Creating something new everyday...a veritable cornucopia of crafts.
It's a part of who I am...
Creating heirloom pieces at present - leaving my footprint behind, and perhaps a little something extra for my loved ones in the future
Monday, August 16, 2010
Check Your Drawers!
Oops! Not those ones! :)
Every new project that I create, whether it be cross-stitch, jewellery design, or paper folding, I enhance them further with simple embellishments. Personalizing embroidered gifts by stitching their name or initials into the fabric really adds something special to the piece, and makes the receiver of that gift feel a little more special too. :)
Vintage lace, buttons, bits of unused jewellery can be re-purposed for future projects. Bookmarks like the one I have just finished can be spruced up with lace...it's (sew) easy to attach too as the aida cloth allows for even stitches! I also created a very small Swarovski wreath (about the size of a large button) at the bottom of the bookmark. I made this one from topaz coloured Swarovski crystals and cream coloured seed beeds. So don't delay! Check your drawers today!...And tell me what you find. :)