Happy Friday everyone and happy last day of January .... what??!! How in the heck did that happen, weren't we all just toasting the New Year a few days ago? It's terrifying to me how quickly time starts slipping by the older I get; I guess Albert was right when he said time was relative!
I wanted to show you my heart pin that I finished for one of our Mixed Media Studio swaps; the swap is called 'Here Is My Heart' and we were to make a heart pin or pendant for Valentine's Day. I got mine into the mail today to my swap partner Kathie, who is one of the leaders of our wonderful group and I hope that she will like it :O)
I do honestly try to get away from my primitive roots but somehow it keeps sneaking back in no matter what I do! Stained muslin and tiny little rusty jingle bells just seemed like the perfect embellishments though, so there they are. I also added a tiny little cherub charm, a key tied with some old lace and a very pretty ribbon rose set inside a brass charm. I do love how it turned out, and as the stipulation for our swaps is to make something that you would want to receive yourself, I think it definitely fits the bill.
As I was looking for something to put the pin on so I could take the picture, I came upon an embroidery hoop all set up with the pattern traced and even a few stitches started that I had completely forgotten about!
I do believe this is a Twigs n Sprigs design but will have to find the pattern to verify that (if I can find it that is!). And now that I've 'found' the embroidery again, I can't very well stash it away so I'll choose some floss colours and stick it by my chair so I can stitch away as I watch TV in the evenings. Our Old Farmhouse Gathering team is going to be having a Spring Celebration on Etsy starting on February 24th, and I'm going to need some new items for my shop for it, so maybe this will become a pillow or some such creation for the celebration. That is if I can get it stitched up in time, it's only been languishing for who knows how many years now!
Do you have half finished, semi-started, never completed projects lurking about your craft room? I have a whole corner of my work table that is filled with them, I'm ashamed to say. And it's funny, after a while you don't even really see them; you know they are there but they don't really register on your psyche anymore. I'm not one for making resolutions, as I am the worlds biggest procrastinator and they NEVER get followed through to completion, but I do think it is time that I waded through that pile on my work table and got some of those poor projects completed. Just think of all the work space I can free up :O) So stay tuned as I dust them off and bring them into the light; wonder what I'll find?!
Hope you all have a great weekend and that you stay warm and safe. The cold temperatures have descended on us here in B.C. and the only good thing I can say about that is that we are enjoying beautiful blue skies and the stars at night are truly phenomenal! Off to stoke up the fireplace, happy creating everyone!