- 2013 FINISHED WORKS! AND OLDER PROJECTS.
- MICHELLE'S MINIATURE MICE AND CATS, PETIT SOURIS ET CHATS!
- 2014 FINISHES!
- MICHELLE'S AMAZING MINIATURE KNITTED ANIMALS
- OTHER CRAFTY THINGS!
- 2015 Finishes
- Framing tutorial's on a budget!
- Framed finishes!
- FINISHED into ORNAMENTS 2015
- Flat ornament finishing
- HAED finishes
- 2016 Ornament finishes
Monday, May 28, 2012
END OF MAY UPDATE, GARDEN, FINISHES AND WIP!
For mothers day dear hubby brought home hybiscus trees! They have brightened up the yard after an early may storm damaged the plants in my new garden. The rose bushes lost all their flower petals and mum's had a big tree branch in the middle of them. They are recovering and the mums will bloom in another week or so. The roses are not so lucky and I have been triming off broken pieces and old blooms.
Now to stitching! I stitched this on the trip to Corpus Christi for truck parts. Had most of it stitched, before we returned home.
This is an old project, stitched years ago, that was stored in a box. Decided to make a wall hanging for the laundry room. My sewing is, a best, passable (if you don't look too close!)
This a birthday ornament I made for my friend Michelle. The chart is the May Cake from Brooke's Books bbinteractive group. Brooke has designed and given us 12 birthday cakes, one for each month of the year. They are all adorable! The only thing I changed on this design is subsitiuted the color yellow for the original color of pink. I thought yellow would fit my friends brille soleil personality.
And speaking of my friend Michelle! She has emailed me pictures of more of the amazing mice (petit souris) that she has so patiently knitted. These mice are just under 3 inches tall and the mice holding the brides train are even smaller! Michelle found a toy moble to use for furniture, stoller and baby buggy. And, is currently knitting a boy mouse for a tiny skate board, she found. I still can't believe Michelle has knit a hot water bottle for her nurse! The detail in the tiny flowers, Michelle has knitted for the brides bouquet, are absolutely incredible. Michelle's so talented and her sweet mice always brighten my day.
A sewing finish from a freebie chart from the gazette94 blog. Blog link is in the march posting with the quaker heart.
Once again, when I was searching through boxes, looking for something else, I found another UFO to finsh. In this case 3 of them. I don't remember where the patterns come from and they are long gone in another box somewhere. But, the ornsments needed beads, felt backing and ribbons for hanging. Another set of UFO's finished!
This another freebie chart from the gazette94 blog. Originally a one color design. Couldn't resist adding pink!
Decided to make a big ornament out of this one. The shape was somewhat of a challenge!
I like using foam board, rather than card board. We rent an old house and dust accumulates daily. Have not a clue where the dust comes from! So I craft things with the thought in mind that it will have to be washed at some point. Used pins to center the design on the foam board and to hold in place while I sew the back in place.
Sew ribbon to back.
Last week I picked up the Joan Elliotts Wizard, again. Have made a bit of progress. I really like this design and the colors. I don't know if you have ever experienced this. But, I find this design calming to work with. While other, larger, projects can become a chore to finish.
The challenge for our Margaret Sherry group was to stitch a biscornu with one of MS designs. Having never stitched a biscornu before, I soon realized that this cute kitty is centered and a button in the middle will distort the design. I haven't decided what to do with this one. Probably end up as an ornament for my new wrought iron hanger.
Well kitty ended up in a scrapbook embelishment frame with a 3x3 opening. And, I had some brand new, handy dandy, Penny Black stamps for stamping the cloth frame. The foam board for backing with a ribbon sandwiched in for hanging.
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