Wednesday, June 24, 2009

please hang in there....

My dear people...due to a lot ( did I say a lot?) of emergencies and personal things going on here, I have not been blogging or even had the possibility to blog . Weather ( hail as big as dollars) has shredded almost everything in the garden and caused the roof to leak at 4 places. In between some kind of flu and pc problems and awful rainy weather, I have not been able to create a lot....well almost nothing...pfff. So please give me another week to get my "stuff" together and I will be back for sure...don't give up on me...ok ? I posted some more Yellowstone pics for you, hope you enjoy them!
I wishing you all a great and wonderful day and hope to talk to you all soon!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Got it together....

Good morning are today??
Hope you are all doing great!
First of all, thank you for your comments and support guys! They just make my day!!
So here it is...finished up to the hanging Decided not to embellish the inchies, thought it would be overkill on this one. Friday I am going out to a friends house where they have lots of wood and find a nice branch. ( no not to hang myself..duh) To hang this project on of Think I will give it two loops and attach it that way to the wood.

The next pic is something I started on last night. Have no idea what's up with blue and purple and the camera not really knowing what to do with it! So the colors are way off its is a bit darker and much more vibrant...
The picture I got from Dover...they send you email every now and then with free downloads. I blew it up and traced it on tracing paper. Then put it on some of my hand dyed fabric with dritz tracing underneath it. Traced the whole thing to my liking and started free motion it. I did not want it to look like one of those machine embroidered designs, so I did it with a small free motion zigzag. This gives it a more lace effect. When finished it will get some strait free motion edges around the design to define it a bit more.

Will try to get it pictured better next time....
Well of to the studio to do some more work! Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Wishing everyone lots and lots of creativity!!!!
XO Andrea.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What to do with scraps??

Good morning everyone, how are you doing today?
Hope this post finds you all well!
Today's post is about scraps and boy do I have a lot of them! These are all scraps from my hand dyed fabric, they were some where in a pile and I decided to challenge myself and use them.
Now I have to find a way to put them together as a wall hanging and have the inchies dangle on the bottom.

The inchies do need embellishment first, so that's the part I still have to finish..before getting it ( you can take that either
The strips were torn and then stitched onto the background, then free motion stitched with swirls. To get some more dimension, I stitched some pieces on top of that. The butterflies were left over embroidery from my embroidery machine ( as you know which does not live here anymore).
Hand stitching and embroidery, some beads were added on top of some lace.
All the blanket stitching was done by hand. The yarn used for the bigger parts was dyed to fit in. The inchies were done with embroidery floss. I wanted them to have some more color so they would not disappear into the whole..
Well this is what I have been up to this weekend...rain the whole way..bleeh and cold too!
Sunshine right up and away into the yard to see if I can repair some damage that the hail storm made on Friday! Hail as big as dice and much for my flowering plants!
Everyone have a great and wonderful day!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Some more beading and an

Hello there people, how are we doing today?
Hope this post finds you all well!
A warm welcome to Crafty Moose crafts at: http//
Thanks for stopping in and staying that!

Posting two more bracelet cuffs or is it cuff
These are good projects to practice your beading on I ..
Both are just started with some idea but no real thought out pattern. I hope you like them.

The one with the pearls and seahorses has a bump in the middle as you see. I cut a felted wool bead in half and used that to get some raised surface.

This is one of my UFO's that I am hoping to get finished this summer...or better said this year..( whom am I kidding) The background fabric is one piece, the masks and the flowers are appliqued. I have not decided how to proceed with this any suggestions would be welcome!
Gonna keep it short today want to go and sit in the shade and do some hand stitching.. On what? Not telling you yet, not until I know it is!
Everybody have a great and wonderful day!!
XO Andrea.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Garden chores about done....

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend!
In this part of the world the weekend was spent in the backyard, trying to mend the damage that was done last summer when building on the studio. We are almost done!
It was not easy, as when they dug up the soil they also dug up rocks. Tons of them!
Well we got most of the 'repair' done and at least the backyard is looking presentable.
With so much work to be done, I did not spent a lot of time creating. Not a lot to post
Now the pressure is of a bit I can spent more time in the studio..yahooo!!!
I do not know about you guys, but I miss working and creating and then again if I know something needs to be done, I feel sort of guilty to be in the studio until the chore is finished.
In between the work and time outs we toke I did some beading and made this cuff bracelet that I would like to share with you. There was no plan, just the color scheme and I toke it from there.

Instead of a button closure I used a toggle clasp. There are three little mirrors encased with beads. Those were kinda fun, even working in the shadow the sunlight would hit them and then I was blinded for a Worked on the cuff with sunglasses on!
Well folks I hope you all have a wonderful great day! I am of the play!