Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Blog surfing took me to Craft Chi from In a Minute Ago for some glamour floss card holders. I thought they would be cool for a thread exchange. They don't HAVE to be used for embroidery thread! The Craft Chi link is to the January 7, 2008 entry showing the cards.

I also found a video library of embroidery stitches. There are 47 online video tutorials and the few I've watched have been very clear. There are also a number of embroidery patterns available.

Here are some of the results from the henna painting at the shower done by Heather at Little Fiddly Bits. This one was probably the most elaborate and the last one, on my sister's arm. She pretty much gave Heather free license to do whatever she wanted.

The foot of the bride-elect! The henna should last approximately 10 days,but that's just a general guideline. It depends on each individual's skin. My sister's barely showed up at all the next day. Mine is dark down my first finger but the rest is not easy to see. I haven't heard about anyone else's.

My daughter requested an African elephant. It turned out beautifully.

My granddaughter's hand. She was so pretty this day, with her naturally curly dark hair so shiny and framing her pretty face.

Heather also gave me the Henna Page website which has instructions on doing henna and tons of designs. I was so intrigued with her notebook of designs, which look so much like lace and inspired me tatting-wise AND Romanian Point Lace-wise. If you've checked into Lenore's blog lately, you know that she and I are doing a RPL exchange and she's ahead of me in the game, bum arm and all! I'm really liking the henna designs though and hope to come up with something from there.

I have to go shower gift shopping tonight but I hope to get home in time to get some tatting done. I've been working on something for Veronica that should have been done at the weekend, but the days tumble on!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link on the floss bobbins... I've been wanting to make some of my own! The henna designs are beautiful... I'm not sure my body is ready for that kind of art... I'll leave it to the young and skinny!


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