Saturday, 15 July 2017

Learning to weave ..

on a branch


For quite a sometime, I have been admiring on Pinterest all the lovely branch/stick weaving that has been posted and, I very much wanted to try one myself.  Although, I promised myself to look for a piece of branch once rain stopped, I kept forgetting to do so.
This morning while walking, I came upon pile of dried branches and picked up this  one thinking of the project. As soon as I got home, I started on  it. It took several attempts before I could (over and under) do a V shape and I still could not properly weave the V turn.

After I finished, I browsed for more information about 'how to' and found another article via pinterest with different instructions from the one I followed, so..


I will look for another suitable branch..



weekend walking......so many pretty gardens to see






Thank you for dropping by to see my creative attempts,

till next time,
xxx
Gaia







Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sunny Saturday...




I have finished sewing the first part the project. There is still more to do.


 better pictures today, as there was so much bright sunlight..



Summer flower project also continues.. more to make


And, a bit of work on the crewel embroidery too



Lastly, a small piece of applique/collage; this card was the inspiration. I cut all the details free form and used slip stitch to sew it. I painted the measuring tape with acrylic paint and, used felt bits for the pins. I like how it turned out, but still do not know I want it displayed.









and today was a perfect day for ice cream !!






Summer gardens from the neighbourhood ....




Thank you for stopping by for peek,

till next post,

Gaia




Friday, 30 June 2017

Canada 150 !!


To keep you sunglasses safe this summer..



These  6 (six) were made for my friends of the Tea group as part of our Canada Day exchange. They are made out of  recycled craft felt brand which is available at one of the art stores in my town.



And, this pair is for another friend. She received them last week.







... Canada is turning 150 years on 1st July.

saw this banner 

Happy birthday Canada !!
Bonne fete Canada !!

and this poster
....cheers to 150th Summer ... !


 stores are full of 150 themed merchandise


I am an immigrant and,with great pride call this city my hometown 




A very happy Canada Day long weekend to all my fellow Canadians near and far !!!

Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

Gaia




Saturday, 10 June 2017

Triangle shawl


This is my first attempt on crocheting a triangle shawl. I picked up couple of variegated yarn balls from the thrift store for $1.99 few months ago. The colours looked rich and the texture soft, so I thought a scarf would be nice.




I looked for pattern and found one (left hand) on you tube; this drop shawl pattern

The pattern is easy to follow, but I found that the variegated colours really do not show the pattern, and probably why it was given away.


Pattern required to complete 50 rows but the yarn ran-out in about 20 rows, so I found other similar colours to match from my yarn stack complete the project.




It is a long way to winter .............I hope.


while walking around the neighbourhood


Thank you for stopping by this lovely sunny weekend,

till next time,
Gaia


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Wheelbarrow

 pincushion...


On my last post I showed you a little wheelbarrow (ornament) I picked up at a church yard sale. When I saw it, immediately I thought of a pincushion.  This weekend, I came up with this idea.

I used my hand dyed material for the stuffing. (to resemble a of ball of soil). Then made flowers out of felt and, added craft wire for the stems wrapped up in thinly cut felt. I tried my best to make the flowers small as possible in proportion with the wheelbarrow.

to summer gardening ...
What do you think of my summer wheelbarrow?



few more Rosettes....



Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,
xox
Gaia

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Summer flower project

...Rosette


This crochet flower is called Rosette, it is from a 1980's Crochet Medallions pattern book which I picked up from the thrift store recently. I have some pretty coloured yarn which I got from the church sale to start the project.


I am almost done one side of the sewing project too.





few more finds; yet another church rummage sale. I have already planned a re-purpose craft idea for the wheelbarrow. 


almost time for ice cream !!!




 



Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

Gaia