Monday, August 20, 2018

Crocheted bear

A few weeks ago I crocheted this little bear, I found the Dutch pattern here.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

ICAD 2018

This year I participated in ICAD (Index Card A Day) for the third time. There was a weekly theme with daily prompts. I shared my cards on my Facebook blog and Instagram. You can find the theme and prompts at Daisy Yellow.
61 index cards
I made collages,
one staple collages,
mandalas,
a mandala in Daisy Yellow style
and doodles.
a doodled pretzel
Of course there was some embroidery, like the fringe of this altered woman.
And an experiment with tie dye fabric and embroidery floss.
I made this card on the day our dear Cindy passed away, we miss her!
For the last week I took Ihanna’s challenge to start every index card with the same paper in the same spot.
7 index cards with the same striped paper in the upper left corner, waiting for decoration
It resulted in 7 very different collages.
Now I’m working on a box for my index cards. I stitched this label in cross stitch and backstitch on Aida.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Denim mandala

This year I’m participating in ICAD (Index Card A Day) again, it’s my third time. There’s a weekly theme with daily prompts. I share them on my Facebook blog and Instagram on a daily base. You can find the theme and prompts at Daisy Yellow.

Last week mandalas were part of the theme and one of the prompts was denim, a great excuse to embroider a mandala!
I used craft floss and many different stitches: backstitch, stem stitch, detached chain stitch, slipped detached chain stitch, fly stitch, chain stitch, French knots, straight stitch and a knotted buttonhole stitch for the edge. I started with the sequin in the centre and kept adding stitches until there was just enough space left for the sequin butterflies.
The background is acrylic paint and a border stamp.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Australia sampler

These are the first stitches in 3 months on the Australia sampler for my parents. This part is going to be another Mimi Spirit. I could only focus on it for half an hour yesterday, but I hope it will go better in the coming days.
Luckily journaling for ICAD2018 and 365somethings2018 kept me sane in the last 3 months. You can see my results at Facebook or Instagram.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Blog break – update

I made this spread on the last page in one of my altered books in memory of my father in law, who passed away last Thursday. There are some personal items hidden behind the card.
I hope to be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram, where I will share my work if time allows me to be creative.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Blog break

I’m still here, but there’s no time to blog. So I decided to announce a blog break. 

In the meantime you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram, where I will share my work if time allows me to be creative. I hope to be back in a couple of weeks.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Randje per week: my own additions

After finishing the last borders for Randje per week 2015 I had one more page to stitch. I finished it before I started on the Australia sampler, but I still had to share it here. These are the last borders on page 12. The tulip border came from a DMC border sampler, the others are my own design.
And this is the complete page, it’s the last one for my fabric book.
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