I joined a swap for these little altered pillows. The idea came from Teesha Moore. Here is a link to her blog, where you can see the videos on these beauties. She made these bits into great fabric books and journals. I am very excited to get my altered pillows so I can make them into a book.
I made 4 to trade and one to keep. I am keeping the one with the window.
The pink and green tatted motifs were made with HHLizbeth thread size 20. I am counting these as #23 for 25 Motif Challenge. The one on the bottom was done awhile back but added to the group for the picture.
This cute little piece was made on Sunday. A swap I want to join is making little altered pillows. I didn’t have the polyfil to make the pillows and couldn’t wait so I made this small piece.
I used 2 contrasting fabrics. Then I stamped the fabric with Staz-on Ink. A ribbon, a tatted piece, and a black felt heart was added. Then randomly stitched with the black thread. Cotton quilt batting is between the pieces.
The back is messy as it should be, but it was a little messier than I like. So I added a larger black heart outline that was made by couching black yarn. Black yarn was also stitched along the raw edges to frame the piece.
I found this hanky at a flea market. It was marked for one dollar. It is a great piece. Needs to be cleaned. There is one tiny rust spot. Also a nice dirty spot from where a sticker was placed as a price tag.
Ok puncetto lace is harder than it looks. It is a traditional valsesian lace. Needle and thread are the only tools required. The use of very few materials to create something beautiful is appealing. This video makes it look easy.
My first attempts are sad and messy at best. I seem to have a problem at the ends, not being able to know when it ends. As you can see in my pictures my sides are not straight. I will keep practicing,since practice makes perfect.