Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Okay, this has actually been done for quite sometime now, but I've been quite busy with work and passion projects--plus my craft ADHD has me skipping hopping and crocheting myself into a coma these days.
So, for posterity and documentation, I have finished the satin flower headpieces for my sister's wedding. Actually, I'd just call it a headpiece--made out of two flower units. I figured it'd be easier to have them in two, for easier positioning.
These flowers are cut and singed satin, the technique I will be teaching this weekend at another bridal workshop at Craft MNL! :-)
I sewed in big natural pearls for the centers. Whee! Another check off the list (that keeps growing because of my excitement and craft-hop-skippiness)!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|Tadah! An arrhae pillow.|
|Fabric flowers for her entourage! Clarisse learning how to make fabric flowers.|
I mean to finish her headpiece, then their signing tree, then focus on their invitations. Sounds like a plan, huh? Just sharing in photos the process of making my sister's arrhae pillow. I made an earlier one to serve as her ring pillow. Another check off the list, and a handmade item closer to a heart-made wedding.
|It starts off with crocheting a little doily, which I made in the company of yesterday's amigurumi class.|
|Materials assembled! Items include satin ribbon, linen cloth and organic cotton.|
|Sewed the linen to make a pillow with my trusty Brother.|
|Once sewn, I stuffed the pillow with the organic cotton I've had in stock from Ritual.|
|After closing up the pillow, I sewed the doily onto it, keeping the stitches inside and away from view.|
Monday, April 1, 2013
|My latest signage/calligraphy project. Gouache on primed canvas.|
Anyhow, I've returned to nurturing my romance with letters.
|Text from the Mole and the Owl. Recent calligraphy practice.|
I always wondered though about the elegant script type of calligraphy, the delicate cadence of wide and narrow strokes. I thought they could be achieved by varying the way I held my gothic nibs. So when I joined Fozzy's calligraphy workshop at CraftMNL last year, my eyes widened (the heavens opened and the lights danced before my eyes to a crescendo of angelic voices) at seeing how flexible nibs worked.
|Amazeballs. Photo from CraftMNL's Instagram.|
|For my sister's wedding.|
|Directional signage for one of our events. Watercolor paper mounted on an embroidery hoop.|