Work has been whining for attention for a couple of weeks, so I haven’t been too crafty lately. But I did manage a couple of small finishes – and one of them is even from my 10 Project Challenge!
This is the french knot bunny I have been working on for…over a year. But it’s finally done, and I am very happy with how it came out. I bound it like a rug using cotton yarn for the cording. I will make it into a pin, and I am thinking of using polymer clay for the backing to keep it stiff and to embed the pin into – why the heck not? I’m sure I will find out why this isn’t a great idea when I am nearly done with it and it falls to pieces, but for now I think it will work like magic.
This is a small I couldn’t resist working on, in honor of the final Harry Potter book. It is a design from The Sampler Girl. Very cute! I will be taking a finishing class with the EGA soon, so I thought I could have some fun finishing this piece.
I also attended the vendor fair of the American Sewing Guild and got some great stuff (all of which I desperately needed, of course). First, at a vintage button booth, I found this:
It’s got some funky old lion on it, and I will make something cool with it once inspiration strikes. I also spoke with the women who run The Fiber Goddess website. They have made a cord making tool that is really easy to use. They also stock gorgeous fiber packs, here are the two I purchased:
These are various ribbons, yarns and threads that can be corded into necklaces (or used to embellish rughooking, or to edge a small needlework piece). So I’ll be experimenting with my new cording tool, and maybe I’ll bust apart those strings of beads I got at Cost Plus awhile back…
And last but not least, here is my little owl:
He is a pin cushion (you can just see the blue fuzzy part on his back). The USA importer of these pewter collectibles is Carol Ahles. (Unfortunately they need to renew their domain name). They had the most gorgeous chatelaines and reproduction Victorian sewing tools – I think my little owl will the the first of my collection, heh heh. I shall name him…Hedwig.