I decided I wanted to use the silks my niece brought back from India, for the USA map.
I had to press, iron, them, so I pinned them to a half yard of fabric to keep them fairly flat....turns out this was a great way to pick from too. Husband asked about this 'random fabrics' on the living room design wall.
Then I started stitching. Needle-turn applique has turned out to be the best way to do this....until I get to those small eastern states...then I will probably go with just stitches.
These 5 states are stitched and I have even stitched some southern states.
I think I will use batt behind this to give me even more tactical texture to it.
Birthdays. Avery is now 3 and Devyn, our [grand] baby, is 1 year old!
I tried to get a shot of the 2 girls in their party dresses that are this frothy, frilly, lofty mix of pinks....
Devyn did not want Mama to put her down!! She finally slept on a family member through most of the party.
But it also meant Avery could have her presents, the attention, and the singing, all to herself. [Not that she is an attention lover.]
|the dress is sleeveless, so i thought|
D. would be better off in a sweater
put away in a hope chest.
but now the chest is moving on,
so the christmas must come out.
stockings, so stitched with care,
|the piece of paper is dated 2009, when i originally wanted to do all this organization, found it in the bottom of the chest|
in hopes that Barney and Clifford would soon be there.
I made ornaments for birthday party favors and these are a few of the different ones I made. All from cookie cutters. Clifford is not holding up as well as Barney and the girl and roller skate.
Different recipes and different paints.
Clifford was made for Ashley or Ben's bday. Barney was Steph's bday and the girl and skates were Ashley's bday that same year.