Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Finally! Some embroidered sunflowers...

First let me say that I am so sorry it has taken me soooo long to get this posted! The last two weeks at the Shella household have been just crazy. We've had stray kitten issues to deal with, some financial issues to deal with, and we've had family obligations. What can I say, Life Happens! I actually completed this about a week ago. It took me a few days to figure out how I wanted to mount it. I finally settled on sewing the dryer sheet to a piece of cotton fabric, (I used the same fabric that I used for the center of the sunflowers) then mounting the fabric over an 8 x 10 stretched canvas board. I adhered the cotton fabric with spray mount then finished it off with a ribbon border. I was very pleased with how it turned out. I am not an artist so I was a little nervous about my designing capabilities. Thanks so much for every one's encouraging words! I don't have a lot of contact with crafty/artsy people in the real world. Between Andrew's work hours and the girl's needs there is not much time for me to actually join a group. This online community has really inspired my spirit and given me a lot of motivation! Thank you!!

7 comments:

Lilli said...

Ooh, it turned out so well! And that was brilliant of you to mount it that way. I'd never guess it was a dryer sheet if I hadn't read your previous posts :)

Karin said...

So pretty! I love the little bee :) And I hope your life gets less crazy this week! Glad I could cheer you up a little :)

Terri said...

I've been waiting for this... I came out beautiful, I love the color combination very well done.

Terri

Suzanne said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! I just love that you've embroidered on a dryer sheet, so clever! The completed piece looks great, love the colors. Hope the coming week is a little less hectic for you and your family.

sara said...

Well done! Yes, we have all had our share of crazy weeks haven't we? Beautiful work.

The Other Side of Me said...

Cassie,

WOW this is so wonderful. Your embroidery came out terrific. Way to go girl. You have inspired me to get stitching!. Enjoy your lovely piece.

Tammy

Gunnels blog said...

this is very beautiful!