Thursday, September 29, 2011

My latest endeavor and a Giveaway

 Last year I stumbled across a new craft called Pickpoint, also known as Prick and Stitch or card embroidery. This blue card was the first card I completed and my father got it for Christmas. Since then I have sketched different designs and played with different ideas as well as finding more patterns online. Check out what I've made so far....

If you would like to receive one of my lovely cards just leave a comment telling me your favourite design, favourite colour, or suggestions for other pretty things to stitch on cards and I will draw a winner. This giveaway is open to Australian residents only and the choice of card has not been decided yet. If you would like one of the designs you see here in particular, let me know, if you want something in a specific colour feel free to ask and I'll see what I can do.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My first OPAM for this month.

I tried my hand at reverse applique last night. Basically you sew 3 layers of fabric together with patterns on the back of the last piece and then very carefully cut around the inside of the stitching to leave the right colour fabric left. 

This is the first finish for the month. I have some UFOs I want to finish so I can sell them at the markets so hopefully there will be more pictures later this weekend.

Reverse applique cushion.
I started with three layers then as I was sketching patterns
 to sew I decided to add a fourth colour.

After stitching but before cutting.
The same piece after cutting out the appropriate layers.

The first layer cut out - not the final colour.

The finished front.

Monday, September 5, 2011

the case of the missing post.

As it seems blogger has eaten my post again I shall repost what I remember. Starting with....

This lovely person had a birthday last week.

he's a Dragons fan so I unearthed everything I could in suitable colours....
cut 2.5" strips and sewed them end to end....
and ended up with this. Backed in flannel its all cosy and perfect for leaving in the car for football games or  picnics. He loves it :D

Also, I'm in Melbourne at the moment staying at my aunt's farm, so I thought I'd share some photos with you.
This is Ginger, she's one of the resident grass munchers. She's beautifully soft and  very friendly . Fred hangs out a little way away from her on his own patch.
random old tree, good for sitting on/under and taking it all in.

peacocks in a tree, cuz that's what they do.

Mr Peacock posing for a photo, had to get his best side you know.