Anyone going somewhere special? Need a wrist corsage in a minute for something? I have just the thing! Look what I made (and please ignore the "phylo dough" looking old hands and arm. That's what happens when you age, unfortunately).
And, here is a side view:
I had so much fun making that! First I picked out my fabrics for the petals so I could do colonial knots in the same colors in the white spots of my checkered middle ball. I stuffed it with 100% cotton stuffing, but now I wish I had used a cut off styrofoam ball 'cause the pins wouldn't be as likely to fall out. (No fear of stabbing yourself that way either.) I will be making another one within a week or so, and I will take pics along the way so I can show you the process!
Then, I decided that my FLiPS partner needed something special, so I made Frank!
If you click on the picture, it'll take you to my Flickr page where I listed the link to the pattern. He was made as a bean bag by the original designer, if you can believe? Too cute to throw around, I think!!! I stuffed him with crushed walnut shells that I got at Petco in their bird department. It gives it nice weight while still being somewhat floppy. (Not only that, but it's good for your needles!)
Then last, but not least, I made this pretty little pink pleated pincushion. (Say that 4 times fast in a row. lol)
I actually had something else in mind when I made all those pleats and they should have been closer together, but I decided to make something out of my mistake anyway. Besides, who doesn't love pinks, and oranges together?
So, that's it for today! For some reason, I don't work as fast as I used to. (Probably because DH is home now and gets in my way or needs something all the time!!!) What is it with these guys? Something can be right in front of their faces, and they can't find it? I don't get it!!!
Have fun week, my friends and sew well! I'll be back soon to show you a few more things. Until then....................