Tuesday, September 7, 2010

stitchery...

With all the stitching I have been doing, my thread stash is getting seriously reduced.
So many near empty cardboard thread holders. How sad it all looks. But there's still not enough needed to justify a proper shop for more.

I was ordering some necessary brooch backing pins on etsy supplies last night. One thing led to another and I *somehow* found myself in the waxed linen and hemp fibre thread section...
I held back but let me tell you, boy, my heart was racing!


To calm myself down I played about doing ink sketching/painting of ideas for new dash robin tree brooches.
This rough brown ink sketch on a piece of cardboard picture was loosely translated(?is that the right word) into this...you like?

I have been shockingly neglectful of visiting others blogs lately and tried to get about to my faves and lo and behold I stumbled upon this handmade xmas challenge today at Knicky knacks.
So I have made a
pledge this year...

(with exceptions, I have to get books for my kids!)
xKate



5 comments:

Crochet with Raymond said...

Do I see french knots Kate!
Justify? What does that mean? It's not a word in my vocabulary when it comes to buying craft supplies....
Love that new tree... are you getting sick of the same comments from me!!!??? Love the tree Kate love the tree, love that tree too!!!
Have a lovely rest of the week :)

Chantal said...

That tree is great. I really like seeing the process from picture to 3D broach. It's nice to see where these ideas start out!

Chicken Willow said...

I've been meaning to comment on this for a while Kate. I just adore those little trees you're making, they are so sweet. I love trees! Maybe you should have a tree give away...you know, cause I've got a good track record of winning yours and everything :)
xx

kp said...

cute little painting - love it. and the finished product too. just talked myself out of the decision i made yesterday to actually finally give one of your trees to its intended target! terrible!!

kp said...

ummmm...is this one sold?