Monday, 14 October 2013

Collage...

Book cover

This is my first attempt to make a fabric cover for a note book.


For a friend who likes yellows and blues....

All the material came from my bag of remnants..and picture underneath [summer flowers captured by me] is the one I used as a reference.


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Happy birthday Jeanne !!

Once finished, I noticed that there are places which I could have done better or differently, but overall I am happy with the result.
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This small crochet project is still in the experimenting stage....

 


Yard Sale finds !
I have been to lots of yard/garage sales this summer. These pretty things, I got at a church rummage sale recently.  I have already planned to make something out from the craft magazine.


Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia



Thursday, 3 October 2013

My blanket of many colours .....[learning left hand crochet]

Part One

While, yarn of various textures,pretty colours and good quality is expensive I don't won't to give up my new found passion; learning to crochet for that reason. Since, I utilise [most of the time] recycled, thrift-ed or given by friends, or friends of friends items in my other creative work, I choose to do the same for crocheting.




These yarn, I got are from the thrift stores for $1-2 each. I would have liked to work with cotton but not much luck so far. What I found was acrylic/worsted, [some had labels]something new to try. And also,a couple more of a softer variety. The ones which had labels are from Sears and Hudson Bay Company, I never knew those companies sold/sell yarn.  I am making solid squares of five rounds;

...... and it is a long way to the end ..............



reminds me of  the song 'My Coat of many colours' ..............  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1zJzr-kWsI

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
                                           ~ Dolly Parton ~  
    



I will keep you posted of my progress.

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Yard sale finds!
a few hand embroidered things that I found at a yard sale recently. They are so pretty, and delicate. Each piece was $0.25 cents.  

so much  patience and skill

Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia