donderdag 15 november 2012

soft stones

Right before Christmas I will experience
for the second time
what it's like to have a stand on a fair
(the first time, last year on a Spring Fair wasn't exactly a succes,
but ... why not try again)
I don't like to make things just because
I want to sell them,
it kind of hinders my free creativity.
So now I must find things to make that I like doing
ánd that are salable
This is one of my first tries :

soft stones
I took some real stones
gave them a felted jacket
and started stitching.
Because it is a Winter Fair I thought it appropriate to start with white

Simple stitches, but the combinations are fun to do

Sorry, almost forgot to give Lisa credit for her felting tutorial
which is very helpful for a lot of people.

14 opmerkingen:

  1. These are amazing! And yes, so wintery :)
    hoping you do well at the fair!

  2. fabulous stones. like little pillows with beautiful stitching.

  3. YES! very winter-y. Each one a treasure. I am sure that you will do well your work is amazing

  4. Wow, Els, looks like a lot is going on over at your place! Beautiful rocks--nothing like white on white for elegance and class. Very seasonal too. Just LUV'd your felted purse in the previous post. Good luck at the fair--hope it's a sell-out for you!
    best, nadia

  5. Hé, ik heb zomaar een paar blog posts van je gemist.... Waar was ik ?
    Maarre... Allemaal supermooi! Jullie tassen zijn ook leuk geworden zeg.
    En de stenen zien er zo zacht uit, wat een goed idee zo met borduursel en al.
    Ik denk dat die je kraampje uit vliegen!
    Groetjes en een fijn weekend, Mirjam.

  6. absolutely beautiful ... and I'd guess they are a surprise to pick up too, heavier than their delicacy would suggest, which should engage those people who visit your stand. I hope they sell well for you, good luck ;-)

  7. They are lovley, Els, and I know exactly what you mean. I can't be bothered churning out loads of things I don't enjoy making, but you do have to be pretty sure that someone is going to want to buy something you have loved making! What a dilemna! Good luck with your second fair, I shall be doing my second one in December. Lx

  8. Sie sehen zauberhaft aus!
    Viele liebe Grüße

  9. Els your stones with felt are so beautifully made, love the embroidery.

  10. They look very elegant and fragile - nice contrast to the stones inside.

  11. Hi!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love these soft stones but I also understand the conflict between making things one is really drawn to make and making things to sell. My faux-stained glass fiber pieces are that way. They are "merchandise". They didn't start out that way, but that's what they've evolved into. Like you, I need merchandise right now so I'm making them. Best of luck on your upcoming sales opportunity. I hope it works out profitably!

  12. wat beeldig!
    ik heb zoiets in mijn hoofd voor de kerstboom maar dat wordt nooit zo mooi als jij dat kan....

  13. you have created some beautiful surfaces here....