Wednesday, August 31, 2011

well and duly

Now that my girlfriend is well and duly married, I can show you what I made for her!

I started with this wonderful picture of her daughter Sophia at the beach.

then I added this great piece of lace I had left over from my sons box, they look like sea shells don't they.

some birds in a cloudy sky

seashells and rocks on a sandy beach

more lace to extend the cloudy sky and the surf.

and gossamer wings for Sophia the surf fairy!

 I wanted to keep it simple but elegant

Because she is simply elegant and allays has been!

then a frame for hanging

It's just a little thing.
I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I've finally finished something! yea!
this little hawaii piece is a wall hanging.
it's 6.5x 6.5" and can be hung easily anywhere!
going to Malibu for the weekend,
see you later with more fabulous fiddlings!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

new stuff in the works

I've got a bunch of new stuff in the works!
lots of projects to finish up  and new ones to start.

but first I have to finish the wedding present I'm making for my oldest friend.
she is getting married in Malibu on the 27th and I just started on it, I have to finish it first!
I've had the Idea for it for a few months now, but with all the other things and the girls and life and whatnot, it's been hard to get started on it.

I will post pics of this piece after we get back from the wedding.
but the other stuff you can see now!

I have little witchy-poo hats for the serenity shop and hawaii themed boxes

a wedding themed box, and a few other bits and bobs.

lets see if I can get these ready before halloween in time to gear up for the christmas season!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Barbara r's square done!
i hope she likes it
I asked Barb W if she didn't mind if I took out her water and re did it,
as I couldn't find the same colorto extend what she did.
I added a tree and butterflies to frame the couple

and mirrored the flower bed along the bottom.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Birthday boy's navy box

here is the finished block before making it into a box.

I'm quite pleased with how this one came out.

I got nice and fancy detailed with out getting too "girlie"
the goldwork is done with cheep christmas braid and elastic chord.
be careful using the elastic stuff because it real easy to pull to hard when going through the fabric and puckering your work. it's best to pull out a little extra and couch it as you go around, pulling in the exess when you have gotten to the end. that way your not working with a wadded, puckering piece that wont stay flat. the styalized fish was a bonus find at my local bead shop in country villiage.

I love how the lacy bits make the waves look "foamy" I added some clear opalescent beads to add to the "choppy wave" feeling.

why is it so hard to add a little extra to these braids? it seems like every time I do I end up staring at it for a day trying to decide what to put there to make it "go". since I didn't want to get to fancy with it, I stared at it a lot!

my favorite spot on this piece is the "ships wheel" detailing across the top just enough bling to satisfy my need to layer stuff but not enough for my son to wig out!

and heres the finished piece what do you think?
appropriately manly for a 20 year old?

should I do a tut on making a top into a box?
let me know by leaving a comment.


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