Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
- Note: I honestly don't know the secret of how to post pictures that enlarge with a click of the mouse. Some of mine do, and some don't. Anyone know the answer? I also have my pictures on flickr where you can enlarge.
- Creative Every Day contribution for 14th Jan.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
- "On the 15th of each month I will post details of of either a slightly unusual or lesser known stitch, or a style of embroidery. Please note I will be looking at embroidery styles as well as stitches. Sometimes it will be both. Sometimes it will be one or the other.
- Looking at how a stitch is constructed and adapting that makes for some interesting discoveries. The same holds true when we look at different embroidery styles. Looking at how and why a style might be worked in a particular manner and investigating that, makes many styles more versatile than people realise.
- Each month I will provide readers with enough information to enable them to explore, investigate and or adapt the stitch or style. Readers can use the challenge stitch or style on any project they choose."
- To find out all about the new 2009 challenge, check out SharonB's blog, Pintangle. You'll find a link on the right.
To prepare for this challenge I made a section of the sampler that I will use for the various stitches. This is my "Creative Every Day" piece for today.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
- David from Scoop 'n Weigh will be your instructor at the next EECD meeting on Sunday, January 18th, from 2pm to 4pm at St. Margaret's in the Pines. We will be making two small boxes from graham crackers, and heart shaped chocolates with caramel filling to go into the boxes.. What you need to bring:
- 2 decorating bags and couplers
- Tip #3 or #4
- 1 cup of red royal icing. This will be used to "glue" to boxes together and to decorate the boxes.
- Two 500 gram empty containers like margarine or yogurt to take your boxes home.
- Serrated edge knife and board to cut the graham crackers
- offset spatula
- damp cloth
There will be a $2.00 charge for materials - You could bring, if you wish, another colour of royal icing for decorating such as pink. Your choice.