It’s not always fun to be practical. I’m in the realm of pumpkins, hot apple cider and walks through the woods that are slowly turning a delicious golden and red hue. However, I do have to put my practical hat on because October is just around the corner. In fact, October will be here this weekend and I don’t have that much longer to design this year’s Christmas card so it can be sent off to the printers.
Last year, I did a full watercolour winter scene. The year before that a Christmas in London theme. In previous years I’ve also created a collage and used a photograph of a winter wonderland that I designed. This year, I decided I wanted to keep it simple. I toyed with a lot of ideas, sketching them out and then scribbling them back out. But, I’ve finally decided on what I want to do.
It’s going to have a 1950’s/60’s design flare. Almost everything will have been created out of basic shapes that I’m reinterpreting.
Above is the current colour scheme, there is still some tweaking to do, but I’m very happy with where this project is going. It’s always nice to see an idea come to fruition.
Here’s a sampling of some of my previous cards. Goose Girl & Foxy managed to get onto one of them:
I’m starting a new project today and I just love this fabric! It’s cool and overcast and the perfect day to sit at my dollhouse sized sewing machine and watch it hum away while I piece my project together.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, wherever you may be. xx
The weather has been a bit erratic today. We’ve had overcast skies, moving toward sunshine. Hail and rain and then back to sunshine again. So, it was the perfect excuse to spend the afternoon indoors at my sewing machine. I fell in love with this pattern. There is such a great 60’s/70’s mood to it. It was turned into a lovey for a little gal with a vintage vibe and is now fresh from the dryer and sitting on my ironing board awaiting it’s final press, before it gets sent to a special little someone…
I’m starting work on two projects today. This is the fabric for one of them. It’s a Japanese fabric made by Kokka and it is so buttery soft. I always hate making the first cut in a piece of fabric that I have fallen in love with. So, I’m just gonna have to be brave and do it. Once that initial cut is over, I’m always alright. It really is just the sweetest fabric!
I love starting on a new project. That is what I began this morning. I sketched out my pattern yesterday and inked it on to my cloth. This morning, over a cup of tea, I began to put my first stitches in. This will be the first of some special things that I’m making for a new little person that will soon be welcomed into our big family.
P.S. I know it’s been quiet around here as of late, but I’ve been very busy enjoying our beloved Denmark and drinking lots of hot chocolate for breakfast. I will have lots to share soon! xx
Well, I glued them on to ring bases, covered them in extra sparkly green glitter and gave them to my printmaking class as a Christmas surprise. I was really pleased with how they turned out. Nothing like a little Christmas bling to get you ready for the holidays!
Here are all my finished pieces. At least the ones I decided to keep. I practiced my turning technique on pieces I wasn’t too crazy about. Above is what I have to show for a week’s worth of work, a lot more ended up in the reclaim pile.
They will now dry out for about a week, then get bisque fired and then I will return to glaze them. So stay tuned, I’ll let you know how everything turns out.