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Bright Ideas

January 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Bright ideas can come at any time of the day or night. I try and have a sketchbook and pens within arms reach. I already have about three blossoming ideas for future projects. I’m making notes of colour schemes, the design and its execution, as well as a running list of needed supplies.

My future projects list include:

  • Little Red
  • Snow Queen
  • Twelve Dancing Princesses

Little Red and Snow Queen will have a circular orientation. I’ll be using large embroidery hoops. As for the Twelve Dancing Princesses, it will be a long rectangular frame. I forsee the latter being a year long project both in detail and in scope.

I keep art ideas in my sketchbook but I keep a digital post-it note for a running list of photos I want to take and include with each blog post. I’ve made this conscious decision before I started the blog. I always admired blogs that have beautiful pictures. Having a photo I’ve taken myself per post also helps me become a better photographer by practicing my photography on a daily basis.

N.B. For those who are curious about when the next WIP picture will appear, I won’t post it until I’m done the grass and the bushes in the foreground. This will probably be in a few days or a week at most.

— Rosey

Getting Started

January 18th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

The above pic is one of the “trees” in the background. I quite like the look of the stitches. It reminds me a bit of birch. There will be at least four trees so that should take me a week or so to finish before I begin the hill and bushes in the foreground.

My supplies came in! I started my project last night and I’m beyond pleased and squee-ing with joy. I really love getting back into handsewing. This  is just a tiny wip snapshot. I got about an hour and a half last night to start working and get organized. I can’t wait until craft time tonight.

Last night I stretched the cotton over the frames, organized all my floss, and cut out the first few felt pieces. I’m also keeping a running tally of the cost of the project as well. At the end, I’ll post the numbers.

I promised my sweet baby that this is going in her room. I will not sell it. I unfortunately sold a piece before I had her and I’m not making the same mistake again.

— Rosey

Learning from Mistakes

January 17th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

So I was getting ready to start prepping for a craft project this weekend! I already had all the materials ready and it was going to be a useful craft project. I wanted to customize my own craft bag using a reusable plastic shopping bag, ribbon, snaps, and beads. A quarter way into it, I realized I was making a mistake. I even contacted a friend for advice and she did confirm it. This craft bag’s purpose was to hold all my embroidery gear and current projects.

Embroidery gear is pointy and has edges that will poke and destroy the plastic.

Yep. I laughed my ass off at that simple revelation. I have now found a useful bag that was already in the closet and reclaimed it as my embroidery projects bag. It’s really durable and handy to have since Natalie won’t be able to get into anything with the zipper closures. I can keep all my sewing gear in one place at arm’s reach.

— Rosey

    Maintaining Balance

    January 16th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

    Strawberry Samba in the Snow

    The wine represents something I rarely indulge in. I’m not a drinker – I prefer to eat actually. After a friend spoke so highly of this particular wine, I decided to try it. It’s quite delish. It really does taste like a fruity combo of strawberries and watermelon.

    Before I became a mother, I lived for myself and everything was centered on me and my needs. I never truly realized this until my baby came and I now had to devote a  significant chunk of myself to her.  For months, the entire focus of my life was her. I put all of my own needs on hold- the need to create, write, and sew. I thought neglecting my own needs was normal and demanded of me as a new mother. Apparently, it’s not. Now that she is nine months old, I am able to slowly use some very little and precious free time to pursue what makes me happy.

    I’m doing what I love again and this makes me happy: writing daily and getting back into doing art and crafts. I’ve never been happier with this new balance in place in my life. I get to raise my daughter and also pursue my own avenues of happiness.

    — Rosey

    Alice in Conceptland

    January 15th, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

    This is the rough sketch of the project.  Canada Post still has my package hostage so I can’t start this weekend.  The background will be a soft pink cotton.  The bushes will be light green felt and the ground a pink plaid. Alice, White Rabbit, and Cheshire Cat will be a combination of felt and fabrics. The flowers will all be felt and the stalks in the background white felt.

    Everything will be covered in a variety of stitches and embroidery except for the felt flowers. The felt flowers will have beaded detailing. Here’s hoping the package arrives on Monday! In the meantime, I am still hunting for a tabletop ironing board.

    — Rosey

    An unnamed mint

    January 14th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

    An unnamed mint

    This is a pretty plant growing in our yard. I always thought it belonged in a fairy tale.

    My current project involves felt, cotton, and embroidery. I am still stalled. I’m waiting the final supplies: stretcher bars and a tabletop ironing board.  I hope to get started this weekend if there is a package waiting for me at the post office. It is an embroidered painting for my daughter’s room. The subject is Alice in the Garden. I’m making a mini Alice, White Rabbit. The colour scheme will be pastel with mostly white and pink.

    — Rosey

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