Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cold, Ice and Storms

It's cold and icy today and yet they're talking about thunderstorms tonight....go figure!  Wish I could soak in somebody's hot tub!!  Although the weather is crappy, I've been busy over the last few weeks.

This is a bad pic of the back pack I made my youngest gdaughter for Christmas.  She LUVS piggies. 

Here are pictures of the finished diaper cake for my daughter's baby shower.  It was a real experience putting this together but I am pleased with the results.  It was a real culture shock to be buying baby items again.  My youngest gchild is 4 1/2 and it's amazing how things have changed in only four years.

As we do not know the sex of the baby it had to be gender

It currently has the Hey Diddle Diddle and Jack and Jill nursery rhymes embroidered on the fabric.

Each little embroidery is on a 10" x 10" piece of fabric and once the shower is over with, I'll take the embroidered panels apart and make them into a quilt.  As there are only six little panels on the cake, I'll add Jack Be Nimble and Mary Had a Little Lamb to make the quilt larger.

I received the Hardwicke Manor hoop I ordered on Thursday.  It is very nice.  Very substantial, 8.5 x 5/8" and the wood is satiny smooth.  I need to dress it, which means wrap the inner hoop with twill tape.  They tell me this will eliminate getting hoop burns on the working fabric.  We'll see how that goes.  As you can see by the cd case I put inside it, it is a thick hoop.

I've purchased wooden hoops in the past and they were flimsy and splintery.  Also, they would bend out of shape and the hardware would fall apart.  I don't think this brass hardware is going anywhere and nobody is going to bend this hoop out of shape.  I hope it's as good to work with as it has the potential to be.

I'm also working on a three dimensional stuffed velveteen rabbit for the baby shower.  So far, so good but I don't have pics of it in its disassembled state. If it turns out ok I'll post pics then.  Wish me luck, it's the first time I've tried to make a stuffed animal.

This is the Stargazer Bouquet I purchased from Solaria Gallery.  Absolutely  fell in love with it and can't wait to get it done.  It's about half done. It's worked on 18 ct fabric so the design area is only 8.5 x 11 but it will be really pretty when finished and it is moving along at a good pace.

Of course I have other things in progress and will post more about them as they reach a recognizable

Keep warm, keep busy and pray for spring!!!

1 comment:

  1. What an adorable backpack and diaper cake. (Congrats on soon becoming a grandma!) Your SL WIP looks really pretty so far. I hope you enjoy your new hoops.