Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sistine Chapel progress

Monday, November 11, 2013

3d Turkey Cricut Home for the Holidays Fall and Winter

   This is my version of a 3D Turkey I saw in Cricut's Project Center.  I cut this out at 4"

First cut out the various pieces.  All pieces were cut at 4".  I made two turkeys one for my house and one for a college student who won't be able to come home for the holidays.  Since I was using thin card stock for the body I cut two pieces for each turkey.
I glued the two turkey bodies together, then I glued on all the decorative pieces, lastly the dark tail feather to the yellow tail feathers.  Then I used a brown fine tip marker and "stitched" around everything. 

The split in the yellow feather goes over the tabs on the back of the body.  Since I used two bodies to make a turkey I was able to attach to the tabs as shown in the photo.  If using one body, spread one tab left and one tab right.

Add the large orange tail feathers and you have a completed turkey just like the booklet that comes with the cartridge.

This is a quick project, in the foreground are the tools I used, glue, tape gun, white gel pen, scissors, bone folder, brown fine tip maker and tweezers.  These are the extra tail feather assembled and folded in half.  When glued to the turkey and each other they give a neat 3D look. 
I went back and added googly eyes and white gel pen on the dark cardstock to add a bit of detail. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sistine Chapel Progress

Hi!  I put the last few stitches in the scene, The Creation of Adam.  That means 2 down, 38 more to go. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

    Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Best Wishes and Blessings to all.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A way to stitch the Sistine Chapel that works for me.  An inexpensive quilting frame from the craft store.  Used a coupon, of course.  Longer dowels added, and the dowels are sanded very smooth.  The bags are to hold the fabric so it doesn't rest on the floor.  I cut the handles, stitched on velcro so the bags come on and off easily and I can get the handles of the bags around the top frame without undoing all the hardware.

Frame with the fabric.  I stitch "in hand" so I only use the frame to hold the weight not to keep the fabric at a certain tension level.   I can pull up a chair and stitch, or pull the top frame off and stitch in the recliner, the frame still holds the weight of the fabric off my hands and off the floor.

Floss needed just for scene 4.  4 cards of colored floss, lots of blended threads.  3 more floss cards for the borders, skin tones and such that are repeated through most of the entire piece.  Then 5 needle holder cards that hold filled needles ready to stitch.  I took scissors and added extra cuts so the card holds twice as many needles as the manufacture provided.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sistine Chapel. Scene 5

Hi. Finally some reportable progress on this piece. I started in the center with Scene 5. The Creation of Eve is done. Next is Scene 4 the Creation of Adam. I am working on the border. Many more scenes to go. It is a fun piece to work on. Especially since I have been to the Sistine Chapel.

Scene 5, the Creation of Eve