Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas to You
This is the "Christmas Card" that I created this year. My intent was to make a fibre art piece and then photograph it and have it printed onto cardstock and send them to friends and family. The first three things were accomplished but unfortunately, the cards are still sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to be addressed ... and where did I put those stamps that I bought??? Well, I meant well!!!
This is a little pillow that is made from a beautiful felt that has been in my stash for about fifteen years. I stitched the vintage doily, on which I had free-form embroidered a tree, to the free-form pillow shape (do you see a little free-form theme going on here) and then added stitched stars and beads to the border. The outer edge of the pillow has been blanket stitched with beads inserted in alternate stitches. The idea for this came from Laura Kemshall (of DMTV), who created some delightful motto pillows using similar techniques.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back in the New Year to show you more fibre art that is just waiting to be photographed.