Monday, August 31, 2009
many moons have passed yet again and I promised back a while to put up the sketch showing the way I do my foundation spikes for "my" version of "spider web roses". Having checked my comments today I noticed that poor darling Kerry is waiting with baited breath oh heavens Kerry are you still breathing my love?? Breathe Kerry Breathe, please keep on breathing ROFLOL!
Now as you can see I am the worlds worst drawer BUT I hope you can see how and what I do-- its such a slight change but it does make all the difference! Also dont be frightened to use wider ribbons then the normal 4mm, that you will read in most Patterns these days- try wide as in 12 mm or 15mm rayon they are glorious the Mokuba Rayon Ribbon has such a sheen and it all adds to the roses beauty I have even used 20mm ribbons it can be done theres no rules in CQ and it should also apply to the making of spider web roses just because we have made them this set way doesnt mean we cant do this or that and who knows you may write to me and say you have found an even better way of doing them Go for it - Are you breathing again Kerry I do hope so I would hate to think I lost you after you waited so long for me to show the sketch - you can see why now cant you?? ggg Best of luck let me know if you make them and if your happy with this way or another show me your pictures please I love to test things out and so should we all ---that's how our beautiful embroideries get better isn't it??
love n biggest hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxox
PS Kerry you are breathing arent you?? gggg
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Unreal the months and days certainly tick on by - the last time I was on my blog I had only begun to do the pink roses lady's block and here I am ages later and its all finito! I am not at all sure about this block but once it goes into the wall hanging I guess it will get lost in amongst the rest and I can pass on over it- I love some of the roses- well they were made with my favourite Hannah Bias cut silk ribbon, and being that they are spider web roses I do like them blah blah blah!!
Then theres the little bits of Grub roses and I like them but then theres that darn vase on the side with the "bought" flowers mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnn yup not so keen on that at all, but I had to have something to balance up the spider web roses sections and I guess it does that but to me I think its kinda screaming at it!!!
Well who knows its completed and it will fit into a space one day and who knows it may even look better when its balanced up with the other squares I have made for the wall Hanging etc. I guess we cant make things that are 100% liked by the maker can we??
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoox