Monday, 19 December 2011

On Holiday from everything except stitching

well, almost everything, actually mostly just home & work.

We have travelled south to Oamaru for the holiday season & I hope to catch up with a few friends, even a couple that I haven't seen since High School, but let's not count the years.

Some project have been finished - yah! namely the Christmas Biscornu Tree. Perfect to have finished the project I was given last year for Christmas, in time for this Christmas. Not sure if you can see, but it was done on sparkly fabric.
Then onto some Xmas cards - I never give out many, but I try to make a few each year... really wish I could get more organised & have a stash ready & waiting.
I'm not sure about the sheep heads, but am very happy the way the other two turned out, & nice to start & finish a simple task.

Next I will do some work on my sampler book & I now have another biscornu pattern to do for 2012 Guild challenge. (feeling like such a stitching geek).

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Finishing Touches

here is a sneak peak at some of the wording... you will get to see the entire finished result after the recipient has received it.
and yes, sometimes I bleed for my art:
Sorry about the blurriness, but taking photos while bleeding, with your left hand is tricky. Oh and please be more careful than me when framing with glass... of course, it is recommended you don't wield sheets of glass while talking on the phone. On the plus side, the following day was spent with an Ariel disney band-aid.

and here is my first Biscornu:

so, as you can see a Biscornu is a fancy kind of pin cushion, where you take two equal sized squares, decorated & stitch them together where the corner of one meets the centre side of the other, which creates an 8 sided seam around, and then you sew a button in both centers creating a dent (oh and you need to stuff it too, but not too tight or you can't do the button part) - any questions?