Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Christmas Stitching

When I was looking for ideas for people for my 12 Days of Christmas Wall Hanging, I came across the wonderful Larrisa's creations. Her Twelve Days of Christmas Ornament series were just perfect for what I wanted. You can see her blog here.

As an added bonus I have a link on her blog for creating and selling the faces. I may consider making the odd one or two for commissions if asked. 

As you all know I love creating Christmas ornaments for my family and friends for Christmas, so I've been busy the last couple of months creating quiet a few.  I've added a few alterations to suit the person they are gifted too, adding initials, dates, and special accessories.  (picture heavy).














What I do enjoy about creating them is that it's my first time working with wool blend felt. So much better than using acrylic felt.

I've also been creating little ginger bread houses to hold little Christmas gifts from my friends.






Friday, 5 April 2019

Revising an old favourite - 3D Butterfly

Hi all,
If you want to learn how to do 3D embroidery, here's a great place to start.

https://app.box.com/s/21kvc224beinzwg8rjdkxqltw4n6mi3t

Go to the link and download my FREE 3D Butterfly tutorial.

Plus the stitches to help you create this beauty.
Basic Stitch Download: https://app.box.com/s/huzsa0hqhzhjblbcew6j
Intermediate Stitch Download: https://app.box.com/s/7uzmrxcz7kqmq3zmzqiy
Advance Stitch Download: https://app.box.com/s/x9be19f80vhs48tchiej

Enjoy
Arlene

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

New project for the year - Advent GingerBread houses



Not that I really need another project to work on, but just felt I really wanted to do these. 25 Advent gingerbread houses. Big enough to add a small gift. The measure 3 1/2 wide, 5 high, 1 inch deep.



Each house will be different, but I thought I'd get all the roofs finished.





The Merry Christmas will be between the bigger houses. They will incorporate some goldwork and beading on them.


 One house is finished, but think the design for each will vary. The Merry Christmas are half made.


There just stuck together at the moment, still need to stitch.



Friday, 28 December 2018

Beetle tutorials - now available for sale

Hi All, yes long time no see.

My goldwork and beadwork beetles are now available in my Etsy shop as a tutorial download.





I have also released my Goldwork Crazy Quilted Tree skirt as a tutorial, which you get the gold work beetle tutorial FREE.







Also you will find the release of some other new projects.
Catch up again soon.
Arlene

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Crazy Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Release

It's been too long since I've posted.  So much has happened, so I'll make a couple of posts to tell you all about it.  My Christmas Tree skirt that I made back in 2012 has been published in Pam Kellogg's CQ Magazine.  Click here for the link.
To coincide with the release I have finally created a tutorial so you can make my Tree skirt also.
Here is the link to my Etsy shop where you can purchase the tutorial.  The tutorial comes complete with instructions to create this masterpiece as well as the Gold beetle tutorial, Silk Ribbon embroidery Basic stitch Booklet, and Embroidery Stitch Booklet. Great value for only $19.95 (AU).

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Catch up time again

Hi All,

Well we are now in Sydney, Michael is working again as I mentioned before but this job is paying more and so here we are. Long story short, our son is getting married in America at the end of the year, and so to help fund the trip and the wedding Michael is now working again. We are here now until June 2019, and so I'm gonna make the most of being in the Big Smoke.
I've already joined a wonderful group of very talented ladies at the Padstow Embroiderers Guild and have for the first time learnt Hardanger. I will also get back into my bobbin lace as there are several groups within reasonable reach here. Here is my first attempt so far at Hardanger.
I'm also in the process of making the ring pillow for our son's wedding. Here is the design and my work so far.
 Top left will be hand dyed silk ribbon roses and bows, and the bottom will be beading to match the bridesmaid dresses. The text will be stitched in a braided chain stitch.
Its worked on Ivory Silk.

I'm also working on another on of Kathy Shaw's classes, this time it's the Quilting course. I've always wanted to do it properly.

So that's about it in a nutshell, catch you again soon.
Arlene



Monday, 20 February 2017

Back working on the Silk Ribbon Embroidery App

Back working on the Silk ribbon Embroidery app. Just finishing off the stitches. What stitches would like to see in the app?
Here is a list of some of them.
Back stitch, 
 Buttonhole stitch,
 Chain stitch,
 Colonial Knot,
  Detached chain,
 Feather Stitch,
 Fly stitch,
 French knot,
 Grab stitch,
 Loop stitch,
 ribbon stitch, etc.
So for those who do Silk Ribbon Embroidery, what stitches would you like added.

Arlene