Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Going to stitch this up for one of my swap partners in the Hoop Up! Embroidery swap! Her theme is 'dreamland'...so I came up with a girl based on the song, "Swing on a Star" ...as sung by Bing Crosby of course! The little girl inspiration came from my own sweet babygirl in her footie pj's...and love of swinging. The thing next to her is a jar of fallen stars. This is going to be fun to stitch!
We were having a little discussion in one of our swap threads about having a Bing Crosby embroidery group when this swap is over...and so I haven't been able to get Bing out of my head.... which sparked the inspiration for this:
I'm going to stitch it up eventually... Love me some Bing!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
If I could send this to Dolly I would & if anyone knows how to get a celebrity address to send fan art to...please let me know!!!
I've been stitching like crazy the last couple of days. This is from a pattern/drawing I had done. I embroidered it in black DMC 310 floss with the strands varying in different parts. Most of it was stitched with 3 strands. The fabric is a pink cotton printed with glitter. I LOVE this fabric & it just felt right to do my Dolly Parton embroidery on.
I've finished 1 of the 6 pieces in the Hoop up! Embroidery swap!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I've recieved my first package from fellow swap team member j q adams! He sent a cream colored Kona cotton to stitch a fantasy woodland theme on. This fabric is fabulous to stitch on... and I'm so happy with how my design of 'bears playing hopscotch' is coming out. The thread colors are some that John sent in the package as well... so I've started with the bears first & will figure out what color the things in the background landscape should be as I stitch along. Stay tuned for more progress on this project as well as my update soon on the Amy Butler frenchy bag in the day of the dead skulls fabric! I need to take photos!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I joined the 'doll a week' group on flickr. It's a group where you submit one photo of any doll once a week for a year. I joined last year's doll a week group...but got sidetracked sometime in March or April & didn't get back to it. I'm hoping to stick with it this year!
This is my first photo entry which I called "The 3 Stooges in a Photobooth"...and speaking of flickr.... at the end of last year I joined a fabulous embroidery swap! It's called the Hoop Up Stitch and Send Swap... which was developed after great fun was had in the latest Tea Towel Tour on craftster. I think some of us just didn't want the fun to end! In the hoop up swap we pick our theme & are not limited to embroidering only on 1 tea towel. We send out any fabrics of our choice to our team mates & see what creativity blossoms! For my theme, I picked "babygirl loves"...anything & everything a girl of 3 would adore!
This is the first piece I designed & then stitched to kick off the theme...a sweet pony with some hearts since Babygirl loves ponies. I plan on making a quilt for her with the embroidered panels we receive in the swap.
Everyone seems to have fabulous themes chosen & so much inspiration...I don't think there is a single theme I wouldn't want to stitch up! I can't wait to get the first fabric panel to get stitching!
Happy Crafty New Year Everyone!