Hi all! Haven't been here for a while but coming back as I always do, with some new arty-farty pieces :) This is what I've been working on for the past few weeks:
Two weeks ago I finally started to stitch that gorgeous Emily Peacock's circus font alphabet I've kept my eye on for so long. Got the proper threads, nice canvas, printed out the charts and ready...steady... GO! I decided to make a mantlepiece bunting with the words on it: Home, Sweet Home. With these vibrant, trendy font, the garland will definitely make a statement :) So far I've stitched two letters on a soft creamy evenweave:
The stitched pieces will be trimmed down and probaby sewn on a different background and ultimately hung using wooden pegs on a natural jute string forming sort of a washing line. Such is the vision, at the moment :) May change it if something better pops in my head, but not sure yet..
These letters are quite sizeable, circa 9cm x 9cm. I do realize it's gonna take a while before the whole bunting letters are stitched. If I keep on stitching this design with the speed I'm stitching now (roughly one letter per week) I may be ready by summer :)
Another letter "M" has started to arise on my stitiching frame:
I'm hoping to finish it off by the end of the next weekend, fingers x x x! :)
Now, my next new creation: dotted wooden pegs painted with acrylic paints, actually I finished them today afternoon!
These are to be used on my future washing line with the circus font words, creating sorta casual and sorta folky effect :)
As I'm working on some new things at the moment, I'm also working on my red-white festive cushion sampler in the background. Although my new circus letters draw me away from it, there's been some progress with this one too since I last showed it on the blog. Not much to go, really, one side of a frame to fill up with Christmas trees and snowflakes plus some loose random dots within the heart frame. Then the stitch is finished and I'm left only with finding a proper festive fabric to make the cushion cover :) Need to get a grip and finish it off. Tired of a long season of stitching in red and desperate for some fresh vibrant colours.
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