Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rayon Swirls

This embroidery on paper was done with a shiny variegated rayon thread in yellow and coral. I scanned this card instead of photographing it, so the colors read rather flat. In person, it's quite stunning on the blue card stock and very silky to the touch.

These small pieces are very satisfying to create. I like the variety of designs, from simple to complex. It's fun choosing threads from my miscellaneous collection. They're quick. And I find them quite pretty.

Plus, poking holes in card stock with a sharp object is a socially acceptable way to release aggression.  😏


This piece is based off a design from New Ideas with Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens

Friday, December 2, 2016

Green Starfire

This embroidery on paper piece used a variegated floss in light green on deep hunter green cardstock. All these designs I've been stitching lately have been sized to fit an A6 (approx. 4.25" x 5.5") card. Some, like this design, have been slightly rotated in order to fit the parameters.


This piece is based off a design from New Ideas with Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Flourish on Red

Here's another simple embroidery on paper design. The flourish is stitched with a subtle variegated green floss on bright red cardstock. Simple and effective.


This piece is based off a design in New Ideas with Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Silver Bells

Doing quiet activities as I regain my strength. Yesterday a jigsaw puzzle. Today, more embroidery on paper.


Another piece based on a design from this book:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

One Step Closer

Jodie and Ken plan to have a picnic wedding next June. They've reserved a special park that is significant to them. The wedding will be informal. Guests will sit at picnic tables.

So the saga of the wedding centerpieces continues.

Today we finished making all the polymer clay birds and baked them. Jodie is pretty sure she wants to use mason jars and baker's twine. She likes daisies and is considering fresh flowers or silk. If silk, she might attach the flowers to pens so the guests can use them to write a special message to the happy couple.

Here's a mock-up of our first idea. Jodie's maid of honor has some great suggestions to make this better.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Oh! The aroma!

Dale's makin' up a big pot o' turkey soup.

Jodie took this photo of a ladle full.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Fresh Attempt

Jodie and I tried out a new-to-us craft today. We're making polymer clay birds.

If they turn out as we hope, these will be used in her table settings at her wedding next summer.

There is nothing quite like having crafting time in my Studio with my daughters.