Most of you know I made my first missing pieces patchwork stone way back in 2008. They are very special to me, each and everyone and very dear to my heart.
I don't make many of them but when I do I really pour my heart into them from the choice of stone, its shape and color right down to the details in the fabric choices and placement and the artful joining of the pieces. The negative spaces are just as important to me. I think of them as pieces of art and each piece is always signed and dated.
The last stone I made was a custom one that was won by melissa as a giveaway. When I knew she was chosen, I had an idea and quickly fired off an email to her to ask if she had any little scraps of her custom designed fabrics that I could incorporate into the design. I wanted it to truly be a tiny happy stone. Well not that tiny but you get the idea. Her fabrics are so beautiful and to have them as a starting point really ignited my creative energy.
and a cozy hand made felt envelope to cozy up in for its trip across the world.
I am thinking of taking a few orders for custom missing pieces stone when things settle down a little over here. I am also working at night to get together a collection of stones for a shop update with the proceeds to go toward doctors without borders for their work in japan. Stay tuned.