I hope it was as sunny and relaxed as mine was! I had a lovely weekend with plenty of time for ideas, sketching and stitching. I have really caught the bug for stitchery recently and, each time I finish one project, I am ready to move onto the next. This weekend I used the time I had to myself to draw several more little pictures which I could transform into stitcheries. Firstly, I drew an outline sketch in pencil, made any changes that I wanted to and, I then used a pen to ink over them so that I would be able to trace them more easily through the background fabric ready for embroidering.
Once I had traced them onto the background fabrics I had chosen, I fused some fusible interfacing onto the back. This helps to stop any thread ends at the back of the embroidery showing through to the front. Then I hooped them in an embroidery hoop and stitched and stitched! Here are the resulting embroideries.
My first sketch was the cow as I wanted to embroider something with a Swiss feel but, once I had drawn and embroidered her, I wanted to do something else and, as you can see, my mind then went along a farm animal route! I think I may have to do a litle piggy as well, just to complete the set!
They are all trimmed up and ready to be made into mini wall hangings. I just have to choose some fabrics (I love auditioning fabrics!) to go with them and put them together. I'll show you when I have finished!!