Not a lot of crafty things happening lately. But I did get the urge to try making a card with an irregular cut-out frame. And I wanted to try making little free-hand silhouettes to embellish it. Real card-making aficionados would be using a fancy die cutting machine for the embellishments or at least a craft knife. I used whatever scissors was lying around. When you are playing like you are in grade school, you just go with what you have. The design is from Prairie Schooler, the 'Boo' mini-card. It was just small and cute. Plus Halloween has so many interesting motifs to use. I think it turned out pretty well and I'm sure I'll be using this technique again. Hope it doesn't scare you!
I finally finished a square for a ladybug-themed quilt. I stumbled on this design in a folder of designs from magazines that I had saved before disposing of the issues. Frankly, I rarely go back and stitch them so I guess it's a hoarding instinct. In this case, I finally found a use for this cutie pie. The design is from Cross Stitch & Needlework, May/June 2000. That's a long time ago! So many people have stitched a ladybug square that Bonnie, the quilter for World of Charity Stitching, plans to make two quilts.. one a 'silly ladybug' quilt which this one is destined for and one a 'realistic/elegant ladybug' quilt.
Thought you might like to see where some of these squares I've been stitching ended up. Bonnie makes a lot of the quilts and the following three are ones she made. She comes up with really interesting designs and she's fast as lightning. You wouldn't believe how many of these she turns out.
Here is the teacup quilt that includes the Vermillion Poppy teacup on the right that I stitched:
Here is the birdhouse quilt with my Expect a Miracle square at the top center:
And finally, the lighthouse quilt with the square I stitched in the center:
You can see more WOCS projects on their blog.