Thursday, 28 February 2013

Challenge 49-Hanging About

Hello Everyone and a warm welcome to my blog. Always good to see you and to read any comments that you leave

Great matchboxes from the people who joined in at the Hatters for the last challenge

Well February is almost over and here we are with another challenge at Out of a Hat Creations. This week the theme is hanging about so this could mean something different to all of us.

I chose to make a hanging from a piece of material I had 'hanging' around for a long time.




It was a very sunny day when I took picture this so one side looks a bit faded but it isn't in real life.

I did blanket stitch and cross stitch in brown wool and the bit at the top is the metal that you find at the top of very cheap calendars. It is ideal to use for hangings and even better, I could thread it through the material on this one.

The flowers are in Kanzashi style. There are lots of different tutorials for these on the net but all are a bit different so I have tried to do my own Variation.

To finish it off I added buttons and some wooden leaves.--oh and crumpled ribbon-not sure about that though :(

Do pop to see what Sandra and Janet have made and say hello to them if you have time.

Love Chrissie xx

I am also entering this into the very first challenge at Rhedd and Rosie where the theme is anything goes.



26 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely work, used to do a lot of embroidery when I was able to see where to put the needle! Great challenge, too, I am looking forward to doing this one! Hugs, Valerie

hazel said...

A beautiful piece, I love the flowers.
xxx Hazel.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! I really adore the flowers and the crumpled ribbon looks fine! xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab flowers x trace x

Sandie said...

This is lovely Chrissie...I love those flowers...I'm going to have to have a look at how to make them..
Hugs
Sandie xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Beautiful work Chrissie, I love it. I think the crumpled ribbon is perfect. Hugs Sandra X

Ira Huberts said...

Oh that looks wonderful Chrissie! Great needlework and your flowers are amazing! Hugs, Ira xox
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butterfly said...

Gorgeous... your fabric rosette flowers are beautiful against the rich red - a really beautiful hanging!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful hanging, those flowers look fantastic.
Yvonne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, what an amazing project! I had never heard of these Kanzashi flowers before, they look wonderful!

Marianne said...

Very nicely done, Chrissie...lovely hanging. The color of the background is quite nice, and the flowers perk it all up with their colors and design.

Blessings,

Marianne

Sue said...

A beautiful hanging Chrissie, and I love your flowers x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow.. a stunning piece Chrissie
wow!

xxx Susi

Moira Gray said...

This is fabulous, great piece of work.
Thanks for joining Rhedd & Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge, we hope to see you again.

Moira DT

Tracey-B said...

This is lovely and completely different. Those flowers are brilliant, I think I might have to research them for a future paper project. x

Nicky Wilcox said...

What a fab project thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies xxx

Buttons said...

Love the way you've done the flowers on your great hanging Chrissie. Hugs, Jenny x

Von said...

Your flowers are just fantastic Chrissie :)
Von ♥

cardsandcompany said...

Great "hanging" project Chrissie. I'm off now to look fro some Kanzashi flower tuts.
Lorraine

Janet said...

Great Hanging Chrissie & beautiful flowers
Janet x

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Chrissie no end to your talents I see, what a fantastic hanging,what amazing needlework and beautiful flowers. The added wooden pieces ares so pretty embellishing those gorgeous flowers.

Marie

monikaskinner said...

Hi Chrissie. Love your stitching. The flowers are fab, lovely idea to add leaves and buttons. xxx

Lori said...

So pretty - love the flowers you created!

Suze Bain said...

This is so lovely Chrissie, those flowers are fab. xx

papercraftnut said...

Hi Chrissie! Love your fabric flowers. They are really pretty with the buttons and leaves you've added. Hugs, Tracy

Tina said...

Beautiful, those flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Rhed and Rosies forst challenge this week. Hugs Tina x