Sunday, 9 October 2011

Being Creative Project - September Theme - Autumn

Spring has arrived in Australia with it's usual mix of hot, cold, wet and/or windy weather.  Autumn is usually much kinder with sunny hot days and cool nights - a welcome relief after the humid nights of Summer.  Where I live in Australia there are not many deciduous trees to show off their Autumn finery, but the few trees that do, never disappoint.
My inspiration for this month's  Being Creative Project by Julia Crossland did come from the traditional colours of Autumn - oranges and golds.   I made a leaf bowl from a pattern by Jill Buckley using three layers of fabric; a rich orange upholstery fabric, a layer of cotton wadding and some heavy gold organza.  The three layers were machine embroidered together.  I did have some trouble with some of the points :( but didn't have the time or the inclination to make another bowl when the family wanted to know what it was supposed to be for!

My second project was a tassle.  I am a bit of a tassle fan so this was a great excuse to add another one to my collection, using bits and pieces I have accumulated over the years.