Thursday, July 24, 2008

A bit of stitching and some craft finishes

Hello - well this post is definately long overdue. Life certainly changes once regular working hours become a weekly standard. Not a lot of computer time and even less 'time out' time. Some of my 'time out' time was always spent stitching.

However in the 2 months since I last posted I have had 3 finishes.

The first was a birthday present for a friend, from one of my favourite designers.

Welcome Door Knocker - Bent Creek

The next finish is a totally different craft that I have never attempted before. At the Dunkleys Craft Show that came to Greymouth I decided to buy a mosaics kit...well 2 actually...from Funky Glass Art

This is the first kit...4 coasters...I thought they looked relatively easy and could ease me into this new activity...before I tackled the dragonfly I have yet to start.

So here are the coasters...all the tiles are green shades. This pictures doesnt really show all that well how the colours sparkle. They are really nice in real life LOL.

The last thing I have to show is a small shoulder bag I made. This is a Susa Glenn Designs kit. Everything is included except fabric for the lining and interfacing. It was really easy and I have a really professional looking bag...complete with an exterior zippered pocket and interior pocket. The handle is nifty in that I had to cover the cording with fabric...easier than I first imagined. I think its cool and I really love the colours and the beaded tassel is really neat.

Well thats about it for this post. I really want to get back into more regular stitching but I am finding it hard to commit to much time these days. I am keeping in mind that before Christmas gets too close I must start and finish my annual ornaments. As well as 'Above The Clouds' by Teresa Wentzler that I am stitching for my better half.


Andie said...

Wow!! What gorgeous finishes!! LOVE the bag! :D

Artystitches said...

Some lovely finishes well done!