Friday, March 30, 2012

More of the shabby book

Stitching and beads and some embellishing added.

A stamped ladybird, folded rose a crochet pansy.

Happy collaging


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shabby-collage book. progress

A few more photos of the book pages in progress.
This is a good project as the pages are a nice size to handle.
approx 12"x8".

Happy shabby-collaging


Saturday, March 24, 2012

CQJP March Block Finished

Colourful and full of texture.

A few close-ups first

And the whole block.

Upcycled crochet pieces , velvet ribbon. wire edge ribbon.
Lots of stitching  then beads and button.

Roll on April stitching :)


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stitch-play with Mary

Stitch-Play with Mary.
Over on Marys blog needlenthread she was showing us
the raised spiderweb daisy.
This is my version.

Stitched flowers like these are perfect for adding to a crazy quilt design.
I like to go "crazy" with colour and texture at times.:)
These 2 were done in fine wool that I doubled. They will have a beaded centre when I get to that stage. :)

Happy webby daisying


Monday, March 19, 2012

Wow. Ive been Awarded

Masha, over at her fabulous blog has nominated
me as a recipient of the Liebster blog award.

Thanks heaps Masha.
The award logo that Ive put in my sidebar links back to her blog, and is well worth the journey.
Her blog is Mainly in Russian with some added English.And lots of lovely photos.

Now to do my part and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers that I follow.

In no particular order.
1. Peggy from Taupo here in New Zealand.Calls herself
crazyquilter With scrummy silk ribbon work.
2. Grace at Windthread for her stitching .
3. Sonia at Naturally Dying who inspires me with her work.
4.Evie at Crazy Fantasy for her amazingly detailed work.
5.Nina at ornamental for her gorgeous mixed media work.

So hurry and check them all out for fabulous inspiration :)

The tradition with this award is that it is passed along to five bloggers who have motivated and inspired. To accept the award, you must
-Link back to the person who gave it to you, and thank them

- Post the award to your blog
- Give the award to 5 blogs with fewer than 200 followers* each that you appreciate and value
- Leave a comment on those 5 blogs to let them know they've been offered this award.

So thanks again Masha

Happy blog-hopping


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Elegant Afternoons.

From a 1953 magazine I have.
Ladies, how many of us are up to this

Happy stitching
in my not so glam jeans ;).


Thursday, March 08, 2012

CQJP March in progress

Surrounded with flowers.
Running low on silk ribbon. Note to self.
Buy metres and metres :) lol.

Yes the photo has shadows across it, as its hard to get a good shot at the mo as we seem to have gone into an early Autumn here and the days are very changeable.But you get the idea. :)

Love to stitch


Monday, March 05, 2012

CQJP February Block Finished

The finished block and a few closeups for you. :)

Daisy like flowers in all sorts of textures are my main love in crazy quilting. I use Stranded embroidery threads, silk ribbons, organza ribbons, crochet cottons, with upcycled crochet motifs and bits of lace and net.Lots of basic embroidery stitches and THEN
Beads. Lots of beads :).
You may notice that scattered all over the place are little bunches of french knots. I do these to use up the ends of any threads.
Little triangles of 3 knots always adds a dash of texture.

And the block as a whole.

I have a heap of the black butterflys and they will be seen alot in this quilt :)

I'm thoroughly enjoying stitching these blocks.

Happy Crazy stitching


Saturday, March 03, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Shabby Chic book in progress

3 more signitures.

Seems its being very Garden like.
More hand embroidered flowers and the lady-bird is calling all her friends to play along :)
I'm not sure how many signitures I will end up with, as this is very addictive. :)

Happy Shabbying