Thursday, December 27, 2007

Some projects

These are pillows I made for brother and sister in law, Dave and Anita. Mom and Dad got them a gorgeous brown comforter for Christmas.

The base for each was some microfiber suede. I had planned to use my embellisher to attach all sorts of fabric and yarns (ala the fancy pillow book), but the farbics I usede did NOT punch into the suede well so I ended up stitching and stitching and stitching (I used over 5 bobbins of thread).
This is an index card holder for my sister Sue, she loves to use sharpies and index cards for her notes. This holder is large enough for 4x6 cards (all I had was 3x5) and I got the mini sharpies.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas, my family and I had a fabulous time, and of course my nephews Sam and Max are the stars of my life.

This is pretty typical of their brotherly love-lol.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New comfort dolls

Finally I got some comfort angels made to send to Pat at i personally think she is an angel for doing this project. Five of these are going to Pat and three to my aunt Bev in Florida.

The yellow/orange and multi colored angels started with embellished projects from earlier this year, see below, I was able to get several angels from each piece and backed them with batiks or other commercial prints.

The blue, green and purple angels are raw silk i painted with watered down acrylics, with some silver or gold streaks. then i stitched the silk to a piece of batting, cut the shapes and zig zagged to backs. For all these I hand stitched more yarns around the face and onto the bodies. the faces are stamped onto muslin circles then gathered around a flat backed marble and stitched to the bodies.
I have several more of these in various stages so I have lots of hand work thru the holidays. Was hoping to get some done and loaded to etsy but don't know if I will make it.

Busy, busy getting ready for Christmas, hopefully next year will be better for completing projects and posting them on this blog.