Friday, March 25, 2011

March Papertrey Ink Blog Hop (with a side helping of blog candy)

The challenge for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop was to use embroidery floss in our project.  I used some two-toned handspun embroidery thread made with white corriedale wool and some unidentified dyEd wool curls.

My project is a little piece for home decor (approximately 4.25" squarish). I made the basic house embellishment a couple of weeks ago and there it sat much as it was pictured in that post (Tim Holtz Townscape On The Edge Die used to make a mask spritzed with Adirondack New Lettuce). For this project I lined the edges of the houses with a black pigma micron pen and added a little stick figure in one of the windows. I made the banner out of some K&Co. scraps from another project with the help of a lovely very tiny hole punch I've owned for about 15 years and have no idea of the brand. The cardstock is PTI Vintage Cream and a mat of True Black. I used the tiny hearts from Wonderfully Whimsical for the smoke and Wild Honey Distress Ink.

The blog candy I'm offering is a sampling of my handspun embroidery thread. All you have to do for a chance to win this is leave a comment saying something like, "I'd really love some thread", or "me, me", or "yes please". That way people who really don't care for handspun embroidery thread or spin their own won't have to chance winning just to leave a comment :D.

Added: You can leave a comment for a chance to win this sample until April 23, 2011. The blog candy winner will be drawn April 24, 2011 and posted April 25.

18 comments:

Monica K. said...

How cool that you made your own thread! The card is really unique too. Thanks for the chance to try out the thread! :)

I'm Renee said...

Very unique! And fantastic that you make your own thread! Would love to try some!

Pam S. said...

fabulous creativity! Love your row of houses and trendy banners! So cool! I've always admired folks that know how to make "their own"... I wonder if I could do your thread justice... I've kind of an organic kind of gal... try to be any time I can when we eat but right now I'm in this coloring jag! lol I would probably use it to hand sew on some vintage linen for Christmas ornaments or something! lol Thanks for the chance!
Pam Going Postal

Peggysuez said...

How creative!

Betty said...

your card is so cute - would love to win some of your hand spun thread - those are great colors - thanks for a chance to win!

Helen F. said...

Very cool! Love the technique for the houses~had to go back for a second look to see your stick person :o) Wow, hand your spun thread looks beautiful, thanks for the chance to win.

Inkyfingers said...

So creative and it will look great on a wall.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the houses on your card, they look awesome!

Susan Allan said...

Just love the way you have finished off the houses and the perfect touch is the little stick figure in the window.
The bunting just completes it perfectly!
I really love this, I just love your style and your experimentation.

My finger-spinning is coming along well!!
Sue xxx

Allison said...

So original...great job!

Kay said...

Love this skyline! It's so fun and cool!
Homespun thread? Oh my, I would love to just touch it if nothing else, I bet it feels amazing!

Audrey Frelx said...

Girlfriend, you're unbelievable!!! Making your own thread, and such a unique project!!!

Neusinha said...

Very cool!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh my, that skyline is just incredible! i have never made my own yarn or thread, but may need to give it a go!!

Dragon said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for the loely comment btw
Frankie
xx

Charlene said...

Love the artsy quality of your card! The banner is the perfect accent...cool thread too!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, I love how creative and unique your card is! amazing that you make your own yarn! I am so impressed!

jonaks said...

it is so cute!!!