Sunday, 31 March 2013

DiGiTaL ArT - 8


This Easter long weekend has given me extra time to spend on my creative work.  I am glad that I don't have a wake up early, and no work on Monday :)

I spent most of today sketching on the IPAD.



My special corner






Breakfast

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Used tea bags


Tweet ! Tweet !

I am experimenting ways to incorporate used tea bags in my creative work. This is my attempt to make a wind mobile.  I used a layer of cotton, and  had to do the stitching very carefully as the bags tend to tear very easily.









I stitched the same pattern on the both sides. They still need more grooming !

Can you hear me tweeting !!

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx
Gaia 


Friday, 15 March 2013

Cross stitch - book of needles..



Up until now my needles never had a proper place to stay; they were either pinned on a piece of cloth, or on cardboard.  I have been promising myself to make something pretty for the needles for the longest time.


I got these tiny cross stitch pattern kits maybe 6-7 years ago from a family friend. I had started one but never completed. I recently stumbled upon them while sorting out the craft box.



This time I had patience to finish it to the end. Then used it in the design for this needle case.

  
I did however make few errors while sewing, because I counted the rows incorrectly.  The instructions included are so small to read, that my eyes were hurting. Why didn't I make an enlarged copy at the beginning ?

  



Finally, my needles have a happy home now.. no more getting mixed up with the pins.

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,
Gaia

DiGiTaL ArT -7


A morning and an afternoon spent sketching again, using the IPAD. 

simple heart
I should have spent little more time detailing the pendant.



books to read
Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

Gaia


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Tea cozy !!


for the perfect cup of tea...

I drink tea many times a day [more when I am at home] yet, I don't have a single cozy to keep my tea pot warm.   So, after all these years I took the time to make one special tea cosy. By the time I was done there were three of them;

Here they are;
This is to all the ladies who work so hard in the tea plantations to pick the finest leaves for the perfect cup.




I used a piece of tea dyed cloth and did a bit back stitching and applique for a the sketch I did. I also had to find and match pieces from the bag of remnants.


This one is for all the hard labour that is put in to sorting and packing.





I unpicked and used this bag that came as a part of the packing  Also included few used tea bags in the pattern. What about washing it? These bags will get ripped :( ok, I will hand wash carefully.

Lastly, over a cup of tea! This one, I  will give to a friend.




The stitching did not turn out as neatly as I wanted.





Thank you for stopping by for a cup of tea, and I hope you enjoyed !!

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia