Friday, February 24, 2012

Black silk buttons!  Commissioned for a friend, I hope she enjoys them.
Have a great day!
Analisa xx

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Silk Pouch

Hello Friends!
As you can tell from the last post I have been playing around with silk.  Absolutely love stitching on it.  Its crisp and uneven and full of natural flaws.  I think it just adds to the charm of it.  I was showing my Button around at my weekly Stitch and Bitch and there was some interest in them enough for one of the women to commission me into making some black silk buttons! I cant wait to get statrted!
I made a 9 x 6.5 inch lined, embroidered pouch.  I thought it would make a lovely frivolous gift maybe for a new bride or someone who wants a little "luxurious" in their life.

and for a little food!  My Mother in law and I made these lovelies.

These are called Fatyr in Arabic. The upper right is chicken with onion, garlic, and Sumac (a red lemony spice).  The Bottom is cheese with a non salty white firm cheese that is easy to crumble, parsley, butter, egg to bind.  Top left is spinach with onion, garlic, cilantro, and a lemony dark pomagranite paste called Dibis Ruman.  These fillings are then rolled in egg roll wrappers. baked in a hot oven 400 degrees, brushed with corn oil. Until light brown. MMMM! We ate them with soup and salad.

Have a lovely day!
Analisa xx