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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Embellishments and fun!





 This beautiful peacock was being embellished by one of my sewing girls for a Christmas present. She has sandwiched it and quilted it with gold thread....I was surprised at how well the thread behaved, but with a topstitch needle thread painting was no problem.





 These elf shoes were made with great enthusiasm due to the fact that the girls would be putting bells on the toes....One of my girls (9 years old) hosted a whole dinner party for her family, complete with an elf hat and apron to go with her elf shoes.  She made the menu, sent invitations and gave gifts to complete the whole elf theme. I would've loved to have been there.
Don't you wish you had a pair?  I was actually the winner of a book called Sew Fun: 20 projects for the whole family by Debora Fisher. Venessa Vargas at The Crafty Gemini hosted the giveaway.  We have  alot of fun making projects from this book.




Here I have just been playing around with some spirograph quilting with a ruler along side my presser foot. 
I marked it first and then just went from dot # 1 on one leg of the triangle to dot # 1 on the opposite leg, and just kept going around......The only reason I quit is because I ran out of bobbin thread. It would be pretty neat when finished, and/or in any other shape.
 Now the last thing I have to show you is
a panel that I have been embellishing 
with french knots and things to make the
flowers on the rocks come alive. Let me tell you 
now, I am not an artist but as I made these changes
I couldn't believe how life-like they became.
I have the rest of this panel of ships and seafoam fabrics to with the Lighthouse and I just can't wait to get this quilt or wall hanging, I haven't decided which, finished because I can add alot more 
with my quilting.

9 comments:

  1. These are beautiful!!! And your girls have learned so much, and so much fun!!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa...I've learned alot from them too!

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  2. Beautiful........of course I love all the things you sew!

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    1. Thank you mom, these girls are doing great.

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  3. Oh my gosh, those elf shoes are adorable!!!! You are such a wonderful teacher. I love all that you share. Thank you.

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    1. Sara you are so sweet to say so. Thank you!

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  4. Hi Shelly! What absolutely stunning projects you produce with your sewing girls, you must be so proud of them!! They must have a great teacher!! :) Love the projects you are working on too! The lighthouse panel is beautiful and I love what you have done to it! Looking forward to seeing the other panels. :) xx

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    1. These girls are very special to me Christine. I am very blessed to have the privilege of teaching these parents' children~! They are so good, and talented and very inspiring...Thank you so much for visiting us!

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