Thursday, October 13, 2011

WIP's to Share

This week I've been working on several new projects.
I'm making some Fragment Fabric Collages,
each with a different theme.
This one is a cowgirl theme and says,
Cowgirls Promise--All Grit and No Quit

As you can see, I have each piece pinned on right now.
I will do some stitching and add some embellishments,
like the vintage buttons and lace you see here.
Then I will add batting and a back to it,
along with a way to hang it.
 Fragments are a fun and easy way
to use up scraps of fabric and lace.


I am also making
felted wool wrist pincushions.
While visiting my cousin Paula recently,
I saw that she was using one,
and how handy it was.
She had lots of felted wool and fabric scraps,
so I started making them during my visit with her.
I love using mine,
when I'm doing hand work.

My plan is to make plenty of handmade items
for the Christmas season,
that is quickly approaching.

Do you have any great ideas you would like to share?
If so, I would love to know how to make something new.

Savor the Day!


kimmie said...

I love the old vintage cowgirl images .... And I love how you've added a photo to your quilt .... It really tells a story

I'm making soap, blackberry jam, lavender sachets and pincushions in mini tart tins for Christmas gifts ... Something for everyone. I love your wrist pin cushions - your felted design is classic

Gail V said...

I'm feeling the urge to stitch, too. Love the fabric collage and the cunning little wrist pincushions.

Gail V said...

I'm feeling the urge to stitch, too. Love your fabric collage and cunning little wrist pincushions.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love playing with fabric scraps and the cowgirl is just right! The pin cushions are super...what a gift! Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

T's Daily Treasures said...

You and Kimmie sound like you are keeping busy making some wonderful items. Love those wrist pincushions. So great that you are able to create great stuff from scraps. Hope your day is bright and beautiful. Tammy