Thursday, June 20, 2013

A safe Place To Live

     I decided that after all it had been through, I needed to give it a safe home. I thought my bedroom would be just the spot for it. 
     Now that I knew where it was going to hang and what  it was going to be used as (a frame), all that was left was to figure out what to make for the opening.
     I searched the internet for inspiration, day after day, hoping for the little spark to light up my imagination. 
     I was talking to my sister one day, as we both perused pictures and I happened upon the Sarah Kay drawings. I fell in love with her style and the children were oh so adorable.
      I began saving all the sweet images in a folder on my computer. I hardly took the time to look at them; I was just so taken by her drawing.
      The image above is a Sarah Kay drawing, which has become a tiny piece of the same project I mentioned in my last post. I will continue to update the story as well as bits of the embroidery I have added as well. Til next time...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Little Piece Of My World

     This is a tiny little piece of a very large one that I have been working on for the past year. I'm hoping this blog might be the push I need to finally bring it to completion.
     The way this project began goes back at least four years. I had an antique mirror that initally belonged over a dresser. I found it alone, discarded by it's owner and decided it needed to come home with me. I set it on top of a small bookcase by the front door. Yes, I left it there, leaning against the wall, just inviting disaster. Well, the mirror sat there like that for several years until one day, I decided to move a curio cabinet upstairs....needless to say, the mirror became a casualty.
     I loved the frame and held onto it, not being able to do anything with it, until one day I thought about using it as a frame...not for a mirror, but for something craftsy.
     My search began in earnest. I had no idea what could fit into that particular size and shape. I looked all over the web, but nothing called out to me. finally one night, feeling defeated and frustrated, I decided I would make something for it.