Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Using up leftovers. Heavily Embellished Beads

The scraps of background left over from projects has been
rolled up, wound with a strong thread and randomly stitched with beads. These are from an inch long up to about 2.5" long.
I havn't a suitable project to use them on yet, But you know me,
I dont need a project idea just to create. I have them sitting in the bowl on my work table and they are just pretty to look at.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dragons on FELT

I was browsing on FELT and spotted this dragon.
I just Loooooooooooooove him. Do you??

Dragon necklace
A Dragon with attitude.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Colour, Colour, Colour

Another block with the embroidery from the 80's.
I must have spent hours doing those embroideries. lol.
Some ribbon roses, an up-cycled crocheted pansy,
lacey motif and including some stitches done in silk ribbon.
Bouncing shiny against matt, pattern against plain.
Dull beads with shiny beads.
By bouncing embellishments it helps with the way the light is reflected off the block. Creates more visual interest.
Oh so much better in real life. Or I just need more photography practice..lol.

Monday, May 23, 2011

OMG. The most Amazing shoes.

If you love Shoes like I do,
then check out these

Lots of coveting and Ohhhh and Ahhhhing
going on here ;)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Love the Hunt. Op-shopping

A jolly good mixed bunch this time.
Heavy bottom pot for dying in.
More jewellery :)
2 sets of kids games.
2 kids jigsaws for collage.
oil crayons and pens.
An old pattern. Fancy metal frame.
And a bum-bag to wear for my foraging trips. Will get a back pack eventually, but this will do in the mean time.Enough room to carry my phone, plastic ziplocks, a pocket knife.Actually I think i just need to add a larger back pocket so I can carry A4 size paper  or a sketch book.and
crayons or charcoal for doing rubbings.
Personally I prefer to carry my goodies on the hip. Any weight on my shoulders now-a-days causes great discomfort.
Dont ya just love getting older. ;)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crazy Quilt Gatherings.Issue 2. Go get it

The second Issue of
Crazy Quilt Gatherings is available.

I downloaded my copy and its
Pat Winter is doing a terrific job
creating this inspiring magazine.
I just love that it can be downloaded.
You can also get a paper copy, but Im too impatient to wait for delivery.
Happy Inspiration

Ribbon Roses

My supply of ribbon roses was getting a bit low, so a couple of evenings work while watching movies and
Colour, Texture and Different sizes.
Folded, Ruched, stitched.
These should keep me going for awhile.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Crazy Quilt. Jewel tones

Lace, Motifs, ribbon embroidery,
Embroidery stitches on every seam not already covered with lace.
I tend to mix up the textures on all layers. The stitches are done in 6 strand DMC, and Perle DMC. and fine wool, and crochet threads are used too. Sparkly knitting cotton is a favourite.
In fact anything that will stitch and is relatively strong.
And then I get to add yummy beads. :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Crumb Piecing update.

The first one is all done.
I feather-stitched each seam and then beaded each.
Added buttons to each crumb
And an upcycled brooch for the centre.
Its a great way to use up some of the odd fancy buttons.
I also offset the fancy against the plain. It seems to make the
fancy ones "zing" more.Pity the camera didn't pick that up.
Eventually this block will end up as a cushion.Possibly, Maybe...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Treasure Hunting

Out n about and more treasures from Op-shops.
2 Real timber frames.
A box with a glass lid suitable for an installation.
A fan made of very fine wood.
New box of paints.
Some old jewellery.
An old book.
Sturdy cane basket

All sorts for mixed media :)