Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Gifts made for Christmas

Front of Pinn

Back of Pinn

I made a couple of things for my friend Pierrette for Christmas. I made her some aprons and also a little Dog Pincushion and found just the right fabric for it with a tiny print of sewing items like cotton reels tape measures thimbles etc- This little doggie pincushion now is called 'Pinn'

Monday, December 04, 2006

Freestyle Embroidery

These are a couple of little motifs that I stitched onto a CQ Block for my very dear friend Pierrette the Squirrel was stitched using silk perle from Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibres and the mushrooms and toadstools were stitched using assorted threads


This is my first venture into Blackwork and is of a little flower and butterfly, I enjoyed making it and have several other Blackwork projects in my long line of future WIP's

Monday, November 20, 2006

Crazy Quilting

This is a little friendship pillow/sachet that I made for my very dear friend Pierrette, if you look closely you will find a little 'Bee' as I always try to add one to everything I make for her (this is a little joke between us)

Crazy Quilting

This is a little Pansy block that I made that I was going to make into a little pouch however I decided that it would make a far nicer needlecase

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Mr Blobby

This is my Mr Blobby in his favourite sleeping position, It seems to be quite a common pose for cats who are rather rotund (better be polite in case they can read this as you never know)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Freestyle Embroidery/Needlepainting

This is a peacock that I designed and stitched for my City & Guilds Embroidery and Design course it is worked on Ivory silk fabric and the threads used are all silk with the odd scattering of a gold metallic thread

This was one of my first attempts at creating a picture with threads, it is worked in a single strand of either DMC or Anchor. The design is one of the Di Van Niekerke miniature cottages http://www.needlecraft.co.za/vanniekerk.htm this is her old website but you can find her new designs here http://www.dicraft.co.za/

This is another of Di Van Niekerk miniature cottages that I worked with single stands of either DMC or Anchor threads

Friday, November 03, 2006

Brazilian Embroidery

This is a little trio of Brazilian Embroidery that I made for a gift for my friend Pierrette.
The Needlecase, Pincushion and
Scissor Fob are all made with Dupion Silk and the embroidery is all done with Edmar's finest rayon thread called Glory

Saturday, October 28, 2006

My 1st ever Needlepoint

This is my first ever needlepoint project and the design was by Loretta Spears (I think that she is now either chronically ill or deceased and her designs are no longer available unless on Ebay or somewhere similar) this is one of her series of Mystery Designs.

I was only able to attempt this and complete it with the help of my wonderful friend Pierrette who held my hand from start to finish.

We chat daily but for around five weeks we not only chatted but exchanged photos of Bargello Symphony daily where she stood over me with a big stick (LOL).

This is the end result, Pierrette also completed the same project along side me for herself, however I changed mine very slightly as I always like to be different. If you view hers see if you can see the difference and I do not mean the way that she has mounted and framed hers.

William Morris Design

This was a kit that I purchased at a show for the silly price of £5 it took some time to finish but once I got stuck in I could not stop.

It was originally for a cushion cover but I decided to mount it, to date its still not framed but is laced onto a board and all ready to go.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Crazy Quilting

This is a companion Cushion Cover that I made as a gift to compliment the autumn/fall one I had previously made for Pierrette.

This is a memory Cushion with photos I printed onto fabric and incoportated into the cover of some of Pierrette's and her husbands dear departed loved ones

Crazy Quilting

This was my first attempt at making a large CQ cushion cover for my very dear friend Pierrette.
I tried to use all autumnal/fall colours as I know that they are her favourites

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Goldwork Angel

This is a goldwork kit that I changed slightly by creating the hair with
a rayon thread and with a drizzle stitch instead of using the gold wire
as it seems to harsh for hair.
The wings are separate and made with an organza fabric attached to wire
and buttonhole stitched and then cut out and attached to the moire backing
fabric that the angel is embroidered on.
This same angel kit is featured on this months edition of Classic Stitches

Some Tiny Boxers shorts made for fun

These are a couple of minature Boxers that I made for fun for Roland who is Pierrette's husband.

This pair is made in Dupion silk for Sundays

This pair is made in cotton for weekdays.

Brazilian Embroidery

This was my first attempt at designing and creating some Brazilian Embroidery. I made this for a birthday gift for a friend.

A lot of people think there is a mystery surrounding BDE but I found it quite easy once you master the slippery rayon threads