Sunday, 16 December 2007
A Little Experiment
I keep seeing these lovely photos on others' blogs of photos that are done up like collages, so after a small bit of internet research, I've treated myself to a new bit of software called PhotoMix, and here is my first 'go' at a collage.
Below is my Stitchers' Lottery piece, finally finished!, which is a stitcher's case design by C Mon Monde - it's called Trousse aux Roses. I'm still a bit of a beginner with the finishing - this is my first stitcher's case - so it's not perfect, but I hope that whoever wins the lottery will enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed stitching it! The case itself has a pocket and a scissors keeper (please don't mind my gargantuan scissors in the photos, I have yet to treat myself to a proper pair of embroidery scissors, and these are a pair of jewelry-making scissors I've had for years!), and I added in thread rings as well. There is also a scissors fob, and a pincushion which reads 'Meme si nous ne sommes pas soeurs je ne saurais trouver ailleurs une si tendre amie de coeur' which, roughly translated by my good self, so please feel free to correct me!, means 'Even though we are not sisters, I couldn't find a more kindred spirit'.
Finishing this took me pretty much all weekend, although I did manage to do all my Christmas wrapping and finish up the card-writing. Phew! Nearly all set for Christmas - and only 4 working days left for me - hurrah!
I'm off to be brave and be I think probably the first to post my photos on the Stichers' Lottery site - I know several of you have also finished your pieces but are waiting for someone to be the first, so hopefully you'll follow my lead :)