Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This and that and the other

This, is a wonderful mini reef embroidered paperweight from Paula at The Beauty of Life.  She sent it to me as a Pay it Forward gift.  I will decide soon how best to pay it forward.  In the meantime, if you want to make an undersea garden of your own, check out Paula Embroidered Paperweights post.

That, is another needlefelted creation.  I forgot to include this in the last post.  DD the elder made it for their riding instructor.  It is made to look like the filly we saw born last spring.

Finally, the other is another altered tin, this time for the president's challenge for my EGA chapter. I'm not done with this, but it will be the top.  I've based the tin on a quote from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.  "I know a bank where the wild thyme grows...
The top has thyme and oxlips.
Inside, are violet and woodbine (aka honeysuckle).  I will finish this as a cushion.

And the cushion will support a rose/eglantine pin in a posy holder.  I tried a new technique with the rose.  There are 10 petals and I didn't want 10 or 20 wires, so I worked around all 5 petals in each whorl at one time, leaving me with only 4 wires.  This had the added advantage of making it easy to embroider and bead the center of the rose.
DD the younger is still writing up her science fair project, but I think I can safely say it is not a good idea to dye anything with koolaid unless you won't be washing it.  I'll post more later.


Doris said...

the mini reef is so gorgeous!!.

the horse is amazing creation!.

tangled stitch said...

Lovely creations. Very nice to look at such beautiful pieces.

Anonymous said...

I go often on your blog, and I love your creations. I am french, and i don't understand what you say about the rose in a tiny box........please can you say how you have made simpler tha usually.

Anonymous said...

PS I would want to do a stumpwork flower and put it in a holder brooch (for a friend's gift) do you know a site Internet where I can buy one?
I have look in google on posy holder and I hae not found.
Double thanks

Margaret said...

Thank you for the compliment.

I googled 'silver posy holder pin' and there were some sites with a similar pin to the one I used. It was given to me years ago so I don't know where it came from.

I forgot to take pictures of the flower as I worked it because I wasn't sure it would turn out. I want to make another in different colours for my boquet, so I'll take photos and post them.