Thursday, January 24, 2008

Valentine's Day Is Fast Approaching!!

I have just completed another fabric gift cone! This one is for my dear friend Patti B and is part of a Valentine's Day Gift Cone Swap on one of my art groups.

I used a vintage damask napkin as my base and then layered it with some wonderful old scarves. The pink one in the upper left corner is silk and I trapped a small piece of muslin stamped with an image of a bird underneath. In the back, I used an old Hankie with wonderful Red Poppies on it and then I added in some of the red/pink/purple lace that I had shown you in a previous post. I had such fun rummaging through my stash of old lace and bits and buttons to find pieces to add to this fabric collage. The flower jewelry piece at the front is actually an old clip earring that I stitched on to hold the top closed. At the very bottom of the cone I added a vintage chandelier prism and some sparkly beads. It is hard to see this detail in the picture.

In this picture you can see more of the details.

Here on the back , you can see that I trapped some paper butterflies under a cranberry red chiffon scarf and I did lots of Free Motion Embroidery over the whole piece to hold the thin floral scarf in place.

I will be sending this off to Patti after I add a few littl gifties to it! I hope that she likes it- but then what's not to like!!!


artisbliss said...

I love these gift cones! I shall have to try one or two. Very inspiring.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

You bead, you quilt!! This is divine!!! Looks like a fun swap, but how can you part with it?
hugs, chris

Dianne said...

So beautiful and romantic looking. Lucky Patti!!


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