Getting ready for Christmas….

Yes, it is this time of the year again 🙂

Hoop art embroidery Christmas tree and snow 2

This is what I made for my Etsy shop, a cute minimalist Christmas tree in red and golden.  This time, it is hand embroidered in a 6 inches wooden hoop.

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On my embroidery hoop…..

My next project created with my vintage Singer. It is the first time I make a whole project with this sewing machine only!
New embroidery made with SingerI was a bit anxious but it ended up working really fine!
I am very happy with the result and if the Singer keeps working fine, I am gonna use this machine with the darning foot only and the Janome for the other sewing tasks.    🙂 Two sewing machines in my tiny sewing room, it is almost starting to look like a factory ,)

As for the hoop artwork, I really like its simplicity, the minimalist look of it. So, I will see if I end up adding more details or not.
New embroidery made with Singer 2

My first primitive angel doll

I love her and enjoyed so much creating it!!
I created my own pattern and just guessed and tried for making the different body parts and face details.  The best thing about it is that every step of the process of creating it is really enjoyable : designing, sewing, grunging, heating… The only part where I really struggled was the making of the dress. I know I will have to learn more about this process 🙂

Now, I am planning on finding a way to make a frame box to display it and have it in my sewing room.

I bet she is the first of a long series of primitive looking dolls (well, there’s already a black chicken just out of the oven and almost ready to join her!).

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Framed embroidery

I have been looking at working on different framing for a while. Although I really like the round shape of the embroidery hoops, sometimes I can’t help feeling limited by it.  Some ideas work really better in a square or a rectangle shaped frame…

So I have already shared with you my first creation (the little house in the fields, see previous post) and here is my second one : “A windy day” and it is a diptych.  My first artistic love is definitely photography and I really enjoy the possibility to integrate a few ideas I love to work with as a photographer in my embroideries.

The girl has been machine embroidered (free motion drawing) and the piece of fabric is a dark blue Fairford Liberty fabric.

framed embroidery girl and liberty3And a close up

framed embroidery girl and liberty

Hope you like it 🙂

House, colours and frame

Hi there 🙂

I have been busy this last week working on my first custom order! I am really happy to have been picked up to create something special but I must admit it is also quite stressful lol 🙂 The pressure of making something really perfect is big  and I have been making, unmaking and remaking a lot!!! But still, it is a very great experience and I can’t wait to have a feedback from my customer!

In between two creations for my customer, I couldn’t help make something else, to relax a bit from the stress previously mentioned 🙂  I have focused on adding lots of colours and patterns and for the first time, I have framed my creation!
I really like how happy and colourful the artwork is (especially with the bad weather we are having in here at the moment..) and it looks really gorgeous in its white frame.

So here it is – and yes, it is another house! ,)

0 framed house embroidery Liberty tana

Happy week end every one 🙂

Little village for nursery art

Village embroidery hoop art Etsy 3

 

 

For my last piece, I worked with felt on a little village scene.  Ok, the truth is, I wanted to make a teepee artwork but while working on its design, I ended up finding it pretty cute for some bunting and …. bye bye teepee….  🙂 I will try again another time 🙂

So, here it is, my little village with bunting, trees and colourful houses 🙂
Village embroidery hoop art Etsy 1

It is a bit different from what I am usually doing, but I always like to work with felt from time to time. The stitching is even more peaceful and I find it lovely for little nursery artworks. Village embroidery hoop art Etsy

Free motion embroidery

Hi! 

Just wanted to make a quick post to show you what I have been working on today!!!

It has been a long time I had wanted to try to make a little brooch using the free embroidery technique. Every time I see a picture of one, I try to guess how it has been made, what type of support one is supposed to use etc.
Needless to say, the fabrication secrets stay, well, secret this way! 

Anyway, today I thought I would try to create one even though I had no idea really of how to make it! I threaded my sewing machine, got my darning foot on and whoosh! I started to sew 🙂

 And here is the result, it is a bit wonky and full of imperfections, but still extra small and cute 🙂 

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The real difficult part for me is to get a nice back when I addd the tiny brooch bit. 

 

Then, I tried to make another one, a pliable portrait. It ended up being too big for a brooch, so I turned into a framed artwork instead. 

 

Framed free embroidery portrait And a close up : 

 

Framed free embroidery portrait 2

 

It might not stay in this frame as I really like when I can see more of the orange fabric. Maybe mounted on a square canvas might really be cute. 

 

Wishing you all a good night (or day)

🙂