Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Treasure Chest Winner Draw











Great to get all your entries for the 500 Followers Competition.

The winning number was drawn by an online generator and
decided by the order of entries as they came in.


Kelly Cassanova is the recipient of the Treasure Chest.

Hope she will find many uses for the items I have included.

One pleasure I have gained from having all this stock here
for myself is the availability and not having to search in
the shops when the creativity strikes.

( BY THE TIME YOU HUNT DOWN THE REQUIREMENTS
THE INSPIRATION COULD HAVE FLOWN THE COUP)

Which is probably why so many of us are avid collectors of threads,
ribbons, laces, buttons etc. and also because we just love these items so.





















Carol Daisy

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Giveaway Peak





TREASURE CHEST - OPEN


Here is the Treasure I have put together.

Everything is in here from Ribbons, Dyed Laces, Motifs, Trims
Sequins, Beads, Threads etc.

Time is running out get your entry in.

For details refer to the previous posting.

My apologies if any of you have had problems 
there have been a few hiccups with the Pages.


Entry by email:   caroldaisy@pacific.net.au
Subject:   500 Followers Giveaway.
Please add any tutorials flowers or hints you think would be
of help to yourself  and other readers.
As a follower of my blog I am interested in any suggestions you may
have to add as postings.


COMPETITION CLOSES 28 TH MARCH, 2013


Carol Daisy






Thursday, March 14, 2013

Giveaway - 500 Followers






 Ahoy, me Hearties!

 Avast ye!!!!!!
Here is your chance for all ye Landlubbing Crafters
to get your hands on the Booty.

Just a little Pirate frivolity, but for the real fun stuff
I have begun loading up the Treasure Chest with Embellishments
Galore.
Beads, Sequins, Laces, Trims, Buttons, Motifs, Ribbons, Threads.
and whatever else takes my fancy.

There should be loads of inspiration in this Treasure Chest for any
devoted Crafter.

Entry by email:   caroldaisy@pacific.net.au
Subject:   500 Followers Giveaway.
Please add any tutorials flowers or hints you think would be
of help to yourself  and other readers.
As a follower of my blog I am interested in any suggestions you may
have to add as postings.
Get your entries in, the treasure will be growing daily.




ELIGIBILITY RULES :

REGISTERED FOLLOWER.

DEVOTED  CRAFTER:

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

COMPETITION CLOSES 28 TH MARCH, 2013

ENTRIES WILL BE GIVEN A NUMBER AS I RECEIVE
THEM AND WILL BE CHOSEN, BY A RANDOM
COMPUTER GENERATOR.


If you are not already signed up for the
Daisys Garden Newsletter please do.

There are many changes in the pipeline for
the Website and you will get notification as it
happens. 




Yo Ho Ho

Carol Daisy




Monday, March 4, 2013

500 followers Celebration Giveaway

















Well as you probably realised by now my daytime job has
taken me away from blogging regularly, but I am giving a 
promise that postings will be on the increase.

And meanwhile my number of followers has been increasing
to the point of  ALMOST (500), which  has caught me totally 
by surprise.

It is heartwarming to see that even though I have had  little time
to add tutorials, the blog has been visited by new readers and 
still supported by the regulars.

My driving force to begin this blog was to put the Craft of Silk
Ribbon Embroidery out there for anyone wishing to give
this embroidery style a go and as a guide 24/7 if you needed 
inspiration with designs, flower tutorials or help with any difficulties.

Needless to say I have been touched by the amount of interest
and support shown from around the world.
An added bonus has been the numerous Online Friendships and
a broader view of the Craft and Embroidery World that I would not
have touched upon without the blog.

Now to a more serious subject, this definitely has to be a Celebration
and am still considering the Prize to be offered.

STAY TUNED!!!!! 
GIVEAWAY DETAILS COMING SOON.


Daisys Garden Online Store 
























Happy Stitching 
Carol Daisy




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hand Dyed Silk Ribbons





 This posting will probably come as a surprise 
to many as I have been absent from the blogging
world since May.
My life took a career change last June, with
my accepting a position with an Australian
Company. At first it was to be approx.
12 hours a week, and quickly changed to
almost full time work.
It is a job which I am thoroughly enjoying
as the position takes in clothing and shoes
for every possible use for the outdoors.
Hence my days have been so busy and the
nights with Daisys Garden Online, not
to mention trying to finish off my new home 
and garden.

My heart, mind and fingers have missed the
Silk Ribbon Embroidery time. which
hopefully this year I can remedy.

WORKING WITH 

HAND DYED SILK RIBBONS


The thought to many of you maybe is why use
Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon in your embroidery
designs after all it is a more expensive
option. 

To myself it can make such an improvement
in your flower interpretation.
Variances in shade through the petals, can
add another dimension to your stitches, giving
it life and reality.

The term  Hand Dyed Ribbons can relate to
many types but these are the main ones I use
and sell.


1:  Bias Silk Ribbon - One shade with added
color on the edge.



As illustrated in the Carnation Tutorial and
just great for folded ribbon roses.




2:  Hand Dyed with one or more solid color
with slight variances in shade through the ribbon..


Pure Silk Ribbon by Dinky Dyes



This is the type used in the Foxglove Tutorial




3:  Hand Dyed with 2 or more colors changing
through the length of the ribbon.





I have stitched this flower from the one ribbon,
separating the green and also allowing for
variances in the flower




 Spiral Dyed 7 mm. Grace




A belated Happy New Year to you all
and am so looking forward to
getting back into posting again.

Carol Daisy