Sunday, 23 June 2013

Stick boy's festive season

I stitched this up for the illustration stitchalong on Flickr. It's a Tim Burton illustration and I though it would make a funny addition to our Christmas decorations this year! An antidote to all the glitz :) Slightly strange to be stitching something Christmassy quite so early (although I will be starting on proper Christmas stuff soon- anyone else starting to think about Christmas presents, eeek!!!???). This was a really quick embroidery because it's fairly small. I think the next one is a 'free choice' one so will maybe pick an illustration from one of my favourite comics or from one of the kids books for that one, although I'm tempted to do a quick Spike Milligan one as well! Why not join us?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Goldwork robot

I made this for my little robot boy! He decided that the robot should be 'all shiny gold'. I found some of the goldwork a bit of a chore. the couching down of the threads using fine thread is quite time consuming and is a repetitive task. However now it is done I do like the look of all the gold. I used a metallic thread for the guitar. The pattern is from Urban Threads they have tons of cute robot patterns.
To finish it off I'm going to buy a small canvas and stretch this over the frame.
It was Jake's 4th birthday recently and we had a robot party with robot cake, robot chocolates and robot biscuits. We had robot bunting and a washi tape robot on the wall, it was a very 'Jake' party - he was very excited by it all.