Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I enjoy making Parlor dolls since I first saw them in Australia, so many years ago.
I was teaching for Judith and Kathryn, they gave a class on parlor dolls which I quickly enrolled in, I have developed my own style from that.
I suppose mine are less detailed and more eclectic than theirs which are beautifully beaded.
If you are lucky enough to find any of their books, see my dolls and other stitchery there.
This lady is from one of their silk prints.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Here is a little challenge.
I found an old soap box in France and copied the lid, it was pretty forlorn.
But it has possibilities, so I challenge you to make something simple from the box-top picture.
It really offers lots of ideas.
Here is a quick one from me. A triptych that folds into a card.
I sewed it to firm card- stock and added lace and couple soft bows.
If you use it send me a link, and I will give this as a prize to the one my friends think used the picture to best advantage. So go have fun!
Friday, May 18, 2012
This has been a long time in the making, Terri asked me for permission to repeat my little narrative.
You can link there and read it.
I walked past the tea-room that was, yesterday, it is empty and still not rented .
There is a reason I suppose. But it has been more than 10 years.
Thanks to Terri and to Pat. I love the way my original art became this tribute.
http://www.lavenderbetweenthecracks.blogspot.com/ Copy and paste this .
The pastel cottage is one I did, Terri did the amazing garden at the top
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
To decorate the card I used some paper flowers , bit of ribbon and 3 antique Mother of pearl buttons. (Mother you know)
Arrange a composition of your own design, use tacky glue to hold all in place lightly.
To finish glue the right panel of the card over the center one. To the back of doily.
This makes it look finished and tidy.
Now you have a picture card you can frame, stand on a shelf or send in the mail.
Here is a card project that is fast and easy.
I have made many over the years.
Decorate with photos, embroidery, fragments, paintings and flowers like this.
Part one is here.
Cut really nice card-stock, eleven by five and three quarters. 11 x 5.75"
Fold into three and draw an oval onto the back center.
I embossed the edges with a stylus after cutting the hole out.
Glue a piece of a paper doily to the back.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Here it is almost Mothers day and I made a quick gift idea.
So now it can be a late present.
I took an empty tea tin which I will fill with tea or candy.
Also had some scrapbook paper, glue and varnish
I did cut off some beaded fringe and add that to one side with ribbon trim on top.
The coasters were some I had too so they got a make over to match.