Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunflower Pincushion WIP

You can't live in Kansas and not like sunflowers. When I saw this pincushion Julie designed with wire ribbon sunflowers on top and a beaded center, I knew I had to have it. She handed me a kit and I got right to work on it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sewing Shadow Box

Julie is amazing. In her shop you will find many of her beautiful holiday shadow box designs heavily embellished. Each time you look at one, you'll see something different. When she said she was designing a sewing themed shadow box, I signed up sight unseen and we spent all night in class completing our box. In the kit, she provides materials to decopage the frame such as vintage doilies, rick-rack, miniature pattern pictures, zippers and various sewing notions. Inside the box, we glued ribbons and flowers around a sewing print on a silk and material crazy pieced backing. We each brought our own collection of sewing notions to incorporate into our own creation. Many of the things I used are nostalgic hand-me-downs from my mom and others we stitched up during class such as the pincushion and needlebook. I could not locate a fabric tape measure to antique dye. So I checked with mom and then she asked her next door neighbor who had a perfect one that was worn and tattered that I could have. My new work of sewing art is hanging in the hallway right outside of my craft room welcoming those who enter.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chocolate & Roses Pincushion

This is the second pincushion and I'm working on the third trying to keep up with Julie's designs. She's already got the next two in the series completed and selling kits now.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Strawberry Pincushion Kits

I picked up my kits for the Strawberry Pincushions. The first Flavor of the Month is Strawberry Delight in pink and burgundy. The second Flavor of the Month is Chocolate and Roses. Each kit contains a crazy quilted base for embellishing including beads and threads as well as a color copy of the completed sample to follow while embroidering.

I've reconnected with my needle art friend, Julie Craig. She's the designer and owner of Attic Heirlooms located in downtown Wichita. Stitching has taken a back seat to my knitting the past several years but has always been in the back of my mind. Many of her designs (that I stitched) decorate my home and others I bring out around the holidays to display. I dug out my supplies of threads and beads to get started on some new projects to add to my collection.