Friday, June 20, 2014

A Little Time To Play

Yep, I've been having a little fun in the sewing studio. 
It's so much fun to create and get some of these ideas out of my head and finished into actual handmades.

I'm a bit obsessed these days with velvet.  I recently purchased an array of colors from
Blackberry Primitives.  They are just luscious and so easy to work with.  They don't slip and slide when sewing them like other velvets I've used.  I don't why, but I not going to question it:)

The other day I stitched this motif on 40ct linen so it would be tiny enough to add to the peach velvet hanging heart I made.  The motif is part of a freebie design I gifted to the Prim Stitchers Society Group I belong to on Facebook.  I'm sure you've heard me mention it before.
I've been taking time to spend in the garden and I think all the flowers and birds have been an influence on my designing.  I am also working on a pinkeep box.  I stitched this band to go around the outside and I'll stuff some peach velvet for the pincushion top.  

I hope to be back soon to show you the finish and also the other pieces I've stitched.  They are all on the floor of my studio waiting to be made into prim pretties...:)
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Smiles, ~Nan

21 comments:

Jan Emerick said...

So nice!! Pretty velvets… so soft and inviting!.. i love smalls!

HollyXSing said...

I love-love the velvet!

Is it possible to distress velvet?

-Holly in VA

MoonBeam said...

The heart project is adorable. The tiny stitched piece is perfect. Can't wait to see the box finished.

Bobbi

1890* said...

This velvet is gorgeous. I too am obsessed with it .. I have four shades of the hand dyed velvet from Blackberry it is divine! Your inspiration is gorgeous.. can't wait to see your finishes. Right now i am trying to work a Peach velvet strawberry with a tin top..a tin petaled piece from an old feather tree candle instead of velvet or wool leaves. As always Thank you for sharing your talent & inspiration ((HUGS)) Misi

Loretta O'Neill said...

Nan, I love the velvets. Can't wait to see what else you create. Loretta

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I carry their velvets in the shop here, so I can play with them too! ;)
love your new little works of heart <3
L

linda said...

So pretty Nan. I really like the band you stitched. Looking forward to seeing your new creations. Enjoy your weekend.

Three Sheep Studio said...

I am in love with this velvet also !! It just has an amazing feel to it.
Your Peach Velvet Hanging Heart is beautiful. I love the sweet little cross stitch you placed on it.
Such a nice finish ;)
Rose

Beth Aalberts said...

That is so adorable!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So sweet Nan ~ I Love it ~ such a perfect stitchin' piece to add to the heart!!!
Can't wait to see your finished pin cushion box.
Enjoy your weekend too!
Prim Blessings
Robin

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! I hope to try Blackberry Primitives velvet one day soon! Love the band you stitched for the pinkeep box!

Linda said...

The velvets are awesome!!!! I'm so lucky to live in the same town as those girls! Linda

Elisabetta said...

Your pale rose heart with he velvet is very beautiful!

denise said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Nan their velvets are the best. I have almost every color.
Love the sweet velvety heart!!!!!!!!!

CindyC said...

I just love this little heart, Nan! Your creativity and talent never cease to amaze me! :)

Merilde said...

The heart is so sweet and lovely. Love the tiny bird! Can't wait to see the pincushion box finish.
Lori

Merilde said...

The heart is so sweet and lovely. Love the tiny bird! Can't wait to see the pincushion box finish.
Lori

Kathy L. said...

I love the heart, so pretty. You are so talented!
Kathy

LaNelle said...

Oh Nan, always so creative....wish I could feel it but sure can imagine how nice it is from your description excitement is building waiting to see it all come together...
Have a wonderful weekend!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Lovely velvets and perfect stitches!
Hugs to you ...