Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I want to go wandering...

I was finally able to give my big sister the embroidered cushion I made for her!  It took a long time to finish because so much was happening the last few months.  It's only a few months late!

I embroidered a picture from the book "Off the Beaten Track" A Traveller's Anthology, by Laura Stoddart (Orion Books 2002).  It's a beautifully illustrated book full of quotes from travellers through the ages. 

I drew it onto calico first and coloured bits in with my Derwent colouring pencils before embroidering it.  I mostly used one strand of DMC cotton but there were a few places I used 2 strands, and stuck to the old trusty backstitch.




  The messy back of the embroidery!



 



Finished!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Embroidery patterns from wendalene at big cartel....

Just a reminder that if you purchase an embroidery pattern from my shop at big cartel, please check you have an up to date email address linked to it...sometimes the email address on paypal is an old one and doesn't work any more, and then I can't email you the PDF pattern!  :(




Monday, December 3, 2012

Markets again....Mums and Bubs

We had the December mums and bubs markets last Saturday and so I was busy sewing and drawing right up to midnight on the Friday.  Some pics from the markets ....





  

I drew some little people onto small dishes with the Pebeo pen for ceramics, and baked them in the oven....





I drew another owl in waterproof pen, then coloured him in and stitched around the outline and put some stitches inside as well ...



 and did a few new embroideries which I made into small cushions.....



November disappeared in a blur of hospital visits and trips to Sydney.  My youngest grandson underwent a huge operation on his skull to give him some more room, his third operation since he was born with craniostenosis.  He has bounced back remarkably well, he is such a little fighter!

And I still can't show my sister's birthday present as I have not been able to give it to her yet.  Hopefully soon.