November 30, 2008
November 20, 2008
I forgot to post this little beauty. She went with me to Diane's house to the Houston Quilt Festival, and she has her new home there. This was quite fun to do, to experiment with putting down white on the back to get the ribs of the cactus to show on the front. I may do more of these....they're addictive!
November 11, 2008
Here's little Belle, prior to winging her way over to Lincolnshire, England to join in the CPS swap that Wendy's hosting. I've stitched up her sides, put beaded tips on her wings, and added a name label on the back. Whew! Done in time.
And here's the prototype of the flat box made three D from the wonderful book Three dimensional embroidery by Janet Edmonds. I talked about it in the previous post.
and here's the box flattened, as it would be mailed:
I'm not totally happy with the cords and stitching it up, nor with how the paper tore while machine stitching, even onto felt. but I put a coat of a clear/matte glue onto the rest of the piece, we'll see if that makes a difference.
November 07, 2008
These are embossed wallpapers that I've painted with golden fluid acrylics, and some sorbet paints. My plan is to stitch into them with machine and/or hand, some little seed beads, and then make them into boxes or box ornaments. My friend has an absolutely LOVELY book, highly recommend, by Janet Edmonds called Three Dimensional Embroidery, and there's this little box project in it. Google books has it has a preview page here: http://snipurl.com/565yy [books_google_com] Hopefully I can work on this project more this weekend, and be back with at least in progress boxes!