Saturday, 23 January 2010

An Early Post is a Good Post

Last week I was Creatively Challenged. Had plenty of ideas, got off to a great start on each but just couldn't seem to finish anything. This week everything came together.





I finished stitching this paper weight.




In keeping with my self imposed mantra of using what I already have I stitched this using leftover bits of canvas and small lengths of various threads. The weight is some large metal washers from the garage.


Alan finished his mirror. The design is borrowed from a small stitched hanging that I make. The writing says 'Kiss My Cat". The small hangings with this on appeals to both Cat Lovers and Non-Cat Lovers. Which one am I?



I decided that the upholstery stapler was not going to win and I was going to do this myself. I had very sore hands at the end but we now have 2 footstools covered in our Eco Dyed Berry Colourway.




Paper Beads and Frames are completed.





I even had time to space dye some threads.





Never have any problems dyeing. Oh! Did I just say that? Hope that's not a jinx. Will throwing salt undo that or should I just hit delete?




5 comments:

jenny said...

Wow, I just love to see this images from your special cloth making. I am new here but found so many related to textile. Thanks for all sharing.
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Jaz said...

Don't you love it when all your crafty bits and pieces come together? and something actually WORKS!? it's a great feeling. Your paper beads are really interesting! I've never seen them like that before! Well done. =)

Rachael said...

It can be so frustrating when that happens. At least you went back and finished it I usually just throw it in a cupboard and forget about it.

Fran said...

Love the paper weight, how about a tutorial?

Thea said...

I love the paper weight too and can't believe how good the paper beads look around the mirror. Great work!