Friday, October 31, 2008
If you like portraits, here is a way I make them dimensional with little work.
2 pieces of fabric, and another one with the photo on. 2 pieces of needlepunch backing. Sewing machine with quilting foot on, and feed dogs dropped.
Position picture, one piece of backing and one fabric. A sandwich is formed like a little quilt.
Stitch round and round the portrait but not on it. The shape will start to puff. Now add the second piece of needlepunch and other piece of fabric to the back. Repeat the sewing up and down and around and around. Puffs some more.
I had normal tensions and 1.5 st. length.
Needlepunch is a quilt batting, closely woven and thin like felt.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Make this with a piece of old linen and image on front.
Simple trims are best like rickrack for this homey kind of work.
I do put real wool fabric for the pages, stops rust, here in the Islands a problem.
The key to a nice case are the needles, pins etc. inside.
Get the best you can find, I use English needles and pins.
Couple of pearl corsage pins, a nice snap or two, and golden safety pins from Walmart.
There, now go make one or two.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
On my trip into an older area yesterday, I came across a crumbling house. Love the rust and weathered wood so took pictures.
Then I saw this poor little broken person of an ornament just lying there against the basement wall. Oh my! What a saga. Yes I did leave him there.
Here are some of my pictures of the house I call 'Abandon.' Haunted maybe? Whooo!
at 8:32 AM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I had to post a project for Breast cancer awareness month. Make it pink! Very special cause and dear to my heart.
Little shell pink pouch with an image misted by tulle. Drop lace and pearly beads. See it on Etsy where I will donate sale to the cause.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Trying to get a head start on things.
Made the shipping tags for packages. Back says 'to and from.'
I printed black and white images and hand painted them for a romantic vintage look. Two have wings, two have a small shrink plastic token at the top, it is tied on with black wire.