I was lucky enough to find a gorgeous wee handmade valentines card sneaked in my cereal box this morn!
Always nice to know I am someone's "best love" :D
Since recovering from the lurgy I've been enjoying a flurry of designing and creating, which involves a lot of sketching,colour playing and computer work... and so not much to show just yet.
However there are a few other things I thought you might like to see, which have been off shoots from the designing and sketching....
This stag sketch began with an embroidery kit in mind but after playing with it in photoshop I got a printer and some fabric involved!
I was really delighted with the how the stag details came out, and immediately felt called to add some texture and colour....cue entrance of embroidery threads. I'm still working away on it in the evenings, and curious as to what it calls for next!
Other ideas began to spark from this piece also....the greatest part of creating!With Mother's Day in mind (probably the first time in my life I've ever considered the occasion prior to the actual day.sorry mum!), I got my paints out again....
And ended up with this sweet floral design printed onto cotton. The idea being the label makes for the perfect little frame to add heartfelt words/message with hand embroidery.
I'm offering this custom hand embroidered hoop art over in my etsy shop if you think it would make a lovely pressie for your mum....or any other special person in your life that likes a jar full of garden flowers and a bit of sentiment. You chose the words and I stitch :)
I'm heading off to Craft & Hobby Stitch International Show tomorrow in Birmingham and getting excited at all the of stitchery crafty goodness that awaits. I'm going as a buyer this time (as well as seeing if it may be a future fit for me and my kits). The words sweeties in a sweet shop come to mind :) Photos shall follow unless I get too carried away!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend x