Monday, March 28, 2011

March Bead Journal Project

Here is my contribution for March.  Again I embroidered leaves and stems.  Added felt hearts and colored beads for the flowers and then an overall beading in green.
Any ideas on how I can finish these 4x4 squares?
Thanks for looking, Analisa

sorry about the horrible images my camera is crap! lol

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Arabic Designs

I have become very fascinated lately with Arabic design specifically those with one continuous line for the designI found the design I wanted to try and here are the results.
  I thought it might intrest someone on the process of how I did this.
 This is my design taped to a window to transfer onto my fabricI chose a poly/cottton blend off white shirtingDon't know why I had shirting but I do
I backed my design with a very thin quilt batting because I had planned to do some shadow quilting to match the design.

Here are the beautiful beads I got as a gift from my sister who sent me a lovely package in the mail with all things beady and good! They remind me of mosaic colors! I took them off the sting as is.

once my design was finished being beaded I then hand quilted on either side of the beaded design,, with the same pattern as the design itself.....I have said design WAAAY too many times in this post! lol
A light pressing and viola!
For those of you who had the misfortune of reading this blog yesterday I apologize I was having trouble uploading pictures.  Have a lovely day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Some Lovely Blogs.

Those of you that follow my blog know that occasionally I will post some blogs that I love and feel stand out.  Here are a few of those.
Atrful Dreamer is a lovely blog filled with wonderful creations.  Anne Marie from Toronto has a lovely style and creativity.

Another blog I adore is Kelly Fletcher's blog called Materialistic.  She has fabulous one of a kind hand embroidery designs, which many she offers free.  She has been published in Inspirations magazine recently with her florals. Take a peek!

Last but certainly not least is NEDbeads.  She has recently made a gorgeous earthy looking cuff.  Take a look.

let me know what you think of these gorgeous blogs!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

February BJP

Happy March to all of you. Where did February go? Here is my contrabution for February, I am still having trouble with the camera and not taking great pictures. I might have to take them to someone to take some better pictures. I was wondering what your thoughts are for finishing these 5 X 5 squares? There are so many talented and creative people on the BJP this year I look forward to your suggestions.

This is a great video tutorial for the cellini Spiral stitch technic. Thanks to Lisa of Indigos Beads. Enjoy!