Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Summer flower project

...Rosette


This crochet flower is called Rosette, it is from a 1980's Crochet Medallions pattern book which I picked up from the thrift store recently. I have some pretty coloured yarn which I got from the church sale to start the project.


I am almost done one side of the sewing project too.





few more finds; yet another church rummage sale. I have already planned a re-purpose craft idea for the wheelbarrow. 


almost time for ice cream !!!




 



Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

Gaia


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Stitching..

continues..


I managed to add few more stitches to my quilting project this weekend, still a long long way to go. This time, I told myself, not be a in a hurry to see the result :)



Yard sales items;
This Saturday was the annual yard sales for both my neighbourhood churches. The weather was not so ideal as it was quite chilly, and rainy, fortunately the sales were held indoors. Here are few items that I purchased that are craft related.



This needle case along with the needles, was 0.25cent. 

embroidered table cloth was a $1 , embroidered cases were free to take

pieces of crocheted lace, 0.10cents each

Silk thread box with scissors from Belding Corticelli, was a $1. Google shows that this could be from 1940's, as there are similar items for sale on ebay. I did pull some thread from, one of spools to see if it breaks, it not. 

lots of yarn remnants, each bag was $1.

paid 0.25 cents for these pretty butterfly magnets



Thank you for stopping by for peek,

till next time,
xox,
Gaia



Sunday, 30 April 2017

Learning embroidery..

working on my crewel wool piece and the progress is slow..




it feels like spring finally..

while walking around the city streets and parks..


cherry trees in bloom ..so pretty



plastic fun 



Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,
xxx,
Gaia




Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter Weekend




These coasters were made for my friends of  the Tea Group that I belong. They were for the Easter exchange. I found the pattern here, and the tutorial was easy to follow. 

reverse 

I also included each a; teabag art turned into books marks.



This peacock has been waiting to get completed for awhile. Since, I did couple of bigger projects during winter and, also the winter light is not so favourable for embroidery work, it was left in my craft box.  Last couple of weekends had enough daylight for me to finish it, although I am not very satisfied with my attempt; there is more room for improvement. I think it is to time for me to visit the optician too:)



A new project with crewel wool. I found these persian yarn skeins at the thrift store which says both needlepoint and crewel yarn. I did few small pieces before with crewel wool and I liked the texture it brings and I'm looking forward to start this one to see how it will turn out.


For those friends who celebrate, have a wonderful Easter weekend  !!!

Thank you for stopping by this long weekend,

till next time,
xxx,
Gaia







Sunday, 2 April 2017

Burlap or (jute) cushion




Finally, I can show you what I did with the burlap piece I was working. I wish I was able to find a cushion more firmer. Once I finish the stitching , I folded in the extra space I left used blanket stitch to do the seams. I wanted to create a bohemian look, did I get that?


I must go by the the coffee shop for another bag..


This Sunday morning was warm and sunny, and I took the opportunity to walk  in and around my neighbourhood.



while walking saw signs of Spring ................ 





Thank you for stopping by today,
till next post,
xox
Gaia



Monday, 27 March 2017

Burlap (Jute)




Running stitches on a burlap sack using acrylic yarn/wool. You have to wait a bit more longer to see the final make. I am satisfied with the effort so far. Due to the gloomy weather it was difficult to get a decent photograph.




How do you like teabag art turned into maybe book-marks?


It rained quite a lot on saturday morning, so I spent most of the day doing crafts and having lots of tea.. it was wonderful. 




looking forward to may flowers ... 





Thank you for stopping by,
till next post,
Gaia

Monday, 20 March 2017

First day of


Spring....


Bit of paint and stitches on a tea bag. The photograph did not come out well, as it was quite gloomy on saturday, with some snowing too.


continue working on the sewing/quilting piece as well. (this photo was taken sunday)



While browsing for crafting items, I came across these lovely handkerchives, in their original boxes; one of which is mens'(plain one) I am collecting hankies for while a now, with few ideas in mind. They were $2.99 a box.



Join me for a cup !

Thank you for stopping by on this first day of spring ,

till next post,
xox
Gaia