Some Art and a journey of discovery from a corner of my World.
Things that inspire me, family, art, travel, beauty and peace.
I hope you will enjoy following my artful journeys through my pictures and photos.
The box is about 8" in diameter and covered with collage. I used old book pages to cover the base and inside. The lid has a special picture with lace and trims. I added a doily from Paris, and a little book.
Another video you may be interested in. It is machine work and features heavy metallic thread in the bobbin. I call it Faux Crazy quilting. There will be part two. Sorry I knocked the camera over when I was about finished, but I think I made a fairly good recovery. Sometimes I wonder! It is on Classes and More.
Made from a metal gift tin. Throw away the lid, stuff firmly. Make a quilted circle about 3" bigger than top. Stitch and gather, stuff some more Glue into can. Decorate sides of tin with paper, lace, string, tape or whatever. Sew couple buttons on top.
I embroidered 8 French words onto homespun and attached them to a stamped piece of cloth with small brads. Lace added along with a hank of linen twine. To use them just undo the brads. Perhaps make them into a book insert or picture.
Love to craft dolls. This one entirely made by hand
I used scrim and vintage lace, painted the face and torso. She sits on a pile of books or on the bed. I have made these to hang on a wall above a bed, as guardian angels. Sometimes I feel I need to make dolls, and then I am satisfied for a while.
This is embarrassingly easy. I always save the cut-offs of paper and other scraps. Tear with a ruler to deckle edges and stack in a little pile Not too thick. Different sizes fine. Staple close to top to hold together. Now the trick, run the sewing machine along the top of the pile, no thread in machine. This will perforate paper for easy tear offs. Just fold and tear, when you write a phone message or a shopping list or number. Make cover: tear scrap fabric as long as front of tablet, fold in thirds, glue one third to back. Attach trims to front, sew or glue along top of pad. Attach small loop to back so it can be held or pulled from under a mess, like near my phone.
I do re-cycle and make lots of little phone helpers. Made them forever and decided to gussy them up just a bit. Soon as I take some pics I will post the project. Meanwhile if you want to collect stuff, need glue, sewing machine and scraps cut off various papers like ledger or printer sheets, I always cut off the plain parts if I print something. Also fabric and trim scraps. Small bits.
I have to swim in my master class most of the day so it will be later. See if you can guess the item.
had the 3 little girls and their Mum over for another craft day. I pulled out all my boxes of buttons, trinkets, feathers, flowers, trims etc. and let them go. I had sewn the blank felt hearts, they made Monks cord hangers, and glued all the stuff on. I did not help them design so they are all their own creations. Good job girls!