Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Newest Obsession with Embroidery

For some time now I have been following a blog called a "Bird in the Hand" http://a-bird-in-the-hand.blogspot.com/ . This lady creates the most wonderful fabric collages. She has been published in several of my favorite magazines. They are just little pieces of cloth that make me happy. They reminded me of all the sewing stitches that Grandmother taught me years ago so I decided to get my embroidery hoop out and get busy. As usual I went a little over board with it.
Now I can stop. Above are a few of the ones that I have created. Most of them are created from vintage lace, linens and fabrics I found in Grandmother's sewing basket.


A bird in the hand said...

I see you've been having fun!! I love them, especially the last one with the little lambs. I'm very happy to have inspired you. Keep at it (no such thing as going overboard--your pieces are just right!).

Colette xo

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey - thanks for visiting me last week!
I made the vintage tags featured in my paris post using a cream luggage tag and some stamps - I probably aged them with sepia ink too (can't help myself - everything gets vintaged up!)
nice to meet you
fee x
(chipper nelly)
ps - lovely embroidery!