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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

200th post - busy, busy , busy

After a bit of melt-down at the weekend due to too many half finished projects, too much craft-related mess, and general concern about Christmas plans, I managed to get my head together to do a major tidy up and get some project finished.  So here they are.

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Indigo dyed, shibori-tied velvet, with silk hand-pulled flowers and hand-rolled organdie leaves, so an online swap.

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10 x 10 journal for the Contemporary Quilt Group challenge.  disperse-dyed macho overlaid on viscose dyed with Procion MX.  Button from the Karen Ruane course, painted with dye and then attached ( haven't quite got the hang of photo editing on the new computer yet).

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Button detail.

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Hand-rolled organdie leaves, attached to one of the brooches / buttons from the Karen Ruane course.  One of the participants on the Morley course is a milliner, and showed us how to make these leaves.  i like the idea of having a set of these to add or remove from the brooch as you wish.

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Close up of the leaves.

As this is my 200th post, I am going to have a giveaway of one of these that are all now brooches.  I can also include some white or green leaves if you wish, but I'll need to get on  and make some.

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Leave a comment, with which one you would like and why, and I will do a draw next Monday to see who gets one.

6 comments:

  1. Avril, your buttons look amazing!! I know all about a messy head.....mine has been full of fluff or something for weeks!!!

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  2. lovely combining of skills learned! Well done for the tidy up - can you come and so my sewing room now?

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  3. Well I'm wishing I'd done Karen's course now! Your buttons are beautiful my favourite is the one on the far right - I like the spidery/knotty effect!
    I can't tell how you've made your rolled edge leaves - are they stitched??

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  4. Hi Avril, I've linked you to my post about my birthday cards (many thanks for your card - it's really gorgeous) and intrigued by the curled leaves and looks like a sample of your recent hand dyeing on the back. The buttons look really lovely such a variation you really are inspired by this.

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  5. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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  6. 200 posts? Wow! Well done,and well done on the lovely stitching too. No button for me, though, thanks - I've still got a whole bunch of my own rolling about.
    A tute about leaf making though? Now that I would like - they look splendid!

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