|My Viking modelling the Dwarven Battle Bonnet|
|Lee Lee's Laurel|
A friend at work gave me the ‘It’s a Girl’ cards to make the dress. Her daughter can be a bit of a ‘tear-away’ so she thought it would be nice if something sweet and pretty was made from all of those hopes and wishes given at her birth, to reflect the sweetness she hides underneath the troubles. These lovely old cards are mixed with a vintage childrens' illustrated book (which name I do not have but will try to find). All are to fit 5 year old Shirley and Theodora (Dicephalic Parapagus Twins), although it may be a little scratchy.
The inside of the dress is the story from the greetings and poetry from the cards and some more story.
|The background is following a mood of Magdalena Briny Eby, sort of. I don't have a plan so much as am working abstractedly. Originally I thought I'd use all blues, then all drabs, but now the combo of shades and colour is melding the dear little deer into the image, rather than having it too prominent. I think the (wide) border will be striped, fanning outwards? Hmmm... not sure yet.|
|The beginning of the rug was Grandma's clothes, but the fabrics I've accumulated over many embroidering years are Vast and Silken, so they come into it when the colour is right. It's nice to work with silks too.|
|I almost 100% refuse to buy synthetics, but sometimes there's bling that wants in.|
|Getting ready for Christmas... these gorgeous things are designed by Julie Williams at Little Cotton Rabbits. She's amazing! Her patterns are so well laid out and illustrated, step by step.|
I've been really enjoying myself and each little fellow gets well squished at completion! Lovely!
Gotta go now though, work to do!!