Another week has come and gone...this is happening way too quickly lately! Truly, I just don't know where it goes lately...so much to do and so little time!
As you may have read last last week, I have been trying out a little embroidery... remembering those long forgotten skills from my teen years.
I was going to start embroidering some sweet birds... however I changed my mind and decided to practice using some felt flower bases instead. I purchased these from a knitting shop in Hobart while I was in Tasmania on a bead making course and they have been sitting tucked away in a brown paper bag waiting their turn to shine.. or at least to come together.
They are originally from Nepal... handmade by local women.
First one.. blanket stitch on the edge and some chain stitch. ( This photo was enhanced using Instagram...another fun thing to occupy my time!)
This one has a freeier look... I deliberately made the stitching different sizes...truly! I wanted to do French Knots... however they kept disappearing in to the felt, so these rather untidy looking knots are ones you put on a thread to hide at the back of sewing..except on the front!
and many more to go... !
To complete them, I will back them with material and attach a clasp so they can be used for a lapel brooch.
Today I am linking up to I Heart Macro... head on over to look at photos up close and macro. Mine are 'up close" this week as my little camera with it's macro setting has gone overseas with a daughter..I feel a little lost without it!
Well that's it for today folks...