Thursday, September 18, 2014

Second Watercolour Lesson

The Bodlein Library, Oxford

My rough Sketch.
Sorry Can't flip it!  dang  This is the end result.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Learning to Waterclour

I have begged and pleaded an artist friend of mine to give me a little lesson in watercolours.  This one is my favorite, its wet on wet.

This one not my favorite but is wet on dry.  not bad for a first attempt.
This is my next project.  I know its quite a large undertaking but I can never do things halfway! hahaha!

I will atempt this a few times as I want to eventually give it to a friend for her upcoming birthday.  We have recently read a beautiful trilogy called A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness in which an Oxford professor finds a lost manuscript in the BodleianLibrary in Oxford. Hence  the drawing. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cross Stitch and Petite Point

This a free pattern I found here.  I have worked on ivory linen with silk Splendor floss and backed with black raw silk.

This is a little Cameo I did on some antique linen, its petite point so the stitches are about 14 to the inch.  This cameo is about an inch and a half long.  Using a cream cotton Madiera Mouline' thread, a single strand.  The free pattern can be found here  it is a wonderful blog.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Peacocks Filet Crochet - Progress, Halfway.

Here is my progress so far. I still can't get a close up as it's so big.  I have hit the half way point about 42 rows.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pecocks Progress- 2nd week, Filet Crochet

Have just finished 29 rows. its now about 5 inches deep.  I have just started to do the lacets or the netting in the middle.  This is a new technique for me so I was very happy to learn.

  Here is a close up of the lacets.

This picture will give you a general idea as to how far I actually am. About a quarter now.  As I mentioned in the beginning of this endeavor that its worked from the top down.

Peacocks Progress- Filet Crochet

This piece is so large I had to lay it out on my bed!  The length is like 36 inches.

Here is a closer view of just half of it.  Its really A BigAssedProject!  Reminds me of a cross stitich group I belonged to by that name. lol

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Peacocks - Filet Crochet

I am starting this large doily for my younger sister Stacia, made with thread my mother gathered for me before she passed away earlier this year.  I will eventually make one of each of my three sisters choosing

This is the free pattern from the Antique Pattern Library.  which must be started upside down at the bottom right corner where you see the little red X.  If you decide to make it please send me your pictures.