Friday, 31 October 2014

Finishing off

Finishing off - that is my embroidery. I got a kit from Lorna Bateman some time ago, for a lovely flower garland, silk ribbon embroidery.
 
 
This is the finished embroidery. All that was left was to take it out of the hoop, and find a frame for it.
 
 
 
The frame had to be a deep one, to avoid crushing the dimensional effect from the ribbon. I found this frame, it is from Riverdale. And finally framed it.


I think it looks good!

Last night I started another Christmas ornament, this will be a bell when finished. Pattern is by Renulek.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Finished the fences

Have been working on the fences I bought for my dollhouse. Hardest part was already done, just had to paint and glue together. I didn't buy enough posts, but that was no problem, piece of wood does very well.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Apeldoorn show

This weekend was the show in Apeldoorn. It was a lovely show, with a lot more customers then last time. I had one thing on my shopping list, that was fencing for my dollhouse. The fencing is from Arjen Spinhoven . And the book by Petitie Properties on finishes.
The wood in the picture is oak and mahogany, from Hubert Boom. For furniture for a room box I want to make, this will be set in the time of Vermeer. I want to decide what furniture needs to go in it, then I will know the size of the box to make. Original idea was to make it 1/24, but I did find a lovely painting, which will go in there, size will now be 1/12. The painting is by Elly Ypma.
The spool of whool I bought from Annelies de Kort.
Vonas Miniatures had a lovely stand with pipes, which will go into the room box also.
 
And last, a little glass vase with a gold rim from Leo Reijnders.
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bit of tatting and beads

I  liked the flowers and leaves from the Tischband tatalong, on Umi and Tsuru's blog. Nice to tat.
I made 2 leaves with oliver twist thread in green. Thin thread, the leaves turned out just over an inch in length. Nice, but what to do with it?
add a couple of beads, and earring wires, et voila!
 
 
As I had my wires and beads out, started playing arount with them. Really just playing, trying out combinations and ideas. When I do this, the whole table is covered with my beads, wires and tools. I have cleared everything up now, after making this bookmark, with gemstones I had. Malachite, Cornelian, and I forfot what the light green was. These were leftovers from a necklace I made a long time ago. Set the beads on wire, the dangle nicely now.