Friday, January 11, 2008

TIF Update and a Giggle

Two postings in one day. There's a first for me! I decided I am far enough along with my January TIF to show a progress shot. This is the color part of the challenge. (To see details of the Take It Further Challenge, go to SharonB's blog here.)

I have set a personal goal to go along with Sharon's challenge. That is to use some of the techniques that I have gotten new tools for or purchased a book or whatever, and then never used. My first one is to use the YoYo templates that seem to be everywhere these days. I have three of them - a small heart, a large circle, and a large flower. I've made up several from fabrics that match the challenge. In this photo, they are not stitched down, so they could move quite a bit in the final version. I started some hand embroidery this afternoon that will come from behind the YoYos. I plan to do more embroidery as I attach them and after. And yes, YoYos are a lot easier to make with the templates!

The bowl is cut from a fabric collage of bits of fabric and fibers with a layer of tulle free motion stitched in place. Many layers of stitching until it is pretty thick. I won't by doing very much hand stitching through that!

On another note: I had to share this picture with you all. Hubby has started painting the office/den/whatever and we cleared all the shelves and stacked some of the furniture in the guest room. I happened to walk by the door and noticed this fellow peering over the edge of the box. Apparently he does not like being left out of where it's happening! The doll is from Judy Skeel's Wee Whimsey class that I took a couple of years ago. She calls them "funny looking men with big noses." Not that you can tell from this picture! He did give me a giggle, tho.


Kay said...

Hi Liz,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I guess great minds think alike, right? I also like your TIF piece; creative combination of techniques, and it's always good to get some use out of all the fun things you buy!

Angela said...

Your TIF piece looks great, I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

Angela said...

Your TIF piece looks great, I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

Anonymous said...

This is great! I love the way you have used this month's colours, and don't those yoyos add wonderful texture! The bowl made from your fabric collage is inspirational, and it too must add texture. I am really looking forward to seeing this piece finished!

Jane Carlstrom said...

TIF piece is looking great.

Gwen said...

I am loving your piece, it should be beautiful! That photo of the doll peeking out is very good!

Anonymous said...

I am doing the same as you, exploring techniques I have seen or read about, as this challenge is ideal to try out new things.

I love your flowers. By the way, being a novice in fabrics, what are yoyos