Monday, July 21, 2008

Biscornu...for you...

I have been thinking about making a biscornu lately. I found a couple of great tutorials.


And here:

Check them out (click the picture) and I'll keep you posted if I make one!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Matryoshka Doll

Create Your Own

This is my latest completed project, matryoshka dolls! They turned out so sweet! I got the pattern from Maisy Hutton's site and you can get it here too! It's a pdf that she has generously made available to all who want to try it!

I made mine completely from felt. I just love working with felt! It's so forgiving and you can do just about anything with it. I prefer to use a wool felt blend as I just hate the craft felt! I have a bunch of it from before I became a felt snob. It makes a great material for my 7yr old Daughter to play with - and I don't care what she does with it!!

There are lots of great places to buy felt from online. I just happen to buy from Wool Felt Central. I was very happy with their speed and service.

I also love to do little embroidery projects so these little darlings satisfied me on two fronts! There are lots of ideas out there (online) for ways to embellish if you need some inspiration. Just google the dolls and hit images!

A quilt give away...

Over at Old Red Barn Co. they are giving away the most gorgeous quilt! Here is a picture of it:
Isn't this the most beautiful quilt you've seen! All you have to do is pop on over to their site and leave a post to be entered in the contest! There are ways to get extra entries too, so check it out!
They are also giving away a second and third place prize!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Flower in progress

One of the things I have been working on is this flower garland for my fireplace:

I just love these flowers! I chose four different fabrics and have made up variations with them making sure to use either two darks and one light or two lights and one dark for each flower. For the "vine" I took strips of green fabric, longer than the space, that I stitched between each light pip. After I added the flowers, I cut out the leaf shape from two different green fabrics and used fabric tac to attatch green fuzzy pipe cleaners to them and wound them around the flower.

Here is where I got my inspiration from: Here is where I got the tutorials for the flowers:

I want to add something more to it, I just haven't had inspiration hit me yet as to what it should be.

Possibly something like this woven/wrapped around the garland. We'll see...