Saturday, 26 October 2013

floral embroidered box

At last a little bit of embroidery to show you all, the box is oval in shape with an embroidered flower bouquet on the lid, I have mixed stitching with ribbon embroidery. I have enjoyed getting back to my stitching again and now I am doing an embroidered card for the embroidery friends card swap.

I am making good progress with my knitting, I have learnt how to cast on and do the knit and pearl stitches, reading the books it looks like there may be much more to learn than the crochet but you know me I will give it a good try, my aim is to master the cable stitches and make another jumper!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The last of the Christmas cards

Hi, there hasn't been much to report this week, I have finished the last two Christmas cards, all family and friends cards are done as well as all the orders so I am now on track!

My next project is an order that I have got for an embroidered box, they want some kind of embroidered flower bouquet including beads on the lid. I have cut out all the material yesterday and today I am going to start on the design.
I am also going to try to learn how to knit, I have got some books from the library and my mum has given me a bag full of all different sizes of needles so all I have to do is make a start.

Friday, 11 October 2013

3D and decoupage cards

Hello, this week I have been enjoying myself creating lots of cards using free vintage images, which I have used to make 3D decoupage cards.
Firstly I have included a card that belonged to the last blog page which I forgot to put on, it isn't made by computer images but it is the start of my 3D journey.

These next cards are made using free images which I have printed out a few times, cut out various pieces and layered them up.

I have added silver glitter to these two cards, the photo doesn't show it but they really sparkle.

These two cards were made using the same image, the first one isn't 3D but I have framed the picture by embroidering a Church window pattern.


Thursday, 3 October 2013

square doily tatted cushion and mum's card

Hi, this week the next tatted cushion is finished and safely delivered. I was glad to have finished as it was a long pattern and one that I don't think that I would do again, it has to many split rings for my liking!

The pattern looks square from one angle and more rounded from another.

I have also been playing around with free clip art images that I have found on the computer and here is a card that I have made.

I made two copies of the flower wreath , cut out the flowers to use as decoupage added a few feathers and glitter glue and I had a lovely card made. I am now working on other ideas of how to use these images.