Thursday, June 23, 2011

Two Bookmarks

These bookmarks were made as an adaptation to a published design. The original was longer. The one on the left was stitched with Dinky Dyes stranded silk, and was given to a friend. The one on the right was stitched with Caron Wildflowers Pistachio Nut.

I love how different the same design can look stitched with different threads! And of course, different fabrics too.

And, in case you haven't figured this out by now, I love making small but intricate pieces.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm back! Been busy, distracted, you name it!

Wow, I have really been remiss in posting here, almost a year! I guess other things have just gotten in the way, and I have been pretty busy.

Here is just one of the things that I have done since the last time I posted. This is not an original idea, but the stitching design is all my own. I didn't make it as a gift, and I don't really know what I am going to do with it, but right now it is sitting at my stitching station gathering orts. Hmm, not a bad idea. I finally found something to stiffen it months after I finished it. I was at Joann's Fabrics a couple of weeks ago and found Allene's Stiffen Quick. It is a spray bottle, and you just keep spraying until you reach the desired stiffness. And, you can wash it out if you don't like it. Perfect for this! Glad I waited until I found just what I was looking for.