Sunday, 23 May 2010

mexican style skull

Oh how I love skulls, especially floral mexican(ish) day of the dead style skulls.
I'm trying to do a bit more embroidery based on my own designs rather than using found imagery. I drew this little skull and decided to stitch it up on some bright cotton. It was nice to do something in my usual style as a break from a few weighty WIPs that I've been working on. I used one of those spidersweb-like stitches for the yellow flower and was really pleased with how it looked so will making use of them again in the future.

Now must get back to stitching that teeny tiny banner...


(pours large mug of builders tea)

(picks up needle)


Thursday, 20 May 2010

kick ass-isi!

Its tiny, so very tiny. This is the start of a border for a banner for this blog. Assisi work skulls of my own design, if you aren't familiar with assisi work check this

If anyone wants the pattern I can chart it for you
Working on such a small scale is ridiculous- I'm gonna end up cross-eyed

Monday, 17 May 2010

the mermaid and the star

I showed this little lady as a WIP recently. She is now finished and although I'm still not sure about the heavy black outline it does look more balanced now the border is on. I'm glad it's finished, I wasn't really enjoying it much. The wave was particularly tiresome as the darker blue floss was sort of woolly and kept breaking. Her scales are a bit of a cheat as I used variegated floss and I think it looks pretty nifty. The image is a copyright free image I found online.

She's going to hang out in the bathroom with this Sailor Jerry mermaid I did ages ago. She was stitched on a bag but the bag never gets used so she is going to be framed and hung on the wall instead.

Splish splash x