I love a bargain, or trying to create something out of nothing (something I picked up from my thrifty mother) - follow me on my sewing adventures and my constant quest to find lovely fabrics at bargain prices all around the world together with some of my daily trials and tribulations.
Ok, this is my very last post of 2012 and I want to share my latest picture that I have completed, the one on the left was my first and here is the second on the right so now to get them framed ready to be hung on the wall of the flat in London.
I loved making these and am even tempted to do another in the collection.
Here they are with the original painting. I guess as a cavet against them not being a complete mirror image of the original painting, I can say they are "my interpretation" of them.
I thought you might be interested in a few close up shots of the thread work. I only used two stitches, both with the feed dogs down and my embroidery foot on my sewing machine. I used either a straight stitch or a zig-zag. Everything was done on my sewing machine except for the gold wool, and I used my rather redundant embellishing machine to attach the wool to the picture.
All fabrics for the applique part have come from my stash - cream, blue and black fleece used to make fleece tops, the blue knit was used to make a long jacket, and you may recognise the blue around the gold, that came from my Linton Tweed Chanel style jacket and the red knit was a jersey I used to make a polo-neck top.
They may not be to everyone's taste, but I am so pleased with these and want to experiment more with this type of work, and after seeing the Wendy Butler Berns Craftsy class I want to try some of my photos.
Now to sit down, watch a bit of TV and prepare to brace myself to launch into 2013 full steam ahead.