Although my weekend was busy with snow, keeping the fire going, wandering through quaint little mountain villages and other general fun stuff I did still manage to work on a few things. My symbolism project is irritating me to no end and I had to set it aside for awhile. Sometimes it's good to step back from something and let it breathe. So instead I worked on other things.
I finally completed this little pincushion, the second that I've made of these. The first was more of a trial run and I'm much happier with this one. I made the base wider so it sits more stable and I stuffed this with wool. I also made the pin cushion part separate and inserted a cardboard bottom to it so the needles wont go all the way in and be lost in the shoe part. I hate when that happens!
I also cut out this new shoe and I'm doing a little ribbon embroidery on this one. I love the delicate effect of this type of embroidery.
Did a little more work on my paisley project. I am really close to completing the embroidery part of this one...now to just figure out what to do with it! It originally started out as the flap to a messenger bag. I have put SO MUCH time and effort into this that I wonder if that's the proper thing to do with it. I really love the way its turning out so I want to make it into something great. Any suggestions?
And finally this is a little brooch that I needle felted. I have to admit, I'm really loving this medium. It seems to be fairly simple but I think there are a few tricks I need to learn. I did already break a needle >.< Everyone had said they break easily and I thought I was being careful....I guess not.