Saturday, September 5, 2009

Miniature Scene


I had to do a miniature piece for a silent auction and this is what I decided on.

The piece itself (4''x4")was done with my embellishing machine, needlepunching the basic scene with wool rovings. Then I used my sewing machine to put in some birch trees, and finally finishing it with a bit of tatting , embroidery and beads..

I was pretty happy with it and proceeded to find a nice frame for it.

WELL..... after struggling to get it framed I could NOT get it to look centred. Don't know if it is because of the puzzle shape or what but it was not to be.

So.... I needlepunched it to another piece of wool and trimmed around the edge to look like a frame??!!??!! Since I photographed it on a black background, you cant see the black frame around the piece!

I applied a hanger on the back and considered it done!

Perhaps I will set this aside and do something else!

18 comments:

Merry said...

What a beautiful piece. Amazes me how you create a scene from pieces of wool and thread.

June said...

superb and inventive. Gorgeous work maggie
hugs June x

Judith said...

Hi Maggie! Love the little scene. I have just ordered an embellishing machine!!Hopefully it will arrive next week. Hmm...I am SO excited by the possibilities!!Can you felt anything fibre?Or just very fine wool?

freebird said...

It's a terrific piece. I think it is the puzzle shape that makes it look off-centered. It's just the way of it. I don't see a way around it but anyone looking at it will like it.

Sharon said...

Now thats some puzzle pc. my dear Maggie. I love it. You too have been a busy girl. It amazes me how you do that!!!Sharon

Ann Flowers said...

That turned out fantastic. I think it is beautiful. I do not think you need to make something different. It is so good.


Ann
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

It looks beautiful to me on the black background. Sometimes, things look best "rustic" and not square. Your stitching is lovely

Have a lovely Sunday

Hugs, Carolyn

ps. I'll eat your portion of jam!

Joy said...

Well it's absolutely charming. And even if it doesn't look exactly centered, so be it - art is art even if it may not be perfect. :o)

{But I think this piece is!}

Judy S. said...

Impressive, Maggie! I like your birdnest pin also.

Sandy said...

I like the shape and the piece. Thanks for visiting my blog.

purplepaint said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I have yet to get the hang of felting...

Terri's ThreadArt said...

WOW! This is amazing!It makes me want to get one of those machines!It looks perfect to me!

Jackie said...

Maggie, that piece is just lovely.

You are one talented lady.

God bless.

Pat Winter said...

Maggie, it is so pretty! You did a fabulous job. Hugs,Pat

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Beautifully creative as usual!

Stopped by to say hi.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maggie, I absolutely LOVE your wool felted puzzle piece. You are so creative and talented. Hugs Judy

Maggie R said...

To all who responded to this piece. Thank you so much...
The puzzle piece was one I had from Pat Winter's exchange.. I was going to do mine in felting so I aborted this one and did crazy patch instead which was a learning experience....
Doing this piece was fun but a challenge.... I hope it will bring pleasure to someone at the miniature auction..
BTW I just finished a journal cover and will post later so stay tuned..
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

NEEDLEWINGS said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!