Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Canvas - Sew Much Fun

One of my co workers is retiring this Thursday (I think I am safe to post this project - I don't think she visits my blog too often).  Maretta is a quilter so I came up with this saying to send her on her happy stitching trail. How lucky was it that the challenge on Our Creative Corner is fashion or style and use a mannequin, fashion or stitching on your project.

I covered a canvas with patterned paper from Basic Grey.  It is a wonderful grouping.  If you are a sewer - can you pick out all the elements on this canvas.  The lace is hand stitched to half of a zipper.  I tore a piece of canvas and added a row of zig zag stitching and also a row of wobbly wavy straight stitch.  In the upper right hand corner is an old button card (I use to sew so I have all sorts of stuff left).  The third button on the card is the center of the flower in the upper left hand corner.  The flower in the right hand corner was cut with my Silhouette from recycled card stock.  It is colored with Mr. Huey Mists from Studio Calico.  The center of the flower is actually the thread that was pulled off the edge of the canvas strip.  I cut a paper circle and put gel medium on it and wound the threads into a circle.  I put more gel medium on top to hold it in place.  The center is a part of a snap - the other part is used elsewhere on the canvas.  Did you see the paper from the end of a spool of thread.  Some rubber stamps that look like stitches were put around the canvas.

I really enjoyed making this canvas and I know she will appreciate it. The back even looks nice - I should have taken a picture of it also.


Dixie Cochran said...

What a lovely gift!

rudlis said...

Beautiful! Love all the details you added.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at OCC this week.

Conniecrafter said...

oh that is just too cute, I love this idea for a stitcher retiring, I will have to remember this for some ladies that may be retiring soon from my craft group