Saturday, September 4, 2010

no time

I have been in full wedding planing mode and have made no art or stitches and I feel a little sad about that. But only a month left and I can really focus again. I am very excited to be getting married though. I have made tons of stuff for that of course--invitations, bouquets, corsages, flowers for tables, paper poufs etc. I'll go ahead and show my bouquet for the heck of it because it's grown on me. I didn't really like it at first but now totally love it. Very whimsical which I like. Felt, fabric and buttons.

The part around the "stems" is actually from my mom's wedding dress. She gave it to me and said I could do what I wanted with it. This part is from the sleeves with the white buttons. I like the sentiment.

It looks good in a vase too.

See you in a month!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Let's play catch up

Well I've been a horrendous blogger lately. No excuses really--just haven't posted anything. I haven't felt much like doing anything lately and I've been a bit preoccupied with wedding planning. But I have done a few pieces for a flickr swap for the Hoop Up! group and received some really great pieces as well. I'll start with the ones I did shall I?

Satellite for alamodefabric

Little Red and her Forest Friends theme for sewdeerlyloved.

"O" is for Otter for twinfibers. She's making a book for her child with letters from his name.

I did another piece for our group leader modernsewl but forgot to take a picture of it because I'm forgetful.

I received wonderful pieces based off of my Tim Burton theme. I still need to take pics of them but will post as soon as I do.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pin Cushion Queen

Hey guys! It's a new year and I'm already behind on things I've made. So let's play catch up. I am in a swap with the flickr group Hoop Up! We are sending pieces of fabric to our partners and have a few months to stitch things for them based on their theme. I decided on a Tim Burton theme because---well----he's awesome. So as inspiration for my group I stitched the Pin Cushion Queen from this book by Burton, Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. I love this little book of stories. The characters are great.

I had planned on doing the entire piece in black but then thought it might be nice to do little bits of it in color. I'm glad I did because I love the way it turned out. Tons of french knots.

I can't wait to see what my group stitches for me. I think my theme will inspire some great work.

What else has been going on:
*Colby and I have set our wedding date for October 2010. We booked our venue and photographer so we're well on our way.
*Saw "The Road" and don't think I've been so depressed after watching a movie since Pan's Labyrinth
*It's been COLD here in North Carolina! I don't really like 15 degree mornings. Come on spring!