Monday, August 27, 2012

Hello there peeps.
How are we all doing? I hope this post finds you all well.
Today I am posting something that I wanted to try for a while now.
Tho it had to wait till my health was well enough to stand long enough to do it.
Now that time has arrived(yahoo) and this project had to be done to get it out of my mind.
 So here we go, I hope you enjoy the pictures.
 This one is fabric  paper with cheesecltoh to give it some texture. Also cheesecloth helps it being little bit more durable

 This is one of my cats "drying" my dishes after I had just done them. Scooter is a recue cat. Ever since I got him hes been very helpful in whatever I might take up on chores. Hes also the cat in my profile picture. But as you can see hes taken up a new spot in a different sink.

 Fabric paper, silk fibers and coffee dyed cheese cloth. Some torn piece of an vintage book.

 This one is one of my favorites. Stamped velum ( Halloween stamps)backed with cheesecloth.
To make it all "stick" together I used wonder under. When finished I glued the pieces of black lace on top of the petals.

 The one is cream felt with piece of lace under cheesecloth. You gotta love cheesecloth lol soo versatile.

This last one is fabric paper like the one on top. I made sheets of it big enough to make 2 or 3 flowers.  Some of you might have seen tutorials bout these wire flowers in Somerset magazine. the only thing I did not do according to the tutorial was, that I did not cut out the petals piece for piece.
I hold the flowers upside down on top of the fabric I am going to use, then cut out the approximate size. make a small hole in the middle to pull the stem thru and voila you can stitch it on. Less hassle I my opinion. But to each their own right.
Well that is it for today talks. If any question, go ahead ask.
Take care everyone be safe,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Work in progress..

 Hello there peeps.
 I hope this post finds you all well. Its been a while since I posted but here is one now .
This piece I started before I went in for my second operation this year. I hope to get it finished before this year ends lol.
 The inspiration for this piece comes from Ruth Rae's book, "layered,tattered &stitched".

 The front consists of my own hand dyed fabric and free motion stitching. Its needs something more but not sure what yet.

 The doors need wooden branches for handles that much I have decided on for sure.

 The inside is hand dyed stamped fabric with paper pieces added for interest. The paper is stamped too.
 The heart in the middle is needle felted organza in several layer and colors.
Then hand stitched with some coffee dyed scrim between the back layer and the heart to the background.
 The doors have on the inside french knots, tulle and some leftover of the needle felted organza.
The left door piece of fabric was stamped before I added it.
The bottom lace was dyed in same bath as the fabric. it is interesting how different fabric come out in such different colors. The 2 buttons used where cut from some vintage cloths I found on a yard sale.
Thinking of doing some hand beading and more stitching.
Well that's it for now guys. Wishing you all a fabulous day/evening/afternoon and take care .