Friday, February 28, 2014

Eco Colour, Paint and Punch Needle

Finished with the basic piece. Just need to stitch in the bunnies eyes and a few details.

Colors of paint I am loving right now....
(Excuse the backdrop...I was in a hurry :)
An interesting fact I learned about house paint: To get rid of paint fumes...add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to a gallon of paint, mix well. It supposedly does not effect paint color! And makes the whole room smell like vanilla. Will have to try this. 
Note: I have not tried this, but when I do paint I will try it and let you know.

A fabulous book loaned to me....

At some point and time this is something I would love to pursue.
Hand dying fabrics with natural dyes and "composting" dyes.

I know many creative souls out their have been doing this for the longest and I simply admire their work.

Happy Day!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chick and Illusions

I had another snow day and was able to start a new punch needle I have.
I enjoy the simplicity of the process. It is very much like you become the needle of a sewing machine that is making loops.
At least that is what it reminds me of.

My next project...

The first book was phenomenal and was a "life changer". So I expect and have heard this one is fabulous too!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


This package arrived from England...

a little caravan

I finished this little punch needle. I added the words
"Love" and "Imagine" instead of the original numbers 1862 and Salem.
Have  a great week!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's a happy day!

Snow day!

I opened the door and snapped a picture of the snow falling gently.
It is a rare day when I get to stay home because of snow. Usually life goes on and I must go to work...snow or not, but not today!
Woo hoo!

I made a yummy breakfast had lots of coffee and now I am settling in to "PLAY"!

staying warm with the wood stove....

and listening to this:

"playing" with these:

This is all pieced together
I Just need to complete all the extra stitching to quilt it.

I finished punch needle on this little pumpkin fellow.
I just need to cut him out stitch up some legs and arms and stuff him.

I have done a couple of punch needle  projects long ago and it is something that is really new to me, but I am loving how compact all the supplies are. Not boxes and boxes of fabric to contend with.
Don't get me wrong I love all the fabric and stuff, but I have very limited space to work in so I am enjoying simplifying for a little while.
Anyway, I am rambling...(that is what you get when I have "free" time lol! :)

I have struggled with the punch needle until I watched a simple 6 minute video that gave me that "ah-ha!" moment and I finally got it.

Being the typical crafter...I just happen to have a spare project :) waiting in the wings and being so excited to finally understand the how, I started this little project:

I think I will have a cuppa tea now...
Have a happy cozy day! 

loving this:

loving this too!:

While visiting my daughter in Austin I had the opportunity to venture into a small quaint shop and came across Magnolia Pearl garments and let me say..."Swoon"! They are simply divine! They are so well made and the fabric is simply gorgeous.

p.s. I can not wait to share something that is on it's way to me from a far away place...

hint: it has to do with traveling.
more to follow....