Sunday, June 28, 2009

Creative canvas comes alive

embellished canvas class at the weekend was great. This is my book cover half done so I am getting excited about it. I have four more nights that I can stitch on it before I have to put it aside for another piece - Pukeko Patch. It has been fun using stitches in a more random way than I traditionally do.

Inchies number 2. This is the set that I have sent to Cheryl in USA. I hope she likes the beaded stars done with #15 beads. I love these stars and have made lots using plastic beads for christmas trees.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gatsby gals are on the go again

I am making my gatsby gals again. Here is Serafina a christmas angel and I have a number of her friends nearly ready to send for sale at the Wanganui Community Gallery. I have made over 100 of these brooches / angels and I thought I was finished but had a request to make more. Oh well that is what the weekend is for.

Off to Tauranga and then Auckland this weekend for my cousin's wedding so that will be a big trip. I am hoping that the weather is not going to be too bad as it has been a bit cold and very frosty here today.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dottee Goddess #1

I received this little pattern for an Altoid tin dottee doll from CC - Hawaii and this is my first one. She was fun to stitch and I have lined her little home but need to finish decorating the top.
This was what I stitched instead of my april bjp piece but I am on track now and have planned some time away this month which will see some stitching done.

January Man is well travelled.

Here is the little January man with his mickey mouse ears because that is where he went with all the family. Also his colours were decided because we were in the snow and ice for new years day and then LA so some fireworks (hence the background fabric).
After that mum and I went to San Antonio - his little brown dusty feet and he picked up a wonderful horse shoe while there.
When he arrived home in New Zealand after his travels he had a party (more fun in the background) and settled into a little beach holiday as well.
I hope that you love him, he has been finished for a month but i have been able to get onto my computer to post his picture.
I have april and may to do but I have completed a couple of other things including nearly all the satin stitching on a piece of whitework. - yeah for me that was my goal to finish it in May.

Inchies sent

I completed the first swap-bot and sent these little inchies off to Missouri City, Texas so I hope that they arrive safely.
I am now onto the second lot and think this time I will use some of the clipart and beading things that I have done previously for inspiration. This weekend should see them started.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Inchies Completed

I have just posted the inchies for the first swap-bot off to texas, USA. I was really pleased with them as they looked very cute and the flowers I made worked okay. I am going to try some more for the next swap.
I had a few difficulties cutting the card so resorted to some corrugated card that I could cut with my scissors. My little guillotine did not like the thick card so will have to try another cutter next week.

Also I have finished my first Altoid goddess and she almost has a decorated tin to live in. Need to finish the top then post a couple of pictures.