Monday, May 24, 2010

Creative block..

I worked more on the Dao board but came to realize I didn't like the orange I used for the grid pattern. Rather than take it out I'm going to start over again. My intention had been to use black fabric or blue, but at the time I didn't have a erasable white pencil, so I went with the white fabric. After a recent trip to the craft store I purchased one and so now I'm planning out the pattern and starting over on the black fabric. Everything happens for a reason. I'll post more photos when I get the pattern laid out...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Project Game board...

I love games and I had planned on making a Dao board for a while, at first I was going to paint fabric and then decided it was to stiff. The idea is to have a board of fabric with little glass stones and the board either roll up and a bag for the stones or board itself turn into a bag. So far I've only gotten as far as the
Sorry for the terrible pic I used my phone, I took much better ones today with my camera I'll post soon.
Here is a link to a standard set. Mine will have a celestial theme...
dao game

Monday, May 17, 2010

Finished Mehndi piece

I'm really happy how it came out. I washed it after the photo was taken to get the design pen ink to disappear and I think it shrunk a tiny bit. Other than it came out perfect. I am sending it as a gift to a dear Aunt. I am excited to see how she uses it..she followed the progress of it on my Facebook and didn't even know it was for her..

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Progress on the Mehndi..

So far so good I like how its turning out. I'm mostly freehanding it and coming up with designs on the fly. I love how the hand is coming along..

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mehndi tattoo embroidery...

Well I can't find my good wool felt in autumn colors yet so I started something new. I love Mehndi henna tattoos and I have some patterns for the henna designs that I love. I'm a paisley nut, so I decided that instead of whipping up some henna I'd just make it on fabric...I can't wait till its done. I think it'll take a while I'm only halfway following patterns and some of it is freehand, where the thread takes me...