Jack and the Beanstalk is now a pillow, about 12″x16″. It is hand embroidered, my own design, inspired by a book of fairy tales. This has an overlap opening on the back.
And I finished the Mermaid and Troubadour pillow, about 15″ by 16″. This is my favorite one. It has a side zipper.
Here are the backs. Jack has blue and green. Mermaid has lavender and multicolor.
I forgot to post these, I’ve been so busy stitching them. These will be pillows, 12-14″, for sale at the TwoTwelve Arts Center holiday sale.
This is the newest Fairy Tale embroidery. It was my sons’ favorite story when he was young, and his Grandma recited it for him many times. I’ll make this into a pillow after I quilt it.
I have been hard at work for a couple weeks making ornaments for the TwoTwelve Arts Christmas show. I have glass birds, and decorated trees. And I made some new pendants too. This is just part of what I’ll put in the show for sale. I’ve been working on embroidery designs for pillows.
And, in case you wondered, I’ll show you the princess formerly known as Monkey Arms. Her proper story name is The Golden Ball.
A new embroidery, for another pillow. This one is Tell Me a Story. It features a Princess, who is talking with the little bird who has landed on her hand. He flew out of the cage. A little dog watches them. The Princess’s horse waits patiently to resume the ball game they were playing.
Nearby, an elephant is being tailed by a rabbit. And an alligator has left his house, to go after the goldfish which just swam past the horse. It was a nice, sunny day.
Another new embroidery! I can’t stop! This one is Sunshine. It will be a pillow, like the others. I have to hunt for the right fabric to use as border and back. I am having too much fun with these storybook style figures. Number 81
This is the finished pillow, Imagine. I love the border fabric given to me by Gail, a good friend with a good eye for fabric. Number 80
This is a new embroidery I call Imagine. I started it Thursday night, with the first gnome who had a magic feather and conjured up a robot. The mushrooms grew overnight.
On Friday I added a smiling cat, and Holly reminded me to add a carrot. even fairy tale creatures must eat vegetables.
I felt like inviting a fairy just for fun . Once I made her, I realized she had to be riding something. So, since I had a carrot, I added a purple rabbit.
The elf was flying past and saw the spectacle, so he joined the fun. Then the moon came out and the robot started shooting sparks.
Today I will finish quilting it with cross stitches, and then will add a border and make it a pillow. Number 78
Just finished, a new embroidered pillow, Robot Chicken! The background is tea dyed cotton dish towel. The designs are all my own, inspired by a variety of things.
This one started with an off-brand box of tissues, that had a cool flower on it. So I made a flower in the lower left corner. Because I wanted to make some french knots, I did a spray of them above the flower. They looked like warts on a frog, so he came into the picture.
Then, I wanted a chicken to be eyeing the frog for a snack, so I looked at a children’s’ book to see how a chicken is put together. My chicken has taken liberties with biology, as has the short legged frog.
Then I felt like a few more flowers were needed, to put the chicken in perspective, so they grew up behind her. And of course, what chicken is complete without a robot? One is flying by at the moment, so in he came. A goldfish wandered in to balance the composition, and blow bubbles. A few more bubbles splashed around, and Bob’s your uncle, the picture is complete. Except for the rainbow of crosstitches I added as I quilted the top to batting. Number 76
This pillow is made of leftovers from a lap quilt. I love the fabrics of Kaffe Fassett. 71
Dreamland, A pillow made of my original designed embroidery of a fairy tale which features a turtle on the moon. I just haven’t yet made up the fairy tale. 72
Another of my designs for a fairy tale, a little mushroom house for a wee folk. This little pillow is number 73 for the year.
And I just cut some fabric to start a new fairy tale embroidery. I’m on a roll.