It never fails. I have a great friend who always request "something" for someone that will be original. She is always opening up new windows of my creativity for me. See, there are things I want to do but the need to do list is always longer. Somehow K.C. allows me to transform my want to do to my need to do. Soooooo, I HAD to do this art piece! A good friend of hers is amazing with fabric and hand detail sewing. Well this person is turning 50 and we needed to give her something hand made. Have you taken the handmade pledge?
Anyway this cute 6x12 art piece is based on Charlotte Lyons idea of using up "what's left" in collage art. She was featured in a November/December issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors. I have been wanting to get to do something along this line, but that would be a "want", not a "need" to do. I was so excited to go to my "vintage sewing goodies" box and dig. From there it all escalated to some fun stuff. Everything on this has something to do with the "gift-ee" and sewing crafts
These leaf looking things are actually a little tatting tool, taken apart and collage with the definition of tatting and an old sewing machine add. I love how they make the perfect little leaves.
The key to the gifted-"gift-ee's" happiness is her amazing talent which is what makes her life "sew" good. There are several other elements that pertain to her. She is from "across the pond" so I used the little package from needles made in England, including an actual needle from the package that I used on the piece. The "lucky 50" is from an old bingo game card and we all know why that is added. Finally I sealed the whole art piece with bees wax for that smooth finish.