Monday, April 27, 2009

Dedicated to ladies with complicated love lives everywhere...

This is my latest entry for the fabric round robin I'm a part of. Am enjoying this project so much, I'll be sad when it's over. 8 down, 4 to go.

I wanted to use needle felting on this one, so needed a fairly bold/simple focal motif. I settled on a heart and a triangle. No reason! :)

I didn't have a big enough piece of wool felt to use as the background, so sliced up two smaller pieces and sewed them back together in a stripey pattern.

Next the heart was felted on using merino roving, a border was cross stitched around it, and then I embroidered the three points of the triangle.

The background looked a little empty at this point, so I added some purple seed stitches to liven it up a bit.

A bit of red bias binding to finish, and it was all done.

A close up of all the textures, this one is very strokable:

Roll on the next one!

Time for my annual scrapbook page

I've averaged 1 layout a year since 2006, so I'm hardly the world's most prolific scrapbooker :D

But I do enjoy it when I give it a go.

Check back here Summer 2010 for my next one :)

This is for fellow Wildcats fans Michelle and Tracy, who know how to rock the Sherlock Holmes look...

The hat and magnifying glass are paper pieced, and the top bit of the magnifying glass lifts up to reveal more journalling.

The fingerprints are mine, and I made the mistake of using permanent black ink, so I turned up at the local crown court this morning for my first day of jury service looking like I had just had my dabs taken down the local nick! I didn't really think that one through...

Had fun with this. Thanks to Michelle for giving me the push to play with paper again.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Watch the skies!

This is another terminally late entry from me for the fabric round robin I'm currently enjoying very much, if slightly behind the published schedule.

For this one we were given the finished backgrounds - a floral fabric. I don't really do flowers, so I wasn't sure where to go with my entry, until I decided that the foliage on my piece looked a little exotic....maybe even alien....

And thus Wilbur the extra-terrestrial was born.

Wilbur was embroidered on the way to an ice hockey game in Peterborough, much to the bemusement of my friend who was driving the car.

He didn't bring us much luck, unfortunately, we lost. Boo.

I hope Annie, his new owner/abductee, likes him anyway.