Sunday, November 30, 2014
The first thing I did is go looking for images of the Ecuadorian flag and I found one of it in a heart shape. I printed it out on silk and appliqued it to a small section of the block and then outlined it in three rows of chain stitch, one in each of the main colours of the flag - simple but an okay start.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
It is hard to get a photo that shows the stitching and beads properly - it's so sparkly! This is the best I could do at toning down the sparkle. Lots of fun to make!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
I love rescuing bits of stitching from the thrift stores - my latest find was a really lovely petit point rose.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Icy Crystal Advent Calendar using a wonderful freebie from Mr. Printables. My colour ink cartridge was almost empty so I didn't get a good printing of the lovely pink, mauve and blue highlights on the crystals but I am happy with them the way they are and I think she will be too. I hope so since it took me the better part of three days to cut these, fold them and assemble them all together.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I picked up a Susan Portra kit at the thrift store awhile back and worked it up but got stalled on the finishing (of course!). With the mailing deadline this week, I finally got motivated. I used a bit of cardboard in the center to give it some oomph and then used buttonhole stitch to attach a blue wool felt backing to the canvas. It turned out quite well and I am pleased with it. Canvaswork is not something I have done a lot of and it was great fun!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sometimes thrift stores can be a gold mine of treasures! Last week two thrift store items came home with me,