Sunday, 15 April 2012

Cockerel fabric piece

I like reading Sew Somerset magazine and admire the fabric pieces in there and the way people seem to be able to build up a pleasing design from scraps.  I've tried it a few times but have not been pleased with the results but finally this is more the look I've been going for.
I bought some DeColourant cream which removes colour from paper and fabric and last weekend I played around with it trying it on all sorts of different materials and using stamps and stencils.  The cockerel (a wooden stamp from the Indian Block Company) was stamped with DeColourant on a piece of kitchen paper that had been used to mop up left over dyes from a tie-dye session. Quite colourful!

Stitched Bowl

This is a little bowl I made using fabric scraps and a pattern from Stitch Magazine Dec 2011, a project by Helen Howes.  My sewing skills are limited so I'm quite pleased with the way this turned out.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sari Ribbon sampler

This is a wall hanging I made using sari ribbon.  I used the embellisher to fix the ribbon strips to the background and then did some hand stitching and added some beads and a length of chain at the top. The circle is a washer covered with sari ribbon and wound with beads on silver wire. Love the bright colours of the ribbon.

Octopode and Stampotique stamps

This is my daughter's 21st birthday card - not an obvious choice for a 21st and certainly not girly or pretty but the stamps I used (Octopode on the cover and Stampotique inside) are actually her stamps and she loved the finished card!
It's a much bigger card than I usually make, I cut an A4 piece of kraft card in half and stitched the two pieces together to make a card, then added the Tim Holtz bingo card to the front to make an extra flap, I liked the extra space it gave me.

(And yes, how can I possibly have a daughter who's 21?)