Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dahlias and Roses and Wachoo! Oh my.

I've been working on lots of flowers this week. These won't be making it to my shop, they're all commissioned/gifted pieces.

I only meant to make one Dahlia but wound up with two thanks to a small measurement mishap. It thankfully didn't ruin the first one but it did make it too big for my project so I had to put it aside temporarily. Here's the proper sized, first completed (second started) Dahlia in action:

Can you believe 40 petals on that flower? All hand cut and rolled by your truly.

The box is a repurposed (4) mug box so it's nice and sturdy. I left the bottom alone with it's polkadotted paper but painted and then recovered the lid in Beige Linen. To break up the Beige-ness on the lid, and have something to attach the Dahlia Pin to, I added an Ivory Satin Ribbon down the center. It's not shown in this photo but I'll be lining the box with purple tissue paper. I've also folded wax paper divider boxes because this box is soon to be full of tea and homemade cookies! Nom.

I don't have a pic of the other Dahlia finished yet but there is one of it 2/3 complete with Tiger Buddy plus another pic of the Roses I'm working on on my Facebook page.

xx ~Static

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June Reversible Headbands

What a distracting month it's been! Anywho, a couple of previous styles have been relisted but here are the new styles of reversible headbands for this month. Loving the turquoise fabric! If you didn't notice ;)


Top L: Tumbling Cats - Purple & Turquoise, R: Spiderwebs Over Water
Bottom L: Mirage Oasis, R: Chinese Flowers

As always custom requests on the headbands are welcome if you see two fabric I have that you would like together.

All right back to work for me, I've still got a lot of hand stitching of Hobbes-like stripes to finish(?) today. There's a progress photo of this on my FB page here.

xx ~Static

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Why am I up so early?

The answer is the cats are out to get me. No, really, they are! *Looks around nervously* Whew, they're sleeping. For now.

Since I'm awake I thought I'd show you a couple things from my perspective. First thing in the morning...

That cup is full of delicious manna (coffee). Notice how nothing can be focused on until that nectar of the gods has been consumed? Powerful stuff. The tilt of the photo is due to my face being strongly attracted to the table top. The attractions wears off after awhile so no cause for alarm.

After a few sips of manna I was able to take a few more snaps. Here's the amazingly bright turquoise fabric I mentioned on FB along with some combos I'm probably going to go with for headbands (top matching to bottom).

You like?


And, last but not least, a pulled back view of what my kitchen table looks like when no one can hear me scream...

See that? Poor Hobbes won't even look.

Well, I'm off for more manna and then hopefully I'll work on my Tiger Buddy there for a bit -- I can only work on him a little at time for fear of hand cramps-- and then stitch up those headbands as a breather from His Stripeyness.

xx ~Static

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