Thursday, May 20, 2010

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How slack I feel for not sharing details of my project yesterday! I will make up for it today, I promise :)

This is the original pattern I was telling you about...

...done in very murky country colours, which really were all the rage a few years back. I even starting stockpiling Christmas fabrics in these tones to start the project, but like many things it sat neglected in my stash for years. While pondering what I could make with my yummy new Riley Blake Christmas fabrics, this project came to mind!

The pattern said to use food colouring to paint the background, but I found that it ran everywhere, and I am much too particular to allow such randomness on my project!!! I have another UFO in my stash (oops!) which uses a technique of colouring in with pencils (I bought a beautiful tin filled with every colour pencil of the rainbow for that project LOL), stitching over the top, then sealing the colour with textile medium (also in my stash for that project) . So that is the technique I am using for this.

Moments like this reinforce how much I love having a stash of crafty goodies on never know when they might come in handy!
I started stitching while Riley trained last shouldn't take too long to finish,with all the training he does lately :)
Speaking of trampoline, here is my latest LO...

This blurry photo was taken back in March, when Riley first competed at Level 6. It occurred to me how far he has come in such a short time with his chosen sport...we used to be amazed by the "big boys" who competed Level 6, it looked sooooooooo amazing and difficult and tricky and dangerous! And now he has qualified for Nationals at Level 6 (and is actually starting to compete at Level 7 next comp).

I've used October Afternoon Hometown papers, a Jenni Bowlin journal card, some ribbons, and my Slice machine to cut out the stars. Alphas are AC Thickers (just for a change) and Carolees Creations tiny alphas.
Getting very girl and I are off to the Craft Fair tomorrow...can't wait!!!
TTFN xxx


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

So glad you showed more of the project today - I can't believe the difference a more modern palette makes. It is going to be a lovely decoration this year! I would be interested to see how you do the coloured pencil technique.

Linda said...

Ahem....dont forget-i happen to like those"murky country colours", are you doing this as a wall hanging or a table runner? Cant wait to see the finished project with your new/old/different technique.

Janellybelly said...

Those new fabrics add a new dimension to the project - love it!
Have a glorious day at the Craft Fair with Lydia, can't wait to hear all about it :) xx