Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Alice and Embroidery

I'm afraid I've been off and about for the last week or so (photographic highlights to follow soon...) hence the lack of updates. 

Just before I set off, I was thrilled to hear that I'd won a giveaway on The Make Lounge's blog and I arrived back in the office this morning to find a copy of Everything Alice waiting for me. It looks like a gorgeous book, and I'm looking forward to a long soak in the bath this evening with it balanced on the edge! (Camping in Devon for a week = proper, hot bath very much required! (I did wash whilst we were way, just not much...))

However, before I start on any Alice-based projects, I wanted to show you my last crafty endeavour. It was for a craft swap on a forum I belong to, and my 'brief' was that the lady liked gerberas and purple. I also knew she'd recently moved house and liked vintage-y styles, so I created a fabric design which I thought she could frame in case the new-house walls were a little bare!

I embroidered the basic design in black cotton onto a piece of plain canvas, then added colour and detail to some of the flowers before backing it onto two squares of purple cotton to act as a soft frame. I intentionally left the edges raw to add to the rough vintage style.

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