Thursday, 27 May 2010

Half term round up

This is the beginning of a new project foe Leanne. She arrived today with a play for a Haribo cushion for her son ( his favourite sweets) and after doing some research into shapes and colours and possible designs - we just had to go and buy a bag.

We came up with this plan:
Some lovely felt colours, contrasting bears and squares and contrasting stitching for the detail. We are on half-term next week, but I hope Leanne will be able to crack on with this project. It should love lovely....

Now back to an ongoing project from the very creative Sue. This is the book for her son, based on his favourite nursery rhymes and stories. The Owl and the Pussy Cat, its waiting for the Pig, Turkey and the Land where the Bong Trees grow - cannot wait for that, great work!

I hear thunder.....
The Grand Old Duke of York......

This is an idea for the from cover. Unfortunately, Sue admitted, it was put together with no planning and we had to struggle and think of a few options for turning it into a proper cover for the book. It is one disadvantage of working at 2am when you are having trouble sleeping. "It looked ok then". I think we have come up with the best solution, hope so anyway...

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

New Stitchers-lovely stitching

Lets get this straight from the start, I can take NO credit for this work!! Lesley started the beading 8, yes 8 years ago and it is a spectacular UFO (Un Finnished Object)!!
However, she has now found some time with her new baby, to come along and join our crafting group in the Children's Centre, hurray!
I have advised that she doesn't cover the whole flower, which was the original plan, but just highlights areas. This will add more depth to the work and save hours of time.

I have also suggested that she mounts it in a circular embroidery frame and then it will make a beautiful gift for a lucky member of her family!

Olivia's first venture into sewing and she has made a delightful 'Eskimo' character, just lovely. NB, I am probably not allowed to say Eskimo anymore, but I cannot think of another way of describing this lovely 'wool clothed' little person!

Emma is new to the class and has not sewn before, but she is amazing me and herself with this group of animals: first was the fish, then the cat.

Then the cheese (which her husband does not think it looks like cheese, but I think it does here). The 'cheese' was closely followed by a mouse and a sausage dog - great work.

Leanne decided to make a mobile for her son and has worked really well the project. Her stitching has become more confident over the weeks.

She is now working on another small project to practice her stitching even more, before embarking on something larger, great work and growing with confidence each week.