Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
If you need some ideas for machine embroidery projects this Christmas, then Ashlea at Bunnycup has stitched out some of my gingerbread men illustrations. I think they look cute and there's 12 in this set.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I have been so lazy this summer, my blog is so out of date! Over at Bunnycup embroidery, Ashlea has been busier than ever and she has a new set of cute owls on her site. She's made them look so trendy and bright with her choice of colours. I would love one on some pjs!
Friday, June 26, 2009
This is my second attempt at some hand-stitched embroidery. I've used some little blue beads to embellish parts of the bear. I used the colonial knot to make the eyes and I think they have come out too big, so will have to use a smaller knot in future.
Monday, June 22, 2009
I have been looking at some illustrations by Jenny Hart recently and it inspired me to go out and do some hand embroidery. This ferret is from my sketchbook, a drawing that developed into the ferret toy that I made. I just traced the image in pencil straight onto some material. The stitches were thick enough to cover the pencil marks. It was addictive and I'm in the process of stitching out another character from my sketchbook.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Here are some examples of the newest embroidery designs that Ashlea has stitched up over at Bunnycup. I especially like the way the stitching on the sun behind the crane fans out like rays. In this set there is also a bonsai tree, cherry blossom designs, bamboo and a fan. In total there are 12 to choose from.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
12 new designs in redwork for machine embroiderers. The set is for "Kids of the World" so I drew oversimplified ideas for each nationality. Sure, there's a little stereotyping, but the characters are very cute so I hope you forgive me for the clichés. The way Ashlea at Bunnycup has stitched these are wonderful. I especially like the patterns she's used to fill part of the character's costumes.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Ashlea from Bunnycup is being really creative with her embroidery projects. She's in the middle of some experimenting and working out how to turn some of my illustrations into super cute soft toys! This is the first thing she did and her daughter liked it so much she sneaked it into her schoolbag! So Mr Owl has had his first day at school. I wonder what he learnt today?
Monday, January 19, 2009
First post of 2009! Yippee! I have been so busy and now I even have my very own sewing machine, which is easy to use and I've been having fun using it. Can't wait to post some new critters, they'll be bigger than the hand-sewn creations I make. Also, quite proud of myself for keeping my new years resolution so far, which is the same one I make every year, but can't seem to keep. Fingers crossed for the rest of the year.
These dinosaurs were fun to do. We're trying some plushie designs next.