Well here are the finished photos from the denim vest I was embroidering previously. I had to wait for the US postal service to deliver the thing before putting these up.
She was very happy with the result, and from the look of the photos, it looks great on!
I’m really pleased with the way this turned out, with the modern leaves and classic blossom flowers. Took a long time to complete, but an enjoyable time.
If anyone wants anything embroidered, hit me up. I love doing this kinda thing.
The leaves of the vest, part way through stage one.
This one might take a while to finish.
Or a “how I do it” might be a better title. I don’t exactly follow any rules!
Let me know if you think I should/shouldn’t :)
Here is a very belated finished embroidery!
I’m sorry I forgot to follow up the last image. I had a busy festive period and I lost track of almost everything.
A friend of mine in California is sending me a denim waistcoat (denim ‘vest’ for all you American’s out there) that she wants me to embroider with flowers. I’m thinking of pansies and more blossoms like this one.
She wants them in red and purple, with some abstract green leaves in between. I think I’ve found a pansy shape I’m happy with, so just time to get the idea mapped out before it arrives, and THEN time for sketching to scale. FUN TIMES.
I’ve had a manic few months, and I’ve only just got back into having enough time to breathe, let alone do anything creative!
Here is the beginnings of an embroidery I started last night. As is often the case with this design, I find that I often prefer it when it’s part finished. I probably won’t like it as much, artistically speaking, when it’s finished, but I will still like if for the purpose for which is was created (to be added onto our quilt, my labour of love. I think a stitch or two might need re doing soon. Eek.)
Will post the finished photo, and the patch in situ when it’s done.
Bye for now!
Today I made this bag. That much is obvious, I realise, but anyway. It was made from recycled upholstery fabric (yes, I still have a ton of it) and it was woven and stitched into to create the box effect on the bag.
The straps were fun to do, because I’d never…we’ll in truth I’ve never made a bag in this way. But the straps were especially fun to do because I got to play with lots of different stitch settings on my sewing machine. Satin stitch sure does use up a lot of thread though. I used it to make the B on the end of the bag too. (It’s a gift for my boyfriend’s Mum, her name begins with B, obviously!)
I’m quite proud of this bag, because I can safely say that it is a unique design. I didn’t research and I didn’t get inspired by other bags. Entirely made it up, and made it in about ooh…four hours? Lovely afternoon!
Do you like it?
I like to do fun things with my photographs, but stencilling has some unwanted side effects on my hands!
I just noticed I am awfully behind on my updates, for which I am truly sorry.
Here are some photos of the pure alpaca wool I spun ages ago. I haven’t knitted it into anything yet, but that’s mainly because I don’t have a pair of 20mm needles (or even 15) to hand. It’s quite varied in thickness, as you can see, and needs some seriously chunky needles to cope with the fat bits. Will probably be enough to make a nice collar.
To go with Mario’s hat, it’s Yoshi’s egg! Can’t really have one without the other.
Here’s the new Mario hat patch on my latest quilt.