Thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on my last post, I really appreciate them! It was so nice to hear from you all!
Today I am revisiting Izzy, who you may have seen loitering at the bottom of my side-bar, annotated as a "Work in Progress". I decided she had been there way too long, so in between visiting other blogs, commenting on them, and some housework, I have added a few more stitches.
Izzy was an experiment, and I am very pleased how she has turned out.
I stitched her brows, eyes and mouth in stem stitch, her irises are satin stitch, with a black french knot in the centre, with two little running stitches, in pink, for her nostrils.
|She now has a face, at last!|
|If you look at this in close up you can see where the|
hairs are attached.
|The white patches on her arms is where they were turned through|
|The little brown circle is a stuffed Sussex Puff which I |
stitched onto the back of her head to add height to her hair.
|Izzy thinks she is very trendy with coloured streaks in her hair!|
|I attached a clasp to the top of her head with a ribbon|
so that I can attach her to a handbag - yet to be made!
If I made her again these are a few things I would do differently:
- make her limbs a little wider - they were awfully difficult to turn through!
- add a neck as part of her head.
- her face looks a little wobbly around the chin because she was hand stitched, another time I would machine stitch her.
She isn't quite finished. I need to tie her hair back, and I intend to make a dress, some shoes and a bag. Perhaps I might be getting a little carried away!
Did you manage to get any crafting done this week?
I hope you have a great weekend!
See you soon.
|I couldn't resist showing you this photograph of a pollen laden bee!|