Framed Embroidery Messages

Prepping for the Huntington Valley Arts and Crafts Fair all month! Here are a few pieces. I got these adorable table top frames at A.C.Moore and really enjoyed making these tiny inspirational pieces.

Embroidery Hoops

I have been working feverishly, hoping to get a large number of hoops done for the Huntington Valley Arts Craft Show in two weeks.

So far I’ve managed these lovelies.

Halloween Dress!

I love Halloween, and O’s great friend R loved it as well. So I found some adorable fabric at a fabric store, bought it on impulse, and then found a dress pattern. I used the Janey Jump Around pattern from Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop and it all came together while O and R were in school. I love it and R loves it. My first knit dress!

Michael the Mummy

I took O to Michaels Craft Store yesterday – I needed supplies and he was up for an adventure. While there, amazed at the Halloween decorations out already, O picked out a little wooden coffin. It laughs when you open the lid. He said a mummy lives in it. Named Michael.

Naturally, we made a tiny mummy for the coffin today.

We started with a “skeleton” made of a decorative ball (meant for centerpieces and wreaths) and pipe cleaners.

We gathered our supplies – an old pillowcase, glue, and scissors. We made cuts in the fabric and then ripped it into strips. And began glueing. The best technique turned out to be making a pile of glue and dragging each strip through the glue.

It took concentration.

We let Michael dry almost all day. He is still a little damp and we are unsure if we will add a face. But we are pleased and Michael has now told me that he likes mac n’ cheese with lots of salt.

All in all a fun – and surprise – project! And totally kid-driven.

A Special Tie

A dear friend is performing at the Banjo Hall of Fame. And I thought he needed a new tie for the event.

This is my first tie and my first time working with silk. The fabric was gifted to me years ago and I kept it for a special occasion.

I rarely see folks in need of ties these days, but should someone else need one, I can make one!