Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More about Once

I introduced you to Once several posts ago.
I thought you might enjoy more photos of her pretty embroidered
jacket and apron.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Dining Room set for Christmas

You saw my dining room in an earlier post before I decorated for Christmas. Now I added 2 red tablecloths to the end windows to warm the room up during our gray winter.

Then I added paper chains for more color!

The 12 Days of Christmas, Part 3

Here are the final six ornaments from my 12 Days of Christmas collection.
7 Swans A-Swimming

8 Maids A-Milking, Ornament

8 Maids A-Milking, original embroidery

9 Ladies Dancing


 10 Lords A-Leaping
11 Pipers Piping

12 Drummers Drumming, ornament

12 Drummers Drumming, original embroidery

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Welcome to my very new world "Once Upon A Time".
Once lives high above the village in the clock tower. With her lives Time, a mythical beast. And yes, Time does fly.

Once wears boots of needlelace stitched in place.

Time has a wonderfully shaggy mane and giant feather wings.
Stay tuned for more about their world and their stories.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas, Part 2

Here are close up photos of the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments accompanied by a photo of the original applique/embroidery that the ornament was created from.

2 Turtle Doves

3 French Hens Ornament

3 French Hens Embroidery

4 Calling Birds Embroidery

5 Golden Rings Ornament

5 Golden Rings Embroidery

6 Geese A-Laying Ornament

6 Geese A-Laying Embroidery

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First Commercial Christmas Collection!

My first ever Christmas Collection produced by Raz Imports is now in the stores!
Over the next few weeks before Christmas I will share the designs based on "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

And there are angels, birds, garlands and a jolly Santa.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

3D Embroidery

Here are 3 layers of embroidery combined. I still plan to add figures.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

An Embroidered Frame

This is a new embroidered frame. The plan is to be able to layer multiple embroideries into a 3D embroidered quilt.
This is the top layer.

Details around the edges.

This is a sampler that is still in the works. By placing the frame over the sampler you can get an idea of the look I'm after. 

Each piece takes on a whole new look! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Dining Room as a Stage Set

 I'm starting to think about Christmas Decorations. I love Thanksgiving and never want to short change such a wonderful day, but I'm not hosting that feast this year. But I will be hosting several Christmas Parties and they start off in early December. So I'm thinking about Christmas Decorations.
 First I wanted to catch the Dining Room on this pretty fall day in it's usual dress.
 Lots of milk glass.
 White dishes go with everything!
Succulents in the milk glass.

One of my embroidered quilts as a table cloth.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Finishing Embroideries

Over the weekend I finished off the edges of 4 embroideries. Lots of people frame their stitching. I've always preferred to keep the tactile assets of my textile by adding a backing and a binding . 

 I usually use small straight pins to pin up my work wherever I like. This works with drywall/plaster board wall surfaces but not a real plaster wall. 

Choosing the binding fabric is one of the fun ways of playing with your fabric stash. 

Blue and white stripes were perfect for this piece.

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