I've been so busy with putting in the garden, gathering dye stuffs, tending the gobs of chicks in the brooder, and normal everyday life stuff that I haven't stitched or felted in days. It goes like this, the ebb and flow of life. I'll find time soon to feed my muse but in the meantime I thought I'd share some stones I've done recently. If you follow me on facebook you might have seen some of these already, but if not...
I occasionally offer custom order stones. Recently I had two people request daffodils, a flower I had never attempted before, and this is what I came up with.
Bending bloom times a bit... daffodils with violets at their feet.
These stones were to compliment each other.
This one has Spring Beauties on it, another new-to-me flower. This pale green wool was dyed using tansy and beans.
The beach stone was a totally new request and I wasn't sure how to approach it at first. In the end I went with seaweed, sand, and shells on an ocean colored stone. Though I hope to use only natural dyes in my work one day I have to say that I love the colors of this stone. It's a mix of colors I dyed a while ago using procion dyes.
I don't often offer custom work because typically my busy schedule doesn't allow for it, but I love the ideas that were presented to me in this batch.
The garden beckons. Happy Thursday!