Saturday, October 14, 2017

Weekly Handmade Gift Challenge





I invite you to join me in the Challenge over the next 7 weeks.  Hopefully we can make a small difference, to the waste we create.

My main challenge will be using items I have in my Craft Studio, but there are loads of Blogs and sites out there to learn from.

Here are just a few: 

https://www.embroiderypatterncentral.com/directory.php

http://craftgossip.com/

https://www.craftster.org/

http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com.au/

https://freecraftarticles.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.bystephanielynn.com/


Lets get our thinking caps on and you never know we may
solve some of our Christmas Gift Issues.

Carol Daisy



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Silk Embroidered Bracelet




Ever wonder what to do with those small pieces of Dupioni
in your stash. How about making an Embroidered Bracelet.


Scrap of Silk Dupioni  9 x 18 cms. Red in this example.
Pellon 4 cms x 18 cms. 
Red Sequin Braid,Organza Red Ribbon 20 mm. wide 
Selection of Pressed Glass Leaves, Pearls, Seed Beads in Gold or Bronze.
Silk Ribbon 7 mm Red 1 Metre.
Large Pearl and Bead Cap in Gold ( Centre of Gathered Organza Flower)
Thread - Clear beading thread or a matching colour.
Toggle/Clasp.

Place the Pellon on the back of fabric, allowing .5 cm for a seam allowance on both sides,press down with iron on
silk setting then lightly tack pellon into position.
( Usually best to overlock the edges of Dupioni as they
do fray badly while you are embroidering)
This will be folded in half and the seams stitched together after completing embroidery.


Pin the braid and organza ribbon into a position of your liking. I have gathered the organza and slightly plaited 
them together. With matching thread stitch down to dupioni, this may also include using some of the
 gold seed beads.

Add the Glass Leaves with a few tucked under the braid.




Make up 4 Five Petal Flowers as per the tutorial, add a small pearl for the centre, stitch down to the fabric. 

The larger organza is a gathered flower refer the Gathered/ Folded Carnation Tutorial without the folded rose centre.  Place a bead cap and larger pearl in the centre and stitch
down. 



Clasp and Toggle are placed on the ends with a double layer of Silk Ribbon threaded through the eye.  Fold bracelet
in half , allowing a .5 cm fold to close the bracelet together. Stitch the ends with the Silk Ribbon, Toggle 
and Clasp in position.  Hand stitch the opening together.

This is No. 1 of Bracelet projects I have on
the go, will post as I have others done. 

Carol Daisy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Facebook Followers Promo





Don't miss out on the Facebook Promotion
a contributor to Handmade & APQ Magazines.

My enthusiasm and creativity is back in
play, keep up with the Store news & Promotions
by become a Follower on Facebook.

Carol Daisy. 







Monday, August 14, 2017

Crazy Quilting Sale

Crazy_Quilt_Supplies.

GIVE YOUR CREATIVITY A BOOST WITH A CRAZY PACK
15% OFF CURRENT STOCK UNTIL 10.9.17 OR UNTIL SOLD.

ADD COUPON CODE ( HMADE8) AT CHECKOUT.

Carol Daisy

Monday, May 1, 2017

Blog Update and refresh



Spending what spare time I have updating the 
pages on this blog.
I have been told by followers that they would like 
the images larger to guide them through the steps.

And making whatever changes I need to at the time with the change of my website to 


 and links that were in place for the old store.

Let me know if you feel the pages are improved.


Pansies, 5 Petal Gathered Flower, and Loop Flower Completed today.

Carol Daisy

Saturday, February 11, 2017

embellishing your silk ribbon embroideries




Basic Crazy Quilt Block before embellishing.


Dimension and Pizazz


Stepping up to the next level in SRE.

 Once you have mastered the technique of  SRE stitches and shaping these into flowers,
 leaves, insects, etc. now it is time to take a step up.

Layering, textures, variances of colour, reflections, highlights all add a different effect and
give dimension to your work.

Get together an assortment of beads, sequins, metallic threads ( eg. Kreinik) glass and lucite
flowers and leaves and see how it will change the effect of your work.  Keep in mind Clear
Beading Thread as an option for stitching down laces, braid etc.  No need to change your
thread constantly to match the item, it blends in well.  ( Obviously this will not work for
a basic dark colour such as black, but with variances in shades will disguise well.)

Crazy Patch Seam Embellishment is one example of this with the use of various stitches,
Beads and Sequins.



Adding these type of elements can give your embroidery a more whimsical effect or
increase the sequins and beading and instantly it becomes more glamourous.

 Let's admit it ladies we can all do with some BLING!!!!!

Carol Daisy

Monday, January 30, 2017

Silk Embroidery Ribbon Sale


SILK EMBROIDERY RIBBON SALE


BUY 4 X 4 MM SILK RIBBONS - GET THE 5 TH. COLOUR FREE.

BUY 4 X 7 MM SILK RIBBONS - GET THE 5TH. COLOUR FREE.

 OFFER UNTIL THE 10TH. FEBRUARY, 2017.

Carol Daisy