I really don’t have a huge amount to blog about at the moment, but I have added to my tree project in my mixed media course. I”ve added some more stitching with some leaves and flowers in straight stitches and French knots and I did try to be very clever and create a picot stitch, ( on the right up the trunk ) I haven’t done one of them before but I want to do a vine going around and up the tree and in a 3d kind of effect, so this is my first attempt at that stitch and while I thoroughly enjoyed how it works I will more than likely take those few out and re-do. That was just a bit of practise, I’ve also added a spider web and the dreaded spider ( sorry zed ) he’s a friendly one lol. I know that its out of proportion but that’s ok to !
I am really enjoying this and although nothing is perfect and its not supposed to be, I’m loving how its all coming together. I still need to add more foliage and I’m not really sure what to do with the background but it does need something, maybe a shrub or to in the far distants. I’m just taking my time with this project and as things come to mind I’ll be adding them in !
I’ve also been working on another little note book cover , adding stitches and beads and I think I’m getting the hang of it more now. I made this sheet of felt a while ago and I’m cutting it up to make 3 covers , can I tell you how hard it was to cut into that sheet lol I struggled, held my breath, closed my eyes and made the first cut, let out a big breath and i’m OKAY !!!!
This one has lots of added silks, threads and sari ribbon !
This is the first of the 3, I’ve added stitches and beads and also a couple of my very own hand made beads. I think I’m getting a lot neater as I go and the reason I’m doing these are all in practise for my so called album cover that I still haven’t picked up again lol Once I feel that these covers are good enough I might even put them on Etsy lol it’s a long shot but we’ll see 🙂 otherwise i’ll save them for gifts !
So thats it for me and i’d love to see what everyone else is working on !!!