Thursday, November 18, 2010

Embroidered Jacket - Flower Mandalas

Here are two designs I stitched up.  They are from a design I found on the internet.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Embroidered Jacket - Progress

Here are some more designs on my jacket.  The bunny is an Urban Threads design, the Octopus and Crow are Doodle Stitching designs. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Embroidered Jacket - The Start

I'm going to embellish this jacket.  I've already got a few small motifs from trying out transfer techniques and I just finished the moon phases on the waist.  Moon phase design from Aimee Ray's Motif Collection book.


I made a Stonehenge model for the craft part of my project for Religion in Prehistory.  I attend an online seminary school.  I have to finish a poem (the writing part of my project) and finish typing up my process notes.  Then I send the pictures, the poem and the process notes to my teacher. I'll just post all the photos of the model here.  When I tried to peel off the aluminum foil a lot of the stones fell of or down, so it became a ruin. :)  I glued some of the stones back up.  Made of most of a box of original white Sculpy clay.  I had to condition the clay a lot to get it to a workable state.  Thank goodness I have a pasta machine to help me with that.  I'm not going to paint it.  To be honest I don't know what to do with it.  Kinda fun having a sacred site on my kitchen table though!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One for me, one for you

A successful experiment using Sulky Soft & Sheer stabilizer for stretch fabrics. Design from Aimee Ray's "The Motif Collection". That's me wearing the hot pink tee, Rit-dyed. I used white DMC floss, all six strands.

Wedding photo printed out with peach tone from PhotoImpression program, pale yellow acrylic painted wood plaque, stickers, gold glitter, matte Mod Podge. Forgot to spray photo with hairspray, turned out OK anyway. Christmas gift for Mom.

On Quitting Projects

I quit two projects yesterday that I was never gonna finish.  One, a green tote bag for my Mom, an embroidery project.  I used too complicated of a design on both the front and back and that tote bag canvas is so hard to work with.  Also the iron-on design was too light for the detail involved.  Maybe someone will pick it up at the thrift store and finish it.  The other was a beading project on my loom.  It was too wide and too hard to do.  I just cut it off and chucked it.  It had been sitting for about six months.  Next time I'll do a narrower pattern, although I don't plan on beading on the bead loom for awhile.  Sometimes you just have to give up on stuff!  I feel better since I did that.