Sunday, September 22, 2013

ABC of getting it done

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I has a happy dance :)... and it's another WIP too! whoo hoo!

Lizzie Kate's   "ABC's of Aging Artfully ". I hadn't touched it in a long time... since I wanted to make changes - add buttons, beads, charms and of course some sparkly Kreinik thread! This took quite a while, as I wanted just the right items :)   and inspiration finally took hold of me.. and I finished it!


So here it is!



and some close-ups of the details...


charm butterfly
beaded flower
button rose
Beads on the gold square too, that match the thread


I couldn't find a chocolate charm.. 
so I guess a whole chocolate cake will do!
oh yeah


 square beads for jello - secured with Kreinik
The spoon is made of stitched/woven Kreinik
I think it turned out pretty good


more charms and buttons


accent on letter is Kreinik
with a small heart button
and more beads at end


Tried to make the books look more 3-D, 
so I used a padded stitch
- cross stitch and then long stitches on top


I changed the house design a bit, 
adding a window and bead on door
with different stitches for roof and fence
 and beads on the tree

Love the bird button :)

more charms and beads


Two sizes of beads on the flowers
and of course Kreinik for the bee wings!

So another WIP done.
whoo hoo!

I think I'll work on the rest of my WIPs
and maybe get them all done by the end of this year.

But which one's next?
I might have a few to pick from....

unless some Mill Hill's get in the way...

That's another story...





7 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

This is gorgeous! All your extra touches with beads and buttons and Kreinik are amazing!

Denise SA said...

I think it's wonderful , I have this piece stitched but yours is so much more fun

tazandjojo said...

Never been a real big Lizzie Kate fan, but looking at your piece makes me want to stitch this and makes me think about having a bit more fun with my other projects.

Thanks! julie

tazandjojo said...

Never been a real big Lizzie Kate fan, but looking at your piece makes me want to stitch this and makes me think about having a bit more fun with my other projects.

Thanks! julie

azteclady said...

Beautifully done!

Calypso said...

Absolutely amazing and so beautiful !

Bonnie Brown said...

Great job of making it your own