I am very excited to share with you my latest finish. It has been designed by Judy O'Dell. As you know I luv this designer, she amazes me with the things she comes up with. I used the design to make the pincushion and the fob with scissor case, as the design was only for the box, lid and needle roll, which I made smaller and into a needle/book. I used an ecru colour fabric for the inside of the box, and green fabric for the out side parts of the, but I used linen for the stitching, the green fabric is used on the lid and bottom of the box. its a very generous sized box, I'm really pleased how it turned out. I used a combination of about 20 packets of beads, gold more than the pink ones, I used metallic gold sewing machine thread to stitch the gold beads on, and I used about 30 meters of green ribbon in total. For the pincushion, I used a wooden based one, where you just attach the stitched piece to the cushion and then the screw on the bottom underneath holds it all together. The green buttons you see are vintage buttons which I bought a while back from a lady that was selling her mother's and grandmother's buttons at a car boot sale. I'm glad I have given these buttons a special place on the sewing box set. thank you for visiting.
So I will now leave you to enjoy all the pictures.
luv from Olga.
Before xmas last yr, I stitched this red robin for my friend Heidi, and she loves it, it was easy to stitch but a lot of colour changes, they were charts for cards, but thought it would lovely to make into a needle book.
here is Heidi's latest mirabillia finish, as always her work is beyond words, im speechless!...........its Mirabilia's Adia on Polsitiches Enchanted forest opal linen. the fabric complements the design so beautifully!
Absolutely beautiful Heidi, thank you for sharing with us all. Its always a joy to see your work.
I'm still having problems posting pictures on my blog, so I have found a new way to show you the pics with my photobucket imaging host.
Last year, myself, my best mate Elizabeth, and Heidi, stitched this piece as a stitch a long, but Heidi, had to opt out, which was a blessing in disguise for Heidi, as me and Elizabeth changed so much of our charts, that it was a lot to take in for Heidi, but now she has our changes and updates, so that she can stitch this piece soon.
this was an Asian kit we bought from eBay, I have actually stitched this piece once before, for my niece as a wedding gift which she absolutely adores!
We altered the tile colours to grey, we added flowers in the arch, we filled in spaces in the arch, we added many flowers to the bottom right and some on the left, we changed a lot on her dress, the crosses on her dress I deleted completely, but Elizabeth decided she liked them but made them smaller, which looks great, we added a lot of kreniek shine to her dress, used metallic in parts, we used different beads, for example the red beads on the bottom frill of her dress were suppose to be gold, but we decided on red, the centre panel was suppose to have dark grey beads but used old ginger mill hill beads, we altered the size of the grooms arm, and added a blue metallic, these are some of the changes we did, there were many more changes.
I have added a picture which shows both the old stitched design where nothing was changed, that one is the one on the right hands side, and the one on the left is the one I just stitched, with all the changes to it, as you can see, its almost like a new design.
so now I leave you to enjoy my pictures.
luv from Olga.