Monday, February 6, 2012

CQJP 2012 - Recycle

Recycle  February - All that glitters is ....... plastic bags.

Well a very shabby photo but this months crazy block is made from plasic bags.   I have stripped the bags then knitted them into shapes.  The flowers added are also plastic bags and not easy to see but some of them have been sprayed with adhesive and dipped in glitter.

Not sure how the 3D flowers will go into a journal cover but I think they will sit flat in time.

Knitting the plastic strips was not a good experience.  I know buring bags gives off fumes but so did knitting them up.  So this might be the end of knitting up plastic.  I used my Versa tool (and a mask) when trimming the edges but it didn't seal the edges very well and they will need taping down.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shadow Stitch

Today I have done a little shadow stitching to go into one of the blocks I am making.  A bit over the top maybe but I wanted a little bit of me in one block, so here it is.  It was done in single white DMC thread with a crewel 10 needle.