Friday, November 30, 2012

Embellished flower pocket folders in plastic canvas

Here is the second set of pocket folders that  I have set out to make. I have again made two, one with white plastic canvas, the other with black. I just love how these turn out.
They just look amazing!

Stay tuned! 2 more sets yet to come...eventually.
I have been working on other projects recently. I finished one (which I will post later, as it's a gift for someone and I don't want to spoil the surprise), and I'm almost done with another. I've had to even put those aside temporarily to work on a couple commission pieces (not that I mind, as they bring in money to buy more supplies). I'll post pictures of everything if I can remember to!

Girl Scout logo in Plastic Canvas

While looking through some beaded craft designs online, I found a beaded barrette of the girl scout logo that made me smile. I was a girl scout when I was young, and seeing the  logo brought back some of the memories.
I immediately came up with my own pattern of the logo, and decided to do something with it. I quickly stitched up a couple items using plastic canvas. I had also been wanting to experiment with backing materials for plastic canvas, so this was the perfect opportunity!
On the back of one, I stitched felt to the back of it, just pushing my needle through it when doing the edging. On the back of the other one, I did the same, only using foam. They look OK, but me being the perfectionist that I am, I wasn't thrilled with them.
I didn't know what to do with either of them, but a friend of mine that I work with is active with the girl scouts with her daughter, so I gave them both to her as coasters.

I kept thinking of something else I might be able to do with this logo, and it hit me. I can use it to make a pocket folder like the flower ones that I had made! I got to work right away, and even personalized it (even though the pink yarn I used to personalize it doesn't look quite right).

I am very pleased with the way the folder came out. I think in the future, though, I will use a different color for the name.