Monday, 26 August 2013
Well I'm actually writing this on the Friday before Monday as I will be sunning myself in France by then! So decided to write my blog and then I can just publish it from my iPad on Monday - hopefully! Never posted from my iPad so fingers crossed it works! Anyway this Monday's Every Inchie Monday title is Song and I thought of my canaries that were singing away out in the out-house. Then, just as I was drawing out my rough picture, a blackbird alighted on the tree outside my window and really let rip!!! So I changed from a yellow bird to a black one! So my interpretation is Bird Song. Please click on the link and view what others have done. And now I can get back to my packing! Just to add - I am now in France and it is beautiful and we are all having a lovely time!
Friday, 23 August 2013
Well I'm back to embroidering my flower pictures within the materials and since it was my daughter's birthday last week and we have some tiny miniature bright pink roses climbing up our wall I thought I'd try and do a card with these lovely roses being my daughter's name is Rosie! I used a dry wet wipe as the base and coloured it with pink and yellow inks and maybe a bit of mauve, then bondaweb, then arranged my roses - (which I dried as they were very thick and juicy and didn't work the first time) plus some dried meadow sweet, then sandwiched it with bondaweb again and white organza - then parchment paper on top and ironed it all together. Then I embroidered it with a new thread I'd just received from Stef Francis in beautiful yellows and pinks - it was just ideal. I tried beads on it but it didn't work so pulled them off! Then I ironed on a piece of interfacing onto the back and glued it onto a card. I thought it would be nice to follow the lines of sewing onto the card - so tried it out though you can hardly see. Then I glued on a dried rose and viola. Here is my card.
Monday, 19 August 2013
Well we've had a lovely weekend entertaining the family and seeing our 90 year old relatives and catching up with family history. Still got the sisters-in-law and grandchildren staying so trying to do embroidery is a bit of a no no - thankfully I did this last week in a spare moment. Not sure if I shall be able to do the next two weeks as I shall be on holiday but I'll try!! Anyway here we are at Monday again and I had this quirky idea for pocket watch - rather than a clock I took the idea of a little tiny man on watch in a pocket!! Am hoping you can see him - he does hold a rifle and has on a hat but I had to highlight the edge of the jacket and pocket as they didn't stand out enough. So here for my Every Inchie Monday challenge is Pocket Watch! Please click the link to see what everyone else has done.
Monday, 12 August 2013
So for today's subject on Every Inchie Monday I was trying to think of things that were grey! And I came up with a grey Parrot because we used to have blue and gold parrots and our friends had grey ones so I thought that would be a cool thing to try and embroider! I'm so glad I did this last week though as I have a house full this week and 4 are under 8 so we've been doing treasure hunts and long walks to exhaust them (and me as well!) this weekend. Please click the link to see what others have done and thank you for looking.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
I seem to have been very busy this week but nothing to post - as none are finished!! However here we are again for Every Inchie Monday and this week's title is Evil. I'm afraid I did the first picture that formed in my head which was a Devil's pronged fork and the horns - black on red felt. I have to say it was one of the quickest inchies I've done to date so a nice change! Please click the link to see what others have done.