30 April 2010


Today I went shopping with my friend Barbara and her daughter at a small art and pottery fair nearby (same procedure as every year, yes) and we found someone who made very interesting jewellery out of old silver cutlery – rings, bracelets or pendants. I was so fascinated that I decided to skip the felted hat and go for a ring and a bracelet. The ring used to be a spoon and the bracelet a fork with two prongs. So pretty in my eyes!!! And a lot to think about where the old life of both took place!

09 April 2010

Alter Ego

Every second since I discovered Monique Lemieux 's Story Teller in the photo section at Stitchin' Fingers I was determined to try this myself - just on my level, of course. There's a good tutorial on the http://www.owning-alpaca.com site on needle felting that I used as I never had done any felting before. Today came the material I had ordered somewhere else and I couldn't help starting right away. (After taking my cat tho the vet.) Of course my fingers have some holes now they didn't have before but I so happy with the head I created. She will get her body tomorrow so she won't have to sit on that neck of the wine bottle for too long :-) What a wonderful day!!

Stitching along

This time I really wonder where this will end. I did a little doodling and had the other eye with kind of a nose which will hopefully transform into something like a fragment of a face. In Sharon's stitch dictionary I found detached buttonhole stitch and want to try it for the cheekbones. There's the vision of a skin like surface in my mind and I want at least to give it a try (though I'm drifting away from just plain buttonhole, but I'm exploring).

Using my window as a light box.

And I'm having fun!

07 April 2010

A little bit of Buttonhole

Having a nice day between garden and thinking about second week of TAST. And suddenly there it was - the idea of an eye using this stitch after first trying a combination of the new stitch from TAST 2010 and buttonhole stitch (I do love boullion knots, too) which didn't really satisfy me.

This is how far I got today (had an invitation for supper :-) and I'll have to figure out how to continue.

The eye is simple buttonhole at the lids, two buttonhole wheels inside one another for the iris and berwick stitch plus different rows of buttonhole stitch on top of it for the eyebrow. I feel very adventurous!!

04 April 2010

TAST1 - Herringbone Stitch

Here are the results of my first try on Take A Stitch on Tuesday (TAST1) which is re-run at Stitchin Fingers. I had an unbelievable amount of fun and joy doing it and spent hours just sitting and stitching - just couldn't stop. My furry compagnons probably think I'm crazy :-) Here comes:

The psychedelic Dandelion
 with details.
My favorite stitch is the french knot - I still remember my mother working on a tablecloth for Christmas with a little singing angel on it. And the curly hair was done in french knots - looked so lovely!!