Wednesday, 2 February 2011

On a roll!

The QB5 gals recently did a swap and Carole sent us all a lovely 'snippet roll' After seeing her tutorial here I was inspired to have a go! I decided mine would be a 'story spool' based on TAP transfers, using only fabric and embellishments.
And embellish I did! totally went to town with the lace, buttons and ribbons!
I sewed a ribbon to the top and threaded it through the reel as a hanger

once you have completed the backing it would make a great 'stitchery on the go' project! you could also create a whole story on it! Valentines, Easter, Christmas and more!

I punched some holes in a little wooden heart
I dyed the reel using gesso and tea bags. This was a fun project, thank you Carole!
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32 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Oh I love this to bits, I would love to have a go at one of these. How did you get the pictures on the material? It would be a lovely project to take away and do on holiday as the supplies would be minimal!!

Karen said...

ooooo I can see that you had wonderful fun with this Margaret!!! Its really lovely and tactile xxx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Whooo I love this Margaret! I've got a few empty spools, I may just have to make one of these!!
Jan x

Fabric Art said...

Margaret this is a fantastic piece,love everything you have put on it, amazing art work.
Anni

Halle said...

This is very pretty. So unique.

La Dolce Vita said...

great piece M, love the texture and transfers!

Robin said...

Awwww, this is just the sweetest ribbon ever! Love how you added the heart and various embellishments....just adorable.

Hugs,
Robin

~*~Patty S said...

ooo how very lovely M!

precious details...so much to enjoy!
oxo

Joanna said...

This is LUSH! Love it so much, beautiful work.

xx

Jill said...

Oh, it's just beautiful! I keep reading about TAP transfers...on my list to do... This is really lovely!

Oxana said...

WOW!!! Stunning creations, Margaret!
Hugs
Oxana

Suz said...

Margaret,
That is wonderful! I had forgotten you were a QB5, too. That is one of my very favorite groups to watch!

Wonderful job!

Hugs,
Suz

Linda said...

Ohhh....I love it. These are so fun. I could keep a list on mine!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Love Jo's word LUSH. I will just say GOOR-GEOUS!!!! I think these snippet rolls have gone viral. :)

LoL about Linda's LISTS.

Alisa said...

What a fun idea! I like how you aged the spool.

PetraB said...

This is such a stunning and beautiful piece. I love how you used and combined all the little bits and pieces. And you gave me an idea for a charm I have to make ... (lol) thank you so much.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It's beautiful, Margaret!
Angela

carole brungar said...

haha, love how these wee rolls are infectious! Yours is lovely, very ME I'm thinking!!

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Wow, Margaret! It is really a gorgeous creation!

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Margaret, that is fabulous! Thanks for the link to the tutorial which I've saved - also another blog I now HAVE to follow - lol. Thanks also for entering my OWOH giveaways x

Annar said...

Gorgeous creations !

libbyquilter said...

omg~!!!~ THAT is gorgeous~!!~

:-)
libbyQ

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely creation! Love your description as well!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW Margaret you've just taken the snippet roll to a whole new level!! Love the feminine feel of your embellishing.
Bellissimo - what a treasure you've created!
I'm with Carole - it's very ME too!!!
Shane

bad penny said...

Totally love it Margaret

Lynette (NZ) said...

Absolutely beautiful.

bad penny said...

PS ...I didn't know what to do for our ACT swap - was really struggling you & Magpie's nest Patty have inspired me & now I know what I'm going to do ! Thank you xx

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, and wow again, love it. What a fun project :)
PS Finally getting round to painting my printers tray, remembering your inspiration

Blossom inch said...

love this project of your, you used the wooden spool and make this long altered ribbon and you roll it with the spool. Awesome!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

this is so beautiful....I saw it on Voodoo's blog and had to come look...I am glad I did!

Marva said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!

Blossom inch said...

I have done this snippet rolls after seeing your post, I have also written a blog post on the snippet rolls which will be out tomorrow 24 March at 1:05 pm our time. Please hop on to my blog at www.blossominch.blogspot.com

I link your blog in my post as well and I did mentioned your blog.

Thanks again.
Hugs