Girl in Stitches

Being the occasional and rambling account of one young lady's adventures with fabric and a soldering iron

Paper Bodice – part 3

I can think, off the top of my head, of at least a dozen urgent things I needed to do at the weekend. That dress for my childhood bestie’s mother, … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Accessories

I put this flower ring I made on Etsy the other day. I think it’s cute, but I have no idea how to persuade buyers that. I’ll figure out the … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mess

Oops. I think some of my fabric stash may have exploded. This is quite a restrained photo, the real extent of the mess is much worse. Creating! Hoo-rah!

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beadery

This is fun, and fairly simple although a bit fiddly – paper-bag-printed vilene interfacing turned into beads. I’m thinking necklace.

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Butterflies

Not sure what to do with these. Perhaps a series, all mounted and framed together. Yeah, let’s go with that, but I’d need at least three then and I’ve currently … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cam dram

I decided to update my Etsy listings and ended up having Major Drama with my camera. Can’t go into details: it’s too fresh, too painful. Suffice to say I made … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flowerrrs

Five flahs. Organza bonded and cut with a soldering iron and some metal flower stencils.

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper Bodice – part 2

I did some cyanotype photograms the other day and it went superbly. And then I tried it on a square of hand-woven Vietnamese silk and I botched it. It looks … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Framing stars

Waaaaah I am such an idiot. I have three galaxy pieces that go together and I decided to frame them. The first frame I thought ‘well this looks almost the … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interfacing prints

I paper-bag-printed some sew-in interfacing, which came out much more vibrant than the paper bag, and then cut it into flowers. I don’t know what to do with them now, … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment