Saturday, June 27, 2009

A few more to share......

CCG #127.....


Such soft pretty colours, I stitched torn strips of organza to white cardstock, then made some folded roses with the same torn strips.  I made these years ago ( and LOTS of them) for my wedding.  They turned out really beautiful as pew decorations in the church, They were out of heavy satin ribbon, I am still using them on the odd 'special' gift atop of the wrapping ribbon.

Teeny Prima flowers, Heidi Swapp paper and K&Co 'Amy Butler' butterfly die cuts with Kaiser Pearls and of course Thickers.

Just a few years back 

CCG #126

I sprayed the background with Glimmer mist in two colours ( a pale pink and a green) then traced around various droplets with a fine black pen.  It made for an interesting finish.  Leaves are just hand cut out then designs stitched into them with 3 strands of embroidery thread.  My sister drew a series of trees in her little inspiration book, that she had seen somewhere in her travels, have no idea where, but I thought some similar would be cute, sitting on top of the uneven scallops.  I Just free hand cut them, out of various patterned papers.

That's it on the creative front.....I have been spending my time this week, cleaning out cupboards and under the stairwell downstairs, things that have been in place for 6 years, since we moved in......What a job.  Apart from that our household has been blessed with yet another sickness...or mix of!  I have a headcold, DS managed to bring home some sort of gastro bug from school.  So far DD and DH are fine.....touch wood!


Be back soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I am in Love......

with this Innovis 900d.  My new toy!  A brother Innovis 900D.  An embroidery sewing machine.

I have been playing like crazy!

Mostly things for little, relatively quick....and there is room for 'pretty'.

Ruffled-skirt An altered skirt. 



Made from fabric which was once a curtain, (from my stash!)


Pyjamas for Madam.....note the embroidered butterfly on the shirt!  Pretty, pretty!!!

I made a pair for Denver too, but they are already in the wash.  They have skull and crossbones, so absolutely had to be worn the minute they were sewn.....(skulls....Not so pretty!)


These turned out really well, they have an elasticised back, with faux pocket.  Very cute!

And the floral embroidery....yep...pretty!

I also made her a black pair very similar, with out the embroidery.  I have been making my own patterns, (or slopers) to be the base of any pants pattern, so small alterations can be made to the one pattern.

Some tops are next!

The last couple of Colour combo's....... (Colour combos galore)


The pallette.....#123





The pallette....#124


CCG#124_Lydell Quin 

All good fun!

Ok....We have colds in this house at ATM....(not swine flu.....despite John travelling to Canada)

I shall go and have a coughing fit elsewhere!