Hello out there in blog land! I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. It's a bit slow to show up around here, but I know fall is coming! I participated in another swap over at All Things Vintage. This one was a "Secret Heart Swap", with the sender being a secret until their package arrived. We could choose 1 large, 2 medium, or 3 smaller hearts. Once I decided on doing the 3 smaller ones, the "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil" monkeys popped into my head. But since these were hearts, and destined to be pin cushions, I couldn't help but do a "See no Needle, Hear no Needle, Speak no Needle" spin on it. I embroidered the letters across the top. Then I made the eyes out of paper clay using these fabulous tools from Pat Moulton here . I scored the backs of the eyes before they dried so the glue would get a better grip. I painted them with acrylics, then gave them a good glossy shine with 3D Crystal Lacquer.
"See no Needle"
Once I finally got the first one pinned and very carefully sewn on the machine, I was wondering what I got myself into lol. I thought a box cushion would be a fairly simple design to sew. It would have been had I been dealing with a square or circle. But the tops of those hearts were tricky and fiddly! Once I got one done and loved the way they were turning out I had to do it two more times :) Luckily the side material had lines so it was a little easier to get everything lined up!
"Hear no Needle"
"Speak no Needle"
I think that was the look on my face as I went to the Post Office to send my first ever International Shipment! I had feared and dreaded it for so long, and I finally did it.
These crazy guys now live in Australia! Hey, does that make me an international artist? Hahaha ;) Have a great weekend!