Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Punch Needle Madness

Hello friends!

I have been madly punching away and painting and haven't been blogging much about my "crafts" lately. So...since I have finished a few and finally listed them on my prim*rose*hill ebay page....I thought I would share them here too so you can see what I've been doing! :)

PRIM PUNCH NEEDLE "SOW SEEDS OF LOVE" MINI RUG
This punch needle embroidery was punched by me on punch needle cloth using 3-strands of DMC cotton floss in colors of: black, pink, greens, oatmeal, salmon, blues, pumpkin. The embroidery punch needle was then trimmed and backed with a pretty grey fabric piece I had with textured black flowers, very soft and won't scratch your furniture. I then trimmed the punch needle mini rug in a piece soft grey yarn for a more finished look. The piece is a cute spring-time bunny hopping over curly-topped carrots with a heart between his paws. It has a black and dark green checkered border. He is all spruced up for spring with a cute wreath of pink flowers and green leaves around his neck!
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PRIM PUNCH NEEDLE "RED BUD LANE" on HP KEEPSAKE BOX
This needle punch embroidery was punched by me on punch needle cloth using three-strands of DMC cotton floss in wonderful prim colors of: black, tans, burgundy, greens. The embroidery punch needle was then attached to a paper mache box I hand-painted. The base/bottom part of the box I painted a barn-red. The lid top is also painted barn-red. The edges of the lid I base-coated in mustard-yellow and white, then I painted pine green--almost black in color--over the edges. The edges of the lid were then sanded and distressed to show the mustard-yellow & white flecks for a worn prim look. (The inside was painted a camel beige).
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PRIM PUNCH NEEDLE "CROWS AND TULIPS" HP KEEPSAKE BOX
This punch needle embroidery was punched by me on punch needle cloth using 6-strands of DMC cotton floss in 2-dimensions (adding depth) in colors of: golds, red, black, pink, green. The embroidery punch needle was then attached to a square box which I hand-painted a camel-beige-tan and "speckled" with brown flecks. The edges/borders of the lid were painted pink with antique maroon, then crackled and distressed to give it a more prim look. The inside of the box is the camel-beige-tan color, no flecks. I then trimmed the punch needle mini rug in a piece of vintage beige/cream lace that I had for a more finished look.
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PRIM PUNCH NEEDLE "SPRING 4 PATCH" HP KEEPSAKE BOX
This punch needle embroidery was punched by me on punch needle cloth using 3-strands of DMC cotton floss in 2-dimensions (adding depth) and also textured to add "fluffiness" (to the bunny & chick). It was punched in colors of: pink, green, orange, yellow, blue, purple. The embroidery punch needle was then attached to a square box which I hand-painted the sides ecru, painted polka dots, and "speckled" with tan flecks. It was then walnut-stained for a distressed look. The edges/borders of the lid were painted sage green with walnut-stain also to distress it and give it a more prim look. The inside of the box is the camel-beige-tan color, plain. I trimmed the punch needle mini rug in purple DMC floss for a more finished look for the edging. I had a cute little carrot button that I attached in the middle of the mini rug. Very cute!
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PRIM PUNCH NEEDLE "POPPIES" FLOWERS on BASKET
This needle punch embroidery was punched by me on punch needle cloth using three-strands of new cotton DMC floss in wonderful prim colors of: corals, tans, browns, golds, olives. The embroidery punch needle was then attached to a rectangular very dark-brown & black woven wicker basket.

And that's what I've been doing. It really feels good to be back in business again. I have missed my craft work. Hope you're having a great week so far!

Hugs,
Sheri

2 comments:

FrenchGardenHouse said...

These are all so wonderful! Love them! Thanks so much for visiting me today, so I could hop over here and see your beautiful creations.
Lidy

lyn said...

Hi, Sheri, This punch needle thing is a mystery to me. Is it anything like needle poked felt? Which is also a mystery to me.
I do enjoy looking at your beautiful work, though.
Lynn