Monday, 30 January 2012
Another issue is what to do with him, I'd planned to put him in an 8 by 6 oval hoop and hang him with some other hoops I have on display, but I can't find one anywhere-I don't think they actually exist so I might stretch him over a small canvas or put some dowel at the top and bottom to make a sort of wall hanging- but am open to any suggestions.
I think my next project will be a sort of fill stitch sampler- maybe even a tutorial (oooo fancy!) in the meantime I'm testing a really cute pattern for imagine gnats that I can't wait to show you and also stitching up some flash gordon fan art (oooo geeky!)
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
As Jake is also currently obsessed with space this image from 'How to catch a star' was ideal for his room. I never have much luck transferring images onto dark fabric (this is a quilters cotton) so I redrew the image, this also enabled me to resize the image to fit my hoop. I then stitched in back stitch, split and satin stitch and added some double-x stars to finish. The star looks more blended and less stripey than it does in the photo- the flash has highlighted where the colour changes.
Jake's verdict? I got a "clever boy mummy" which I think means he likes it- unless he has mastered sarcasm at a very young age!
Oh and while I'm on the subject of Oliver Jeffers, here is a fan who expresses her love for Oliver's illustrations using a different type of needle!
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Emily Peacock did two gorgeous cushion cover designs for CrossStitcher magazine. This is the first one and I'm about to start the second, I'm planning to make them up as they were shown in the magazine with a red polka dot backing and red pompom trim. I really enjoyed stitching this one- no half stitches!
Emily Peacock has done some really great designs several of which are on my to-do list and I'd really recommend them to others as they are really simple to stitch, there are some lush woolly cross stitch kits on her website that I am in lust with.