Friday, February 5, 2016

Focus on blue cloth

The hankie that was used to make the dress I made myself. It is a little bit bigger than the block but than childhood dreams are always bigger than life.

The folds are secured with the bullion knots and the dress will be stitched on the cloth from the back with white thread. I haven't done that because this blue cloth isn't ready and I don't want the dress to be all rumpled up.  Really like those bullion knots .. said she with a smile.

Let me wish you a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on monday again.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Focus ledger

Since I called the plate which was shown to you yesterday, Childhood dreams, I decided that I wanted to use a picture of myself to make this page. In the photograph I'm around 18 months old. Orginially this was a black and white photograph but this was changed to blue to stay with the main colour of this project. This hankie I found in the local thriftshop and because it is handmade it is an exact square. I don't mind, it feels to me that it worked out just fine anyway.

This page is totally different than any of my previous pages in this ledger, still I really like it.

Have a lovely thursday and tomorrow I will show you how the dress looks on the Blue cloth.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Focus on wednesday

Although I said I was going to bring my paperplate project to a close I could not resist to make another plate. Maybe I will add a plate to the collection every once in a while if an idea hits me over the head for it. This time I folded a little dress. With the chainstitch I made sure that it stays folded and it is attached to the plate but to give a bit more security I also did a running stitch inside the skirt. The name of the plate is Childhood dreams and at the moment I'm trying to research this a bit further.

The border is filled with the Pistil stitch or French knots on stalks and the look like little dandelion seeds flying around.

Enjoy your wednesday and I hope to see you tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Amanda Palmer

This book I ordered at the libary after I heard the Ted Talk of Amanda. It is a wonderful book where one can find a smile and a tear besides that it makes one think about the process of asking. So if you have some time to spare I hope you'll pick it up.

And in case you never heard this Ted talk, here it is.



Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday's music

This week has a theme again and I thought it would be nice to include our monday's music also.
If you would like to hear more music of Daddy Longlegs, click here.

Hope you will enjoy it.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Embroidery on paper

This week is mostly about the book of American Needlework of Rose Wilder. Last tuesday I showed you the pencil versions of it. Since I was totally in love with it I decided to make a stitched version too. I used a stemstitch and lazy daisies for the leafs. It worked out fine and the result is ok but for some reason I'm not really loving it. It doesn't resonate with me and therefore I decided not to make a blue one. First I need to find out what's missing for me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a grand start of your weekend!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Leaf doodle in stitch

In the book of Rose Wilder of which I talked about last tuesday there were also some stitches I never tried before. To stitch this leaf I combined the feather stitch long armed with the single feather stitch. One could say it is a feather but for me it looks more like a leaf, anyway I really like the result so more leaf/feathers will probably appear in the future.

Enjoy your thursday!