Monday, September 27, 2010

Decoupage Baby Picture - finished!

I used 9 coats of glossy Mod Podge on this one.  Plus glitter.  I think it turned out well.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday Decoupage Project for my brother, Chris

I'm going to decoupage a wood circle with a picture of my brother as a baby for his 50th birthday.  Today I scanned the photo, printed it out on my inkjet printer, ripped it out and sprayed it with hairspray so I can decoupage it onto the wood.  I painted the wood with red acrylics with a little white mixed in.  I'm gonna wait until tomorrow to start decoupaging.  I only have gloss Mod Podge left so will use that.  I think it will be awfully plain so I'd like to use either silver stars (like the kind you got as a kid in school) or silver glitter on it.  I'll have to ask Mom if she has any of those star stickers.  What do you think?  Should I leave it plain or what?  Here is the picture of the original photo, from about 1963 and the one I printed:

Here is the painted wood circle:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Red and Black Throw

Here is the granny square afghan/throw I'm making.  I'm going with the big stripes so I don't have so many ends to weave in (in the back).  This is just plain acrylic yarn in black and red.  It's to go with my furniture.  You can see some of the ottoman under the throw.  I'm pretty slow at crocheting, so this is only the third throw I've made.  I will probably have to get more yarn too. :(    My other projects are on the back burner for now.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Parable of the Talents - 1st Set - Progress

All I did here was put the backs on the 1st set of bookmarks for my Parable of the Talents bookmarks.  I still have to make the rest, then sign the backs and laminate them.  Tonight I restarted a crochet project.  I'm making an afghan for my house in black and dark red acrylic yarn.  I'm making a giant granny square.  Well, it's just a little granny square right now!  Pictures of afghan project posted later.

Super Secret Embroidery Projects

I started embroidering floursack towels for some CoachCreativeSpace friends.  I can't post pictures of them until they are finished and in the hands of their owners.  I can post the progress I've made on the Love towel I'm making for Kari.  She is in love, so I picked out these designs and the floss for her.  I've made pretty good progress on it thanks to a couple movies and insomnia.  Floursack towels are blank white towels that are really big, lots of room to embroider on!  Kari has already seen what I've done so far.  I did find out doing this that there's an art to doing iron-ons.  It seriously helps to have the iron on the highest setting for half an hour before using the iron-ons.  Makes a much darker image. I use all 6 strands of floss so it's easy to cover up the lines.

A Princess Among Dragons - Framed

I got this framed and it is hanging above my kitchen table.  Love it!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creative Mistakes

I started a new embroidery project tonight, twice! I ironed-on the designs on patterned fabric and they didn't show up enough for me to be able to see all the design. So I got out some white fabric and it finally worked. This is a present for a CoachCreativeSpace friend, so I can't go into any more details. :)