Sunday, January 6, 2013

DDF - Day 6

We were planning on going skiing today but it was so foggy, you couldn't see a thing. We decided we didn't want to injure ourselves because we couldn't see the hand in front of your face. So we came home and I had more time to play with fiber.

 I finished cutting out the black and white applique. Some of those long strips were a bit tricky to cut out.
 Since it is going to be a "shadow" applique, I tried out various pieces of silk organza to cover the felt.
 It's hard to see the colors in these photos.
 This one is more purple than what shows in this photo.
 It was hard to decide which one to choose.
 Here's the piece after I basted the organza in place. I will then stitch it down at the edges of the white felt.
 Here is the front cover that I made for my little applique book. It needs to be stitched down as well. I wrote a post about the rest of the pages here.
 Then I went back to beading while I was watching the Seattle Seahawks beat the Washington Redskins. I completed the edging on this page.
 It is a "braided" edge. It was fairly simple to complete.
 Then I stitched down the cabochon on the front page. I've got to decide if I want to add more to the front page or just add the edge. It would be pretty plain but the book is really getting heavy. I'm not sure I should add much more.
Here's a side view of the cabochon. Perhaps I'll just add another couple of rings around the base. What do you think?

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