Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Triangle Banner ~ Home

The triangles for my triangle banner are finished. Now I need to put all the parts together. I uploaded two different shots one with flash and one with out. It is hard to show the true colors in the photos. I will try again tomorrow morning when the light is better, but for now you still get to see the progress.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Triangle Banner #4

I have been dragging my feet, this should have been done already. I sat down and decided it needed to be finished tonight. Now just the letters are left. I wish I could have taken a nicer photo that would have shown the colors of the beads better oh well. Maybe tomorrow I can snap a better photo.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Dotee Doll

I made my first Dotee Doll last night. Dot from Australia is the creator of these lovely little dolls that are taking over the world. They are small, simple and fun to make. Paige even made one. Here is the Dotee Doll tutorial if you would like to make one. They are very whimsical little dolls that seem to make people smile.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Silk! Silk! Silk!

I have had a few questions about the silk pods and tubes I have used lately. Here is a photo of the tubes I have used on the banners. I stretched out one of the tubes and used it for a border on one of the triangles and cut some circles and shapes using the tubes with out stretching it and you can see the difference in how it looks. I cant wait to explore the potential of these things.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Triangle Banner #3

I am trying to make the triangles cohesive but not all the same. On the third one I used the ric-rac and silk tubes, I cut them into circles and did some beading. I am not near finished with this triangle but wanted to show you some progress.

Here it is after I did some more beading today. I think I will stop, I thought about adding beads scattered throughout like I did on the others but I like this one with less around the circles to make them stand out.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Triangle Banner #2

Here is the second triangle. The trim on this one is made from a hand died silk worm tube. I tacked it on and then added the beads.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Triangle Banner #1 pt.2

I liked the way the banner looked but did not like the way I had to put the trim on the edge. I wanted to stich it down but had issues. so I removed it and added the ric-rac to the top as well as the underside. I will add a backing to hide all the sitch work on the back and then I will just need to add the letter that goes on the front.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Triangle banner #1

This is my first triangle. I will do the letters all at the end. I stiched the feather on by and and added beads. The ric-rac is hand died and added to the back of the silk. Does it need more? I think it is better to stop while I am ahead.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The list

This list is just for Leisa and I. We are planning a great week and do not want to forget one thing.

1. Teach Jill to knit socks
2. Watch BBC America
3. Watch French Movies
4. Make a banner
5. Go to:
•Mt. Dora
•St. Augustine
•Winter Park
6. Cook
7. Eat
8. Laugh
9. Blog
10.Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
11.Add a week to her trip
12 Listen to Ray
Leisa added the following:
13. Make stitch markers
14. Bra shopping with Paige
15. Make knitting labels on silk

Pearl added:
16. Pet Dog

Jill added:
17. Watch Mike Rowe : )
Leisa added:
18. Speak only in British accents