Sunday, December 19, 2010

River Birch Reclaimed Fiber Art Table Runner

I discovered another fun project! This Reclaimed Fiber Art River Birch Table Runner was such a challenge to my patience and skill. I wish my photography was's just so much deeper in person. I had a special request for a birch table runner so I created a pattern based on table size and began the adventure! The pattern looks a little like a puzzle but I needed each line to fall in place to give a forest of Birch look.

I used three different beige wools for the tree bark and shrouded the deepest one with a couple layers of black netting to push it farther worked great!
Did I say how much I LOVE my free form sewing foot!!!! I have such a whimsical freedom with that little thing...anyway, I used it to create the bark markings mixed with small pieces of felted wool. I combined dressmakers netting and more wool to create the exfoliating bark. Other peels are stiffened cotton all stitched with silver thread.
The three dimentional knots are a must! I love making stuff like this! I finished the edge in a gloriously thick looped cocoa trim for a mix of artistic and formal. This runner measures 54 1/2" long to stretch down the center of a formal size table.

I think I will do a building scape next, perhaps...kid art style! Sky's the limits I guess when it comes to creative freedom!...and I do enjoy creative freedom!

I have to start a few gift certificate envelopes for my family so I'm not sure if I'll get another post before Christmas but I do want to wish you all a beautiful Christmas! I hope your dinners are perfect...your cookies are sweet and your family time is deep and rich!!

Enjoy my friends!
Love, Lenae

Friday, December 17, 2010

Drum Roll Please..........and the Winner is......

Sunni Sandy!!!

Congrats, my dear!
Thank you all for participating in my drawing! I really love doing just makes me smile :)
I hope you all have the most wonderful holiday!
Be sure to be part of my newsletter for up coming drawings and project updates.

Merry Christmas!
Love, Lenae

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free Give Away Drawing...Fa la la la la la la la la!

Happy Holidays, everyone!
This is such a lovely embellished time of the year around my house and I just wanted to share a fun selection of my Vintage clock face ornaments with you! As you can see above, they always turn out a whimsical addition to your Christmas tree.
My FREE give away drawing includes my Lydia, Sherman and Job ornaments.

I will be collecting names from here on my blog and my email ( found here or on my contact me page of my website for those of you that don't have a blog.

I will draw the winning name the morning of December 17th and posting it here.

Be sure to drop into my website and check out my new stockings!
Love, Lenae