Sunday, 17 May 2009

From sketchbook to fabric ....


This month's swap on Unlimited Textiles is themed 'Surprise me', and this Quiltie (5" x 5") is what I have stitched for Pat my partner. A couple of weeks back I doodled in my sketchbook on some painted paper with a white gel pen, so thought I would experiment with painted fabric and white cotton thread. This is the result. I'm quite pleased, and may try a bigger one sometime ...........!

I also joined the gift swap this month, also themed 'Surprise me', and as I had been making a wired doll, thought I would have a go at making a really small one. This is the smallest I could manage - she is about 4" or so. I made her for Chris my swap partner in New Zealand, together with

this little book which is ATC size. It has three double water colour paper pages stitched into it, edged with gold leaf. I thought maybe Chris could stick or stitch a few of her treasures in it, or even paint a tiny masterpiece! I hope both my swap partners will be suitably 'surprised'.

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

You always surprise me! It`s a joy whenever I visit! Beautiful colors, and beautiful embroidery. It looks so frail...

I need a bit of color in my life right now. Lost a very close friend last friday and earth at the moment is a darker place. The colors of your quiltie and the frail embroidery sort of sums up how I feel right now.... frail but knowing that the colors will come back in my life again!

Thanks for charing!

Sandy said...

That's a wonderful piece-wish I'd been part of the swap but felt I'd better skip this time. I love the book too. The doll is cute.

Heather said...

These three pieces are all beautiful Val. The 'doodle' quiltie makes me think of sparkly dewdrops on leaves. The little doll is sweet and so clever in such a small scale and the tiny book is delightful. Whoever receives them is very lucky.

quiltchick said...

You have been busy Val.......love the tiny doll. Your white gel pen doodles translated beautifully into stitch. Lovely work yet again.

Doreen G said...

Wow Val what lovely things you have made I am sure your swap partners will be very happy.

dot said...

The "doodle" translated into stitch has worked beautifully Val and I so love your dolls...and a book...what can I say. Am certain all recipients will be suitably thrilled.

Heather said...

It's me again - just to thankyou for your kind comment on my blog. Yes, Ashton Court was a success - as well as quite a few cards, I actually sold a picture and several others in the group did too. It's lovely when that happens.

sharon young said...

What lucky swap partners you have, Val.