Thursday, 10 June 2010

Remnants.......

This is what was left after covering a humungus canvas 3x4 feet! ( the idea was to colour in the leaves and stickles it!) The fabric is from Ikea but I think it's quite old.... anyway I couldn't throw away the remnants... so..............


I made this!..
The leaves were ironed onto a heavyweight Vilene, stiched around in red and then cut out. You can see the poly ring didn't get used.. can anyone tell me of a neat way to cover these things because I can't find one! I just cut a large chipboard circle and covered it with the same fabric as the bird. The wreath measures around 30cms.. 1 foot across
I didn't like the red bird idea either so he ended up white!

15 comments:

Sherry said...

I love it!!! You are so incredibly talented and inspiring! It will make a fantastic accessory to the canvas.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Gorgeous - it looks so neat and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats fab. Are you going to bring it to the crop so we can see it in real life.
Fiona
x

Netty said...

Terrific, love it. Annette x

Sid said...

Fab little wreath and bird !

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous!

craftytrog said...

It looks so fresh & lovely! x

Deborah said...

Wonderful fabric (would make great stamps) and I adore the bird wreath you made. Truly inspired!

Lydia said...

This is so cute!! love the black and white and red!!

Dawn said...

Look you can't blog every day when you are creating stuff like this it takes time and I think this is just YUMMY! I would save the ring for Christmas or halloween and make a fun wreath!

Love Dawn xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow! You have some GREAT ideas :-)

Boo said...

oh darn i so would have loved a remnant of that fabric - it just too cool for words. adore those leaves. you are toooooo clever for words mrs you are!! brilliant wreath it tis effs. xxx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

In a word...stunning!

Mary Anne

Prissy said...

Wow - your design is just adorable! So edgy & clean - and the red stitching just makes the black & white pop.

You asked for an idea about the foam ring that didn't get used: I used to make Christmas wreaths with long strips of fabric sewn similar to a window valance - with a "rod" pocket - and threaded onto the ring after I split it with a knife.

In this case, you could take strips of fabric and just wind them around the ring as if you were bandaging it, then use glue under the last one to hold.

Prissy

srpprcrftr said...

I have yet to come across anything you've made that I don't drool over and wish I could make like you. Such talent. Love the little leaf wreath with the bird.
I look at things and see other ways to use it. That's no big thing as so many talented bloggers do the same all the time.
To me it's very curious how people can look at something and see it differently, do entirely different things with it. Art is wonderful.