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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wanaka Embroidery School 2011

Today I thought I would share a few pictures with you, of the embroidered compendium's I have been making.  They are a couple samples for a class that I will be teaching at the Wanaka Embroidery School in March next year.  It depicts a Medieval style tree, stitched and beaded.  This is all handmade, including the buttons on the front cover. It can be used for anything you like, however, it lends itself well to a photo album as it contains scrapbook paper for the pages inside.   I hope you enjoy looking at the following images!

Does anyone recognize this?
Yes, hopefully you all did.  It is the door I based my stitched profile picture on!

It can be seen down in Oamaru's Historic Precinct on Tyne Street!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Change of Mind.........

Yip, I changed my mind as we are entitled to do! 

So after beading the red dress (in previous post) I have now decided that it is not going to be entered in the red challenge and instead I will keep it for something else! So after making such a decision, you guessed it - I had to set to, and start something new, at last minute of course! With six days left I began a small project (not large like the last one) and have turned it into a postcard. It's not the best thing in the world but at least I am being supportive of the group!  Think it maybe more orange than red but oh well! 

Front Of Postcard

Back Of Postcard

At the Christmas Function each year we have to make and swap a small Christmas item.  Here's what I have made and I will post a picture to you of what I will receive in a few days!  It's all good fun!  Actually I have made a couple but this is the one I am choosing to give away.  You may recognize the cross stitch from an earlier post!

Christmas Giveaway Item (Handmade)

That's it for now,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Red Challenge! (UPDATE)

Ok, well here is the update of how I used the Red Beads and what it turned into!  Still have a tiny little bit more stitching at the top to do and then a couple of weeks to get it mounted!   I am still deciding if I will add the buttons down the side.  I am planning to put a little stamping on the background!  Limited Edition 1 of 1!  Not ever planning on making another, although cream and black would be stunning vice versa!

Below is the pic of a train in Oamaru's main street!  I think it is so fab,as it is part of the Oamaru Steampunk Exhibition!  (it comes alive at night, all lit up with a blue light and a red one inside where you can see the driver).  Note - the rocket on the side.  Great imagination.
So of course I had a look at the exhibition in the Art Gallery the other Sunday and it was just so busy in there (must be popular).  It's totally amazing what people come up with.  Oamaru is New Zealands HQ for Steampunk.   I am thinking that my next stitching may head down the steampunk theme!  I went off  home so excited and full of idea's after having looking around.   

Prehaps my mannequin above needs steampunked!

Do you think a few recycled bits around her middle?


Friday, November 5, 2010

Five Ladies in the Car!

I just had four ladies from Waimate and 1 lady from Timaru to learn to make themselves a Greek Postcard!
They were all delightful and I am so annoyed that I forgot to take a picture of them all!  I even had the camera out waiting... you should have reminded me girls!  Good effort with your stitching anyway, and when they are finished I want you to send me a picture so I can post it here!   I am so cross with my self that I forgot!