…from one medium to another. A while back I did a little pastel sketch of some purple flowers, and mentioned at te time that I might use it as a basis for a silk ribbon embroidery. So when we went away a few weeks ago, I packed my embroidery box, slapped some paint on some fabric, and ended up with this: The photo isn’t
I decided on Saturday morning that my studio needed cleaning (which it did, it was a mess), and while I was going, I might just reorganise my art & craft supplies,you know, make the space more efficient. So why does the room now look worse than when I started? Hopefully the two munchkins will nap at the same time this afternoon, and I can finish
I whipped up this card for my parents last night. The paper was some cheapy stuff I bought a few years back when I first started scrapping, and is now so far from fitting my scrapping style it’s not funny. I was close to chucking it in the boy’s craft box, but now I’m glad I kept it, as I really like it on this
When posting about my book-binding attempt, I forgot to include a link to the tutorial I used, and I’ve had a request to share it, so i thought I share with everyone! I found this tutorial was quite good. I used a smallish tapestry needle (just a normal one, not curved as recommended) for the stitching, and a larger tapestry needle as an awl/holepunch.
After seeing some gorgeous books on Etsy, created by “Paperlion“, I was intruiged by the idea of making my own books. I gathered some old cardboard, some excess computer paper & some funky hot pink embroidery floss, and got to work, following a tutorial for coptic binding that I found with assistance of Professor Google. The end result: And a shot of the binding stitches: The
Tutorials borrowed and wool that’s blue! We went to visit some friends over the weekend, and whilst there, I managed to fit in a trip to Spotlight, where, somehow, unbeknownst to me, a set of knitting looms managed to find their way into my hands, along with two balls of yarn & a crochet hook. Imagined how surprised I was when I got to
After my post yesterday for Ruth’s blog header, a few of my other quilting girls have requested I have a play for them, so be prepared to be inundated with blgo headers. This one is for Tracey. I hope you like it, I won’t be offended if you don’t! Just click on the image to see it at full size. Now I’m going
With various weekly going-ons, we were accumulating quite a pile of stunning artworks, courtesy of Picasso the toddler. But what to do with them? Mummy-guilt prevented me from filing all of them in the round container in the corner, but our fridge isn’t magnetic, so that wasn’t an option either. So yesterday, during nap time, I made a padded pinboard to hang on a spare