Sunday, November 30, 2014

Felt Needle Book

This little book started it all.

I needed a place too keep my needles while working on 
a small shopping tote for my 2 year old niece.
I had a look on the internet and got a few ideas.

It had to be a quick and easy project, 
because there were other projects waiting.

The last embroidery work that I did was about twenty 
years ago. That was candlewicking. Before that it was in 
High School, in Mrs. van der Walt's Needle Work class.
It was a table cloth on which I spent hours!

During one Home Economics class I would not stop talking and
we were busy at the stoves learning how to make 
Koeksisters, so she threw a piece of dough at me.
I think the whole class remembered that day although 
I can not remember how the Koeksisters turned out!

Now the felt embroidery bug has bitten me and
there are more projects that I will share with you soon.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Altered Suitcase

Here is the sweet little suitcase.
It will be interesting to see how the suitcase will age, 
because there are a few different surfaces 
that I painted with the same paint.

The inside was done with paint, serviettes and gel medium.
After the market I will use the suitcase to display 
my handmade cards.

Have a lovely week!