Friday, August 1, 2008

More Show and Tell

I have another mixed bag of things to share this time starting with cross stitch.
This is The Goode Huswife 1831 pincushion finished as a pinkeep
(Don't forget that all of the pictures are clickable for a better view.)

Here's the back of the pinkeep. I used some Moda Blackbird Designs fabric that Angela gave me which I think is a good match. Thanks Angela!

Next up is a drawstring bag and pincushion that I made for Hazel's birthday. As Hazel had been to Holland earlier this year I went with a Dutch theme for her.

I did stitchery on the front of the bag. The little pincushion is not stitched but was made using pre-printed fabric. I thought it turned out cute.

Still with the drawstring bags here's another one I did using my favourite pattern by Gail Pan

A few weeks ago I received my pincushion swap package from Tammy my partner in Linda's pincushion exchange. Tammy sent me not one, but two lovely pincushions along with a selection of DMC threads and some fabric. The bolster shape pincushion has three different dresses done in applique and the oversized square pincushion is a beach scene complete with a cute button in the shape of flipflops.
One of the fabrics Tammy used is an Amy Butler print and I just happen to have a small piece of it in my stash. I have plans to make myself a matching needlecase - when I can find the time!

I have a beautiful new mermaid in my collection! This one came from Sheila who lives about an hour away from me. She came over for the day and we had a lovely time talking all things to do with needle and thread.
Sheila goes to a stained glass class and she made this mermaid using a technique called fused glass. Do you see her mirror and comb? I don't think she can have been using them much judging by her wild hairdo LOL.
I placed the mermaid plaque over a piece of my Laurel Burch Ocean Song fabric and now she looks as though she's enjoying a frolic in the ocean.
Thanks so much for this lovely addition to my mermaid collection Sheila!

I have a bit of a fascination with pretty tins and boxes. Here's a picture of my latest aquisition. I think it will be perfect for storing my ever growing collection of buttons.

Finally a few beach pics for those of you that tell me you enjoy them.
As always, thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments. It wouldn't be half as much fun without you!

Blog Awards - thank you!

Just a quick post to thank Judy for the Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 Award

and Andrea, Dovil and Yuko for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

When I first started blogging I wondered if anyone would bother to view my posts so I am feeling very honoured.
Looking at the number of blogs in my sidebar I realize that I have way more than just a few favourites! It would be difficult for me to select just a few to pass the awards onto not to mention that so many of you have already received them.
Therefore I'd like to award all the bloggers out there who takes the time to share their work for the enjoyment of us all.