Friday, 16 July 2010

DU2DS Stitching and Ha! Out of the mouths of babes and fools!

This weeks challenge at DU2DS is 'stitching'  I thought I'd use the theme literally and stitch something so made this little wardrobe smelly using Christine's lovely rose heart image.

I printed the image onto canvas and painted it with TH inks using the pink colours. then made the pocket stitching the embroidered hearts around the edge. It has a perfumed pocket inside which I perfumed with rose essential oils and is now hanging in my wardrobe.

Just a short post this week as I have to schedule this while I am away at a craft retreat in Claxby with some of the most special crafters and friends.  

Be back on Monday so in the meantime pop over to the DU2 blog and have a look at the wonderful work of the rest of the team, and maybe even enter the challenge. I really enjoyed stitching this week, hope you do too!

Ha Out of the mouths of babes and fools!

Having to add this just as the DU2DS challenge was posted cos that ever so lovely Isabelle over at The Craft Barn has posted more samples for the Shaped card Challenge so I thought I'd better 
show you my second shaped card or she might shout at me!

I cut the shape on the robot crop and used this lot to make it!

Now I really am off!
x Michelle


Netty said...

Wow Michelle, both projects are fabulous, adore the little heart with roses just gorgeous and the card well its pure exotica. Brilliant pieces of work. Enjoy your crafting retreat. Annette x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love the heart, gorgeous x

Fiona said...

Both pieces are terrific and really original. Have a fab weekend.

Sarita said...

Fab projects Michelle both of them. Your heart is a great idea and I love the colours of your arch.
Really lovely work,
Love Sarita xx

craftimamma said...

What gorgeous projects Michelle. You are so versatile with your crafting as these projects are so different in style but both equally beautiful.

Have a wonderful time this weekend with your buddies.

Lesley Xx

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous makes Michelle and your scented bag is a superb idea! Love your card too, the colours are so rich and gorgeous. Hope you enjoy your crafty weekend. Chris x

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, they are both simply stunning.Love the heart x ChrisB

PatR said...

Two stunning creations Michelle. Love the scented bag and the shaped card in so colourful and full of gorgeousness! have a great time at the retreat.

Virginia said...

Hi Michelle - big wave! - hope you are well - loving both creations both absolutely gorgeous as always!

Hope you have a grand weekend!

Sandra Hall said...

Lovely lovely lovely! The heart and the card! x x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic projects, the heart is stunning.

Ildiko said...

The heart and the shaped card both stunning

Sandra said...

Wow Michelle... your creations are magnificent. I especially like your scented heart... genius!
Hope you are having a great crafty weekend away (lucky you)
Sandra x

georgina said...

wonderful Michelle, luv Georginaxx