Saturday, February 28, 2009

First Toy Using My Sewing Machine

Just thought I'd post my first attempt at sewing a plushy with my new sewing machine. It took about 2 hours to make. I want to make some rabbits for my niece and nephew this Easter.

Kids Of the World Embroidery

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 clich├ęs. 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's Owl

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?