Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chalk Talk with us #3 Because......






I  hear this a lot lately....
"Because I can"

For me it means, that whatever obstacle seems impossible to 
get through....

Because I am ME....
I can do it...

"Because I can" , can mean a lot for many others....

For my beloved it means, he has had a good week, a good day
and he can do it ...
BECAUSE HE CAN....

There is a lot of LOVE in this...
A lot of BECAUSE WE CAN
Do anything! 





Or like mine, which I chose HEARTBEATS in my BECAUSE I CAN..
to remind me  to keep his heart beating....wink...

I got these perfect boxes that I was able to cover the top with this piece on my
BLACK AIDA 15 x18...I  did not trim it at all...
I stitched the 8 x 10 pattern and stitched it in the centre of the fabric
....look how good it came...


They stitch up real quick and there
is something about Chalk Talk with us that keeps 
us all stitching and smiling...

In case you missed the other 2 chalk talks we have done..
they too can be found here..

The next one is ready to be stitched..
It will  have you picking favourites wait and see...wink..





Friday, April 17, 2015

Bringing Paper Ladies to life as PIN CUSHIONS....and sneak peaks



She is a DOLL artistes, she sculptures clay into these amazing petite
pieces of art...  I approached her recently to see if she would be interested
in designing our PAPER LADIES in clay form for some PIN cushions...

She can be reached if you too would like a doll that you can 
make into a PIN CUSHION...

I am going to work on this one, to show you how to make
1/2 dolls into pin cushions....
This was one she designed to look like our MAY Paper Ladies..

I am going to dress her in BLUES, I then will return it 
to Christel so she can put it up on EBAY.


 This weekend I am planning on working on
a few of these other 1/2 ladies that I found...


I was so in love with this idea of these 1/2 dolls--- I got on EBAY myself
and purchased a few of them....
This one is over 100 years old.....They became very abundant in
the 1930's and many ladies made them into pin cushions...
So that is what I am going to do....


I also found this one with pretty legs on Etsy..
She is going to be made into this pretty fabric with layers of ruffles...
This one is less than 2 inches tall...
She is made from Porcelain, she is called GRACE! 


Ohhhhh Look another of Christel's girls....I am going to turn
her into a pin cushion as well in a favourite colour of mine...
She looks to me like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz....so 
I am going to call her JUDY wink...

I have chosen gingham and dots from RBD, I think it will suit them pefectly! 

Oh and I completed our next CHALK Talk....
will show more when CORI has her completed..

It turned out so well..

So there you have it... a new project to consider
in the near future...

PIN CUSHIONS and more CHALK TALK with us...


To a lovely weekend..

YOU are kind, YOU are important 
to me..


be sure to visit Joan and Have a Latte designers