The Index-Card-A-Day 2013 Challenge
continues with 15-21.
This week I ended up with the theme
of 'handicrafts.' My Webster's dictionary
defines it as "an occupation requiring skill
with the hands." A broad definition.
Above, a sketch of a cookie form
made from cast iron. Somehow my
bird ended up looking angry...
Above, a motif inspired by chintz fabric.
I love big old-fashioned cabbage rose images.
I decided to draw some of the many pin cushions
that I've made in the last year. Above, the heart-shaped
pin cushion that I made in February, using traditional
cross-stitch sampler motifs.
This cross-stitch pincushion is a design by
Homespun Elegance, c. 2010.
They call it a 'Pin Poke.'
I really liked the gathered circular shape.
When I got the pattern home, I discovered
that the gathered fabric base was a pre-made
item, and there were no directions included for it.
So...a little trial and error, and I made my own.
As I've mentioned before, I have
a hard time throwing away any small
scraps of even weave fabric, so here is
a drawing with watercolor of a book mark
that I made using sampler motifs
on 11 count Aida. I whip-stitched the
edge to prevent more raveling. It's
considered poor form to cut things
this close, but the rebel artist in me
doesn't really care about that.
Hope your day is filled with
flowers and bird song.
Stop by Daisy Yellow to see more