Sunday, January 5, 2014

WIP'ing 2014 Into Shape!

HELLO Dear Reader and Happy New Year! 

Well, 2014 is here and time to get a new, fresh start on things! I have been working hard already on some new things for my Etsy shoppe--like needle punch! and I am working on embroidered pillows too! I am looking at doing more general household items instead of just focusing on holidays. I want to create lovely items that can be enjoyed during anytime of the year. I have had several requests for more dolls and more stitched items and I HAVE HEARD YOU!!! Stay tuned for some new items upcoming in my shoppe! I can hardly wait to share them with you!

I have to share with you some pictures of my little helper guy from last year--Mr. Buttons was helping me paint up crows to get orders out and little helper guy had to jump in on the fun! 

Look at that painting job! Good job little man! 

One very special crow!

And that one special crow became one very special ornament on our tree! Just couldn't let that one go! :-) He loves to help his Mama!

Here are a couple of the needle punch items I am working on--

First off, I coffee and tea stained a whole SLEW of DMC floss--some I double and triple dyed--and many colors were from little helper guy going crazy in Walmart grabbing thread one day when I stopped in to get a few skeins for a project I was working on. He was having so much fun, I couldn't say no, and I knew I was going to need different threads anyway! 

Then, I found the perfect pattern for my first major project by Fully Woolly Primitives--primitive pin cushions! So I gathered my threads, punch needle, embroidery hoop, and pattern traced onto weavers cloth, and dove in! 

Off to a good start!

Pear finished and background started!
I finished the pear and got right on the second pincushion I wanted to work on--a primitive star. I am really enjoying working with the stained floss because it is adding tones and shadows that otherwise wouldn't be there, or not until the very end when the whole piece is stained--which I may do!

A start on the star and the working side of the pear.

And the pretty side! 

Well, that is what I have to share with you today! I will be back very soon to show off the finished pincushions! I think 2014 is off to a wonderful start! 

Take care and as always, Happy Crafting!