Saturday, 27 October 2012

Applique - Mirror ! Mirror ! ....on the wall



The wall where I have kept my dresser has been bare for sometime and  I had been wanting to create a perfect match for the dressing area. Since there's no mirror above the dresser, this is the mirror that I came up with.....


scraps that I used in this project
Applique is done on a piece of calico. I chose to incorporate few things that I would usually keep on my dressing table or beside the bathroom mirror .


feel of an antique mirror
bottles of lotion, nail polish, earrings and a hair brush

soap and toothbrush

jewelry box and the chain

..... a soft cotton batting and then some hand quilting


I manged to find matching blues from the pile of remnants for the edges.







Who's the prettiest of all ?                                    


Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia

Monday, 22 October 2012

Tote bags


I had some left over material from the one of the wall hangings I did, and I used it to make this small tote bag. I did the same kind of applique as before.


It was not easy to sew to the handles by machine as the material is very thick when folded into two,  I had to hand stitched those. ..ouch! ouuch ! and the rest of the sides are done in machine.


For this bag too I used left over material.  The little shell like circles are cut from an old tee shirt and sewed using the blanket stitch.







The purple one is a friend who is celebrating her birthday at the end of the month.  


Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,
x.x.x,
Gaia




The Weekend


Another still life painted using IPAD application 'procreate'.

half a pomegranate

Would you like a piece?




A mat for the meditation bench..

These colourful  pieces of brocade were given to me by a Japanese friend of mine. I did not know what type of project I would use them for until  recently; I thought of making mat for my meditation bench. Like most of my crafts this again all hand pieced and sewn. I had some polyester batting which I used for the middle. I would have liked it to have little more width, but I did not have enough material.


blue satin was a find from the thrift store



some black raw silk for the edges










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Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Applique on gunny sack


Tea, any one ??

It rained a lot this weekend and I stayed indoors and did a bit of sewing. Tea is a wonderful companion and I had many throughout the day.  These are my tea inspired creations.












Isn't the piece of cake looks yummy !

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Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia




Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Ouuuuuch again !


I made these pincushions as a thank you, for a friend of friend who gave me a bag scraps to use in my projects.

Once again here is the link http://www.craftstylish.com/item/945/how-to-make-pretty-pincushions/page/all
The ones in the website are very pretty.



My ones look more like mushrooms. I don't think I followed the tutorial closely enough. Yet, I do like the way they turned out.







Thanks for stopping by...

Until next time,

xxx,

Gaia




Sunday, 7 October 2012

Digital Art- Still Life 4


My weekend digital art ;

Red Pears


Breakfast




Figs

Once the pictures are transferred from the IPAD to the desktop, the resolution of the pictures does become a little bit different. I do know the correct term to explain it though.

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,

Gaia