23 February 2011

Sneak Peeks

Ok so...the other day, I told you all how I was feverishly working on some baby gifts.  Well, I figured I would give a little sneak peek of them tonight, since I've about had it with stitching for the moment.

This first peek is a Mill Hill kit that was done in collaboration with the designers for Sticks furniture and artwork.  There are several Sticks designs (I've done one and put it on a box - Grow - which I'll snap a shot of and post later), and they're all pretty cool. Most of Mill Hill's kits are done on perforated paper, but I decided not to use it for this gift.  The kit came with dark blue paper, so I chose 28 count Mystic from Picture This Plus in its place, which was a pretty close match to the paper supplied with the kit. I haven't decided if I'm going to frame this or make it into a pillow, so stay tuned...

This peek is of the announcement I'm doing for one of my good friends from high school.  This is done on 32 count white Belfast; I made no adjustments to this pattern.  This will be framed as soon as I get the date and name of their precious baby :-)
And lastly, this is an Irish baby blessing that I designed for a friend at work.  I have to re-work some of the outer design, so I only took a picture of the beginning of the verse.  It's tough to tell, but the verse is worked in Crescent Colors Black Raspberry Jam.  I chose 40 count Lakeside Linens Maple Sugar linen fabric, which works so well with the overdyed threads that I chose for the verse and outer design.

Stay tuned for pics of the finished pieces, and remember to do something creative every day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Show off! Kidding. I love them all. I can't wait to see the Irish baby blessing! :-) Did you purposely use Black Raspberry Jam and Maple Sugar just to make me hungry!?

Great post.