Earlier in the year I ordered a set of these awesome little pendants from dandelyne. They flew all the way from Australia to my doorstep, only to sit on my shelf for way too long. Back in the late spring I finally put a few together. Right now, these are all brooches (aka pins) and I’m working on a way to do necklace chains for them (that’s on the to-do list for the Fall re-boot).
Each brooch is roughly 2 inches in diameter and is handmade by Ms. Dandelyne herself. They are great quality and such fun to design and stitch.
I think my favorite though is this natural one that I stitched up with this awesome beaded and hand dyed thread.
Although this one makes me happy too..
They make great little gifts for all sorts of occasions or just because.
My other little gift that I finally marked off my to-do list this past spring was my first set of bookmarks.
These are elastic medallion style that are meant to wrap around the pages of the book. The elastic is a choice of either lace or black velvet and they are named after a few of my favorite classic books.
Pride and Prejudice
Each one is a mix of lazy daisyes and vintage buttons all finished off with some great wool felt.
The last project is one that I was so crazy eager to stitch. I had this design in my head with these great words from The Jesus Storybook Bible.
They sum up the Gospel in just a phrase…God loves us with a love that is never stopping, never giving up, always and forever love.
I wanted to try my hand at another version of “negative-space” outlining; this time with lazy daisy flowers. I can’t tell you how much I love how this turned out. It’s another one of those that I’m content to look at up on my shelf (even though it is available in the shop to hang on yours).
Off to finish up my luna moth and get started on a couple of new custom orders.
I think my vacation is over.