Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Heart for Elizabeth: Applique Complete

Well here is the Heart all finished into an applique! If you want to see more info on my progress creating it Click Here. Also info on how I turned it into an applique is Here.
Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
Ephesians 3:14-19
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Heart for Elizabeth: Embellishment Finished

Here is the Heart with the embellishment all finished! Here is the before embellishment post.
This little Tatted Cross that I tatted in a variegated size 80 DMC tatting thread is a pattern that Elizabeth Zipay created and shared on her blog. The pattern is intended for a larger thread size so it was a little difficult to do in size 80 but I did it AND doing it in "front-side/back side" tatting! The tiny little cross is only 1 inch from top to bottom!
I also did two seams with feather stitch in green floss and size 15 seed beads in gold.
In this area I added some lace to a seam with some flower sequins with gold seed beads and also stem stitched the world "Loved" in variegated rayon thread (which was a pain to do it in!!!) and added a little gold dragonfly bead.
Here I took green bugle beads and sewed them on in the shape of an "E" and added a tatted doodle flower that I just made up with the left over thread on the shuttle from tatting the cross and I sewed a gold bead to the center. A basic rings only starting with 10-5 then onto 5+5-5 and ending 5+10 to total 5 rings leaving no space between rings. Simple but cute.
Here I cut out a rose shape from some pale green vintage lace and added heart sequins with milky seed beads.
Click Here to see the finished Heart Applique

Monday, August 18, 2008

Heart for Elizabeth

Today I pieced a small heart that I'm going to embellish and turn into an applique! This heart is being made for a special girl named Elizabeth who just came up to Jr. High and into our Youth Group. Well Saturday is her 12th birthday and I wanted to make something special for her. She loves crafts, and I was SO impressed when I found out that she made on her own with no help or pattern a cool purse/bag and a wallet and even embroidered on it!!! So I thought about what to make her and came up with the applique heart so that she can attach it to whatever she'd like!
Gerard has dubbed her "Abe" because in her name is ElizABEth and it just kinda stuck! LOL
Click Here to see the whole progress of the Heart

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Tea Party

Welcome to our tea party!
The sweet delights!
Kaity and Elizabeth
Wendy and Stephanie
Terri won the Best Dressed door prize for being the Queen! Can you believe it the Queen came to tea with us! Woo Hoo! LOL

Where's my tea?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Tea Party Photo Shoot

Here is the photo shoot results! I have a few from just Me, Joyce, and Christina before the party and then group photos after the party! Enjoy!
Me & Joyce
Fun Photo!
From left to right is Me, Joyce, Heather, Terri, Elizabeth, Kaity, Christina, Lucy, Wendy, Stephanie, and Amanda!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Sweet Spring Simplicity Handbag

Today I finished a little handbag! I call it Sweet Spring Simplicity! I added it to my Etsy Shop for sale, I love it so much that it was hard to list for sale! LOL I guess that's just how it is when you love what you do right?
The bag is around 5 3/4 inches square, just the right size to hold a small wallet, cell phone, lipstick and maybe a few other necessities.
I used the same print fabric for the back that is in the center of the front crazy quilt block.
Pretty cream lining, lace handles, and a satin ribbon tie closure.

I added a floral seam treatment with stem stitch stems and lazy daisy leaves with silk ribbon in the center in straight and ribbon stitches. I used heart beads to form the flowers. I also added little metal bugs around the block
In this corner I uses some lace on a seam with pearls and a little lace butterfly with pistil stitch antennae, a seed pearl body, and running stitch flight path.
I hand sewed on some wedding lace that I had reclaimed, I just love it!

Tea Party Preparations

Here are some photos that Christina took while we were doing preparations for the Tea Party!The day before the party was Baking Day where we baked and baked! I'm doing very small sugar cookies in this photo.
Madie snoozing on the Sofa while we work, work, work!
Here is the table in process of being decorated and filled.
Me, Christina, and Joyce selected tea cups for everyone, it was a fun like a guessing game to think of each lady and their personality and what cup they might love!

Each setting had a Place Card with a butterfly attached. I put a lot of thought, deliberation and prayer into where everyone would sit to have the most fun. We also selected butterflies for each lady trying to best guess which they would love the most too.

Here is my Hubby dressed up in his Tux costume helping get scones out on the table.
So Handsome!
Well that's all for now, I'll post more on the Tea Party soon. It takes some time for me to go through and pick photos to use, I'll get there, slowly but surely! LOL