to go on my to do list. Hugs Ruth xxx