Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
fabric today, a mixed bag of scraps and unsure of the actual contents. Surprisingly there were so many pieces that I loved. In a matter of a couple of hours I was able to put the finishing touches on this "Melodist" piece (better photos to come tomorrow when the sun is shining a bit brighter). This little birdie was completed a few days ago and now all cozy in it's surrounding floral setting.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Oh the butterfly, how do I love thee? Yes, I still get excited for every little butterfly, and even a moth, that flutter into our tiny garden. The one flowering plant, milkweed, is plentiful to lure them in and hopefully feed a few hungry caterpillar that hatch.
This was a fun collection of fabrics, thread and other doodads to create this 4" x "4 square. Difficult to capture all of the layers in a single photo, but all soft and light materials help cushion the butterfly perfectly.
Off for a warm evening out with the girls, a packed day tomorrow of organizing school work for the week, and some brainstorming time for my next sewing project.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Now living in a crowded neighborhood, the number of bee sightings seems so small. Maybe it is the lack of options for collecting pollen. It could be the spray of pesticides. Maybe it is the fact that they prefer the country setting, as do I! Either way, I kind of miss them.
We had a neighbor once let us know that he saw a bee in our backyard and he seemed frightened by it's appearance. Not sure if he expected us to hunt it down and destroy it, but not in our garden. Here they are welcome to take a moment to buzz from one flower to another and enjoy.
So today, my project celebrates the bee and all that it does for us.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
So this year I have a plan. Simple, small, perfect for everyone and it starts with these...
|rachaelsscraps Etsy shop|
Fun and absolutely love the wood ornament ideas that are out there!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This 2" by 2" piece is mini, but not lacking layers and bits of color that I so crave in the creative process. Finding that embroidery, using thread, is the perfect delicate touch for these pieces. Adds just enough detail and color, like the leaves of the flower.
Next up, something that I will "bee" eager to complete this week and share soon.