With September in town and a major drop in temperature on the way, the quick post today will announce the start of our newest challenge over at the Fadengrafik Challenge before fall finally kicks in. We're having a "mushroom" theme this month, and it turned out to be quite a challenge for me to be honest.
For a moment, I thought about using a mushroom pattern from my stash that I've turned into a card ages ago already, but then again, I didn't want to just reproduce something I've already done. Instead, I decided to use a simple geometric pattern that I have used probably a dozen times, in different colours and combinations. Oh well...
To make it worse, I decided to create a bookmark rather than making a card - which, too, is a something I have already done a dozen times using this particular pattern.
But then again, I've never used this particular combination of brown yarns (only a really, really similar one, lol!). Anyway, after the stitching was done I enhanced the white paper using dark brown cardboard, while I began to go through my stash looking for a matching piece to cover the other side.
Overall, the brown-ish colours of my project are visibly inspired by the beautiful paper collection by Nina Štajner which I recently purchased after going back and forth about it for quite a while. The lovely autumn critters are simply adorable, and so are the patterns she in her paper collection, but how could I possibly use them in my crafting projects when they're just too beautiful to be cut, folded, glued, and/or covered? In the end, I simply *had* to have them.
As there was no mushroom in my stitched motif, I now began to search the paper set looking for a fitting mushroom piece: preferable a rather tiny pattern that would cover the back of my bookmark and resemble the real-life situation of a mushroom picker in the forest: they might not be there in plain sight, but if you keep looking, you might eventually find them along the way.
Make sure to follow the official regulations though, which will very likely be no more than 2 kg per person per day, which should be more than enough for any normal individual. By no means do it the "Slovenian way" which will include forest raids with a daily prey of 50+ kg, proud photo evidence of piled up mushrooms and bragging about one's "success" to just about everybody without even thinking that no person in their right mind can process this amount of fungi, especially as this is most likely not a once-a-year lucky find. Take approximately as much as you can/will eat til the next season and leave the rest to grow and/or rot, for heaven's sake!
A little contribution to the September collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- brown sugar: ATG
- C.R.A.F.T.: back to school
- creative inspirations: something seasonal (fall)
- creative moments: ATG
- cute card thursday: ATG but a card
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- sketchy challenges: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- use your stuff: back to school
- wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open design team challenge: ATG