Friday, May 28, 2010

Bead knitted amulets.

I should be ashamed to admit but all that these two needed were to be sewn together and have their necklace portion added.

The champagne coloured one is a bride's bag and the gold one is a swag bag.  I love knitting them and have a few more I would love to do when time permits.

Faces RR Juli's Block

     Having a beautiful stitcher with a creative mind to set the theme in a round robin is the best asset in the world in stitching and with Kathy ahead of me I can follow normally in her slippers, but not her shoes.

     I chose to use the lace that I hand coloured with pastel oils in three shades.  I beaded around the cab and added dimension.  I did a few beaded seams and added some sparkle and as Kathy used butterflies I wanted to continue that theme as well.  I also chose to do a silkribbon rose.  I truly loved the challenge of what to do with a face, and now I would not hesitate to use lace cut outs as a swirling spring setting.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Faces, Faces, Faces

Kathy's beautiful surprise block turned into a Queen for a round robin.

I truly loved dressing the silk and working some of my own techniques on this gorgeous block and it has made me want to play doll's and dress silkies in this way now.

Beautiful idea Kathy, I have to try this one on a silkie as well.