Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Season's Greetings !!





 These were made for my Tea & card group Christmas exchange. I browsed Pinterest for inspiration and came up these ornaments.



happy holidays and, best wishes for 2017 !!!

Thank you for stopping by to see my creative work and leaving me kind comments through out the year.

till next year...
xxx,
Gaia


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Ripples of hope blanket..




I finally finished it. The blanket measures approx. 65 inches x 36 inches. Another one of my thrift-ed yarn makes.

Just what I need for the sofa...




Blooms of Spring;
A new project for the winter. I found this crochet book the thrift store for $1.(retail price is $25) It has many techniques, ideas and stitch patterns. I thought I will try this flower motif.




Over the last few months,I have manged to collect quite a number of different coloured yarn from the thrift stores. And, this would be a good project for use them.






Thank you for stopping by,

till next post,

Gaia


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Weaving continue..




I completed another small weaved piece. I experimented with different textured yarn. I, think I should have used a more contrasting colour for the bottom trims, it would have added more of a balance to the whole piece. On to the next one..





 Couple of more tea bag crafts over many cups of tea on a gloomy rainy afternoon.





Thank you for stopping over,

till next post,

Gaia


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Used tea bag..

crafts...



I did couple of projects before with used tea bags.  You can see them here and here. For, these pieces I used embroidery thread and, also bits of lace.


I quite enjoyed making these and, I have a whole stack to experiment with. These tea filters are  bit bigger than regular bags which I like, because it has space to work a pattern with more embellishments etc.


Have to be careful when working with such flimsy paper, I pricked my finger few times.. :)




Winter is just around the corner..


Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next post,

Gaia


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Marigold and Saffron Flower..

quilt is finally done.


All hand sewn
I wanted to add blue for the border but didn't have enough material so I went this maroon colour.





I am pleased with my effort. Although in some places I feel that I have rushed.

Although, I have never actually calculated how many hours goes in to a hand sewn project, I think I may have put in approx. 100 hours. or more for this one.


It was a sunny sunday morning to for these pictures and a walk around my neighbourhood park.





Thank you for stopping by,

till next project,
xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 23 October 2016

More weaving..





I did another small project. I went from the cardboard loom, to a loom made out from a picture frame.(instructions via youtube) It worked perfectly for this piece. I used some colourful Beehive tapestry wool which I had.


a bit of embroidery as well.





Thanking you for stopping by,

till next time,
xxx
Gaia

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Learning to weave...


Inspiration to start this project came while browsing through Pinterest; it has so many great ideas to try.  

So, before I went ahead and spend money on a loom and may not want to continue; I made a cardboard loom for beginners
I made mine according to the instructions from www.theweavingloom.com , which has valuable tips for a beginner. I also looked at some videos from youtube too.

This is the very first  piece I tried. 

I wanted to continue on, tried to add blocks of colours.





 On the last piece, I tried to do a flower (which turned out like a maple leaf) and also how to add 'rya knots'.




So far, I like weaving ....to the next level perhaps...

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Felt teapot brooch


I made these felt teapot brooches for my tea group 'thanksgiving' exchange. 



Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Thank you for stopping by,

till next post,

xxx
Gaia


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Inspiration..

for this contemporary kantha piece is Frida Kahlo, one of the great artists whose work I admire a lot.


It took me about week or so to finish the stitching and, I used two layers of very thin cotton. I sketched the face on paper, after several attempts this was the one finally made for stitching. Well, my drawing looks nothing like her :)

 I  have not yet thought about how I want to display it. I have an oval shaped canvas( I used it take this photos) or an embroidery frame might work too.




What do you think of my Frida?




Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,
xox
Gaia



Monday, 19 September 2016

Last few days of summer...


Marigold flower.



Saffron flower;
thousands of stitches and continuing on ..



managed to add couple of more rows to my ripples of  hope;









on a visit to beautiful Alton Mill arts centre ,http://altonmill.ca/





Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

xxx
Gaia