Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday's music

A brand new week has arrived!

Enjoy yours!!!!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Next episode of the story this week

Last sunday I showed you my start of my Doodle-pages and wrote the sentence:"The rockcarving of the ship became a cradle, the men became women and kids since there are ties that bind even when there are seas to cross." This is the next chapter of the story.

I took two elements of the initial doodle page, the rockcarving ship and the waves. All the ties are made with my snoregaffel. The two below have different knots, with the third tie I made a nålebinding start. For some unexplainable reason I really like making these ties, they feel like endless possibilities.

The little circles are filled with needleweaving, used two shades of blue. I really love this little dots, they are truly charming to me and they gave an excellent base for fastening my tie.

Maybe you are wondering why I use a map as background. It is a seamap of the Swedish waters and since most of the pictures for this project are taken in Sweden I thought it was a nice reference.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Notes of a week gone by

Last weekend while gathering the groceries together in the supermarket my eyes was attracted to the little crafter tool to cut out circles. In this earlier post I already told you about my struggles with cutting out a circle but this tool works wonders and I'm totally over the moon with it!

Some of you might remember this picture of my fleamarket finds. This week I used the larger piece for a pinpricking excercise.

Like the result but haven't decided yet how to move forward with this but i very much like the shape of this one.

Another page in the making for the Doodle-class of Karen which isn't finished. A circle was cut out and embroidered with a buttonhole stitch. The overlay is a pocket made with silkpaper stitched on with a running stitch. The thought behind this idea is that sometimes one needs to look beneath the surface to see what is going on. This pocket "demands" that effort.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Note to myself

Remember this!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday's music

Today I don't have a lovely piece of music today.
Don't worry your creative juices will be flowing by the end of this!

have a great start of your week


Sunday, November 16, 2014

The story of this week

Last saturday Karen's class Doodle, gather, create and although excited I didn't really know what I was getting myself into.

The collage is from my start. What I learned was that cutting circles with a knife is much easier said than done. If you look closely my circles weren't really very circular and so I had to find a way to hide that fact. And so I made these samples.

This one is the final sample and while laying here on a seamap it gave a feeling of a porthole to the others of the course.

It reminded me of a leguaan which protect a boat and so for my doodle I started thinking ... Luckily I have a collection of pictures of helleristninger and decided that these pictures were gonna be my main idea for the doodle.

Enough inspiration for a doodle and giving my twist to it. When one thinks about vikings, one thinks of men. So I turned to the other part of society, women.

The rockcarving of the ship became a cradle, the men became women and kids since there are ties that bind even when there are seas to cross.

Here are the two overlay pages on the first one. This last page is silkpaper on which I stitched crude wool with bullionknots which are oh, so tiny.

This is how far I got in one week. Don't worry I still have tons of work to do and things to learn.

See you next time.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday's music

This is especially for Mrs. Crocodile!

Have a splendid week!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New possibilities

Heard about this book over a week ago. Unfortunately I couldn't borrow it from the woman who had it because she already promised it to someone else. No worries because I have the library at hand. The book was ordered there and now I have been drooling over all kind of old patterns.

One of them is this one and this one has definitely potential. Thinking about bumper ties, bullion knots, french knots and crochet.

Got myself some white fabric yarn. Gave it a bit of a try and it works very well. Oh if I only had the time to sit down and make this right now. Unfortunately other things are on my today list but since I didn't want to lose the idea, I wrote this note to myself.

Have a splendid day with whatever is on your to-do-list.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday's music

Have a fabulous start of your week!