No, I'm not feeling blue, I've been making blue projects, and looking back at much of my past work, I find very little blue. That is why I've made a point of mentioning the colour. I don't know why more of my work isn't blue, I like blue.............I love blue!!! Enough said on the matter. These are an assortment of goodies I've made using the remaining map collage used for the gift box I finished last week.
As you can see, nothing has been wasted. The first and largest project was this journal cover. Of course, being me, I couldn't finish without a trim of some sort. I had this glittery velvet ribbon purchased at Spotlight for $2.00/roll [I just knew it would be useful one day!!]. It took ages to search my stash for just the right fabric use as a lining. I had several possible pieces I could go with, but favoured this rather all over patterned/speckled piece. I have only stitched a few meandering lines using straight machining, representing roads to here, there, and everywhere. I thought this might make an excellent photo journal for a traveller.
Next on the agenda were these bookmarks [thanks to Robin for the idea - she is always making bookmarks for her local gallery]. Again a little bit of straight stitching, with aqua rayon satin stitch edges. I was determined to use every last scrap of this, as it has become quite a talking point in my house [my husband really loves it]. I have been trying to find an excuse to do one of those little 'Inchies' for quite a while, but I wanted my 'Inchie' to actually be a little useful. So, it has been transformed into this little scissor fob with the aid of some beading. I purchased quite a few of these chain tassels from The Danish Flower Shop, Highfields, Toowoomba. To add a little weight, I headpinned some blue glass bicones, and attached them to each of the chain ends. I can see quite a few of these little 'Inchie' scissor fobs coming out of my sewing room.
While I'm on the blue theme, I'd like to share this little piece I made not long ago. It was a kit sent to me by a friend. She said she saw it at a craft fair, ie the large crystal bead in the packet, and instantly thought of me and my penchant for 'bling'. I love this little scissor lariat, easy to put together, and a great way to keep your scissors handy [around your neck]. What a lovely surprise this was to receive. I use it often.