Sunday, July 01, 2007
Scotties, Inchies, Gibbons, Girls
So, here's the Scottie dog top - I finished the bow ties and decided to put them together alternating direction so they formed rings. I was considering adding a black strip down each side, but now I'm not so sure. I need to lay it out on Sarah's bed when she isn't around and see if it's too narrrow or not. But still, nearly done - it won't be quilted until the autumn though - that's when I've booked a slot to longarm it (myself).
And today's playing was with tinies - these are the proverbial inchies - one inch square. Not quite as fiddy to play with as I thought - especially the edging, which I thought might be a bit tedious, but was ok. I have developed a method :) which involves starting with a 2.5 inch square - hence four of each design. I'll definitely be doing more of these, as they didn't take nearly as long as I thought they would.
And I started working with the girls on their cards for a kids & grandkids exchange on ArtsintheMail. Sarah's card is finished, and will be going to Dylan in New Zealand. She took a picture of her toy gibbon holding a sign that said Rock On, and set it askew on a blue background. She then added glitter to the words and cotton wool to the gibbon's fur and covered the whole thing in a blue net, and finished with a decorative stitch. I gave some suggestions and supervised, especially her first foray into using the rotary cutter (yikes) but she did the work herself.
Olivia's card is very different and very Olivia. She cut lots of bits out of some novelty fabric I have of shoes and bags and then made a person with it. In the end, we decided to use glue to hold it down. Next step will be some angelina, I think, and maybe some glitzy bits. We'll probably work on it some more next weekend, as I doubt we'll get much time in the week.