Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Works in progress for Chrissie gifts!

I have been juggling a few more projects than normal just recently, just to make sure that I get all my gifts hand made and finished before the gift-giving season commences!!

Fancy a peek?

Xmas stitchery progress 2

Some soft pencil shading on this wonderfully whimsical stitchery design by the gorgeous Cheryl over at Willowberry Designs.  I just love the playfulness in Cheryl’s designs, they really bring out the ‘little girl’ in me!!  Actually, if truth be known, Cheryl is also very apt at bringing out the little girl in me – she’s been a dear friend since our Gumtree days, and always puts a smile on my dial and tickles my funny bone!!

Xmas stitchery progress

This darling project is destined for a very special friend… I’ll show you more when it’s finished!

Next up is a completed paper craft project.  I can show you this in entirety because the lovely lady it is destined for is too busy to read blogs at the moment – she’s only two weeks off giving birth to her fourth child!  She’s been finding it difficult to get her sketch pad in the right position because her tummy is getting in the way!  So I thought she might appreciate a new creative journal, for those stolen moments in the future when baby is asleep.

Xmas journal 2

Xmas journal

I used scrapbooking paper by Kaisercraft, I think it is called ‘Chapter One’.  The tree is also a Kaisercraft product and I painted it with acrylic paints and gave the leaves some sparkle with Crystalina KindyGlitz by Derivan

Xmas journal dragonflly closeup

The dragonfly charms were hand sewn to the paper and secured with sticky tape on the reverse. 

Xmas journal with tag

Finally, I made a personalised tag and attached it to the binder along with some co-coordinating ribbons.

Now… can you guess what this is going to be?

xmas cat progress

Something purfectly girlie and frou frou!  Anyone who knows by little Rosie knows that she is obsessed with kitties!  When she clapped eyes on THIS beautiful feline she fell in love instantly and has requested that I make one EXACTLY the same.  “Mummy,” she exclaimed excitedly, “this has to go top of the list, so everything else I’ve asked you to make for me will have to wait!” 

Aye, aye Capt’n!!!!

Okay – best be off – I’m also working on a tutorial that you’ll be able to find over at Simply Christmas in a couple of weeks’ time!  Have you been following along?

Till next time, creative hugs!  Vikki Smile


Allie said...

Wow girl you are working on some gorgeous things! I too love Cheryl's designs, that's a darling one. LOVE that tree...what a sweetie you are! Can't wait to see your finished project for the darling Rosie!

Deb said...

Sweetheart your journal for your friend is AMAZING. She will love it to bits. I'm like you and love Cheryl and her work to bits. Its always so delicate and feminine.
Rosie Posie will love he kitty I am sure.

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a beautiful journal, a lovely keepsake to treasure forever.


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hmmm... I wonder what exciting project you are working on for Simply Christmas... can't wait!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

You have been working very hard, where do you get those ideas? I eny you for your ideas and choose of fabric ;o)

Rosa said...

Wow,your friend will be very glad with this beautiful gift.

Quilt Kitty said...

Beautiful stutchery & gorgeous colours. I love the journal & your friend will be so touched at your thoughfulness. How exciting for her to have a new baby very soon. Kitties Rule! Tracee xx

Chris H said...

All the projects are GORGEOUS! ra

Ulla's Quilt World said...

That is so fantastic! :)

Sharon B said...

What type of colored pencils do you use and how do you keep them from washing out? Cant wait to see the FINALE!

Tatkis said...

Your stitched project looks so lovely, and the paper albom with the tree is just marvelous!!


Zirafka said...

Очень-очень красивые работы и такой замечательный блог. Буду заглядывать в гости!

Simone de Klerk said...

Your journal is so pretty. It all goes together so well. Someday i might want to start too!


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