Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chatelaine Biscornus

Remember how I said I was going through my cabinet and it was a mess? Well, both these were in there, just hanging out. the purple one had a bead that slipped off the end and was in need of repair.

So I got out that needle and thread and redid all of them! And took new pictures so I could share them with you.

These are both freebies from Chatelaine Designs. I love all the elaborateness of her designs and can't wait to embellish them even more. lol

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Swan tin

I love swans.

I think they are so beautiful. I don't understand howcome no one ever designs one wearing a crown. So I added my own.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Witches floss tag

Here's my little witches. I think they are so cute. I added extra bloss to make the broom more dimentional. Its a Nimue design. I purchased it from here:

Recent finishes/ Hillside Samplings Stitching Necessaire

I have this gorgeous antique cabinet in my living room. Its tall and has 2 cupboards with glass doors and shelving inside. Between the 2 cupboards is a set of drawers and a pull down cover that makes it into a little desk. Its made from oak. It’s beautiful. I got it from some dear friends of mine. In it are all (or most!) of my stitching things.
I was going through that cabinet and found way too many things that I had started but set aside and never got around to finishing. Too messy!
So I started pulling things out. A cute set of witches I wanted to make into a floss tag thingy, the Hillside Samplings Necessaire that I must have started 3 years ago… A sweet little needle book from C.A. Wells, and the Chatelaine Leporello. All are just so beautiful and so deserve to be finished!
I passed the needlebook and the leporello off to my friend, Valerie, who does incredible finishing work. I did part of the finishing work on each of them but then I got stuck on the instructions and set them aside. Valerie loves a challenge so I was happy to hand them to her.
I finished the witches and then started working on the Necessaire. What a challenge that was. I’m such a visual girl and I couldn’t find any close up pictures to it anywheres on the web. So if you are someone working on this and wants to see close up pictures, let me know, I took plenty.
I am not an alphabet girl. So I left the letters off. I love how it turned out.