Yesterday, I had several art friends over - what did we do!? We created a Christmas recipe album! All the pages are pockets that hold those treasured recipes.
My friend, Judith McCarthy is a doll artist in Australia. She recently posted photos of felted flowers she had made on the www.fiberartsmixedmedia.ning.com site. I couldn't resist giving them a try as I've been learning some stitches and practicing of late. I cut two circles of felt in different greens then attached various beads and buttonhole stitched the edges. Although not specifically geared to Christmas, I thought these could make nice additions to parcels in place of bows. Give it a try, they are quite fun to make!
I know many of you know Dawn but for those who don't go over and visit her blog. She is having a lovely giveaway to celebrate her 1200th post and almost 400 followers! Way to go Dawn!
I came across a site recently in the U.K. , Talking Threads profiling various textile artists. Scroll down the page and there is a list of 8 episodes, all about 30 minutes in length. It is well worth a visit!
My last post for buttons this week. Saved the best for last! During my blog hopping a few weeks ago I came across this site which has a tutorial on making this button wreath. What a great idea so naturally I had to give it a try. Rather fun to make. I have spent minimal time in the studio over the last number of days so this weekend is studio time - yeh! There are a few craft shows so think I'll stop by and see what's new - you just never know where ideas are going to come from. Next week I'll be sharing fabric and fibre projects for Christmas. Enjoy your weekend!