Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shabby-Chic Crazy Panel.Bird n Bunny

A new project and Ive taken lots of photos so you can see
the way I put a panel together.

This old tray cloth, in linen, has been in my stash for awhile now
and has discolouration in places.
Normally I would cut the embroidered bits off, but because of the way the embroidery is placed, I thought it would be perfect to use as a background.
Sooo away we go.

This little bunny isn't hand done, but is sooooo cute I had to keep him :)

So as you can see. Lots of layers with different textures. The roses from the original tray cloth are still showing.And the little birdie flits by to say hello :)..

Happy shabby-chic-ing


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fabulous Embroideries.

You must go and look at these embroideries.
They are exquisite.
I tried to backlink to Susans post BUT.......ahhhh..wouldnt let

Go have a nosy.

Envious stitching


Friday, October 28, 2011

Shabby Chic Hat #2

A wider brimmed hat that needed the Shabby-chic touch.

Is anyone else doing a Spring Bonnet ??

Happy Shabby Stitching


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shabby Chic Collage for Spring.

Ta Da !!!!
Every Shabby Chic-er needs a Spring Bonnet or two.

This hat already had the purple ribbon on it so, since I love purple I left it there.
Oh I love spring.

Happy stitching

PS. Thats a lot of photos. The second hat is in the next post.:)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spring Flowers

Spring has definately arrived and so its time
to work on a couple of new projects.
So to start I've stitched up all the flowers from my pattern set
Flowers 3, here on Etsy

Happy Spring Stitching


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fibre Art Journal. "Aerial"

From a distance this gave me the impression of an aerial view of the countryside.hence the name :)

And this is the back which I have left uncovered to add even more texture to the inside of the journal.

For the pages, I have,
Basic black card
2 sheets of handmade papers
and a double sided print using 2 of my own photos of
some rust cloth and an amazing grid with shadows, taken on one of our walks thru the old railway sidings.

Then one of my stitched pages was added for even more textural interest.

Bound with a red n white twine and closed with a delicious wooden button from the collection. :)

All stitched in layers of calico, silk remnants, hessian,
coconut fibre all held in place by a layer of tulle, scattered with wool and a gold evening fabric. ( Gotta have some bling ;) ).
This sat beside my chair and was randomly stitched with thread ends from other projects. Just a continuous build up of textures.
Finally a small scattering of beads, that awesome button, textural papers and "Aerial" has arrived.
As in the final photo, it sits across the room from my lounge chair
so I can enjoy it while I decide what to do with it.

I hope you enjoyed the eye candy and maybe it will inspire you in some way.


Stitching more eye-candy