The winner of my 200 plus posts giveaway is.......
Su from Living on the Edge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you enjoy what you make ;)
I forgot I made these brooches last week & stitched the backs on while talking to the Rellies - the fabric was from last year, the same as the previous earrings; nothing wasted (which is part of my problem ;)
On the same note, I dropped some tiny pieces of fabric & threads from one of my many bits bowls/jars onto a piece of stabiliser, ironed down & stitched around. It was only small so I cut it into 4 & made 3 brooches, the 4th piece might be a button one day.
The 4 earrings on the left were prepared for last weeks chat time but I was too busy talking.....
The earring on the right was from the corner of the coin purse below (about postcard size)
I had it in mind to make many purses but made just one. It'll just have to do!
Making a large piece of new fabric with many bits & pieces is great, you can really get into the 'zone'
but it's also a little neck breaking to do too much at once &
daunting when time is short so to avoid failing completely, I made this
purse sized piece, even allowing for a little shrinkage for when you add the first few stitches.
So I sprinkled about, oh, 1/16th of one bowl (there are many more
purses, brooches, earrings, hair clips, pendants & hanging hearts to
come!) added turquoise organza (I have to buy the organza & gold thread -
rarely find those in a charity shop!) Stitched some straight lines in
both directions then filled in with some free machining.
The 'button' is from the opposite 'corner' to the earring & the loop is a bit of seam twisted & zigzagged. I must fins my cording foot as my cords/loops are always pretty flat! They 'round up' with a bit of manipulation ;)
This will probably find it's way into my Etsy shop before too long.
Bought this from my friend, Yoga mentor, knitter extrordinare Toni who has a little shop with Theo on the old pier in Broadford, 20 mins down the road. I usually buy these hanks just to have/stroke/be inspired by as I'm no knitter, but I have used some in my work, honest! This one is neon Nylon ribbon/tape, can you believe it? Delicious.
Anyone heard of Lauren Shanley? I'm trying to find just an inch of space in the studio so I'm going thru some mags & ripping bits out - I know, sacrilege especially as this was in Embroidery magazine...Aug 07, see what I mean? When I saw this piece I was enthralled, then when I got over the fright from the image of the head/face I realised I'd read (& kept) an article on her before. Nice to be consistent. Her coats are to die for. If I start on one now I may have one to wear for my 50th wedding anniversary! Along the same lines is this wonderful artist, Paulina, who I found on Etsy, very dreamy, have a look!
I discovered that my little point & shoot camera does get upset if you turn it to take a portrait pic. Who knew? Landscape from now on, easy ;) No more cricked necks!
I'm away on holiday next week so I won't be about for a bit. See you soon, tho! x
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