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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Redwork embroidery and a lovely parcel of goodies.

There still hasn't been much movement on the crafting front, although I did manage to finish these 3 redwork embroideries, a series of Mrs. Harris & Nikki.




                                            Here is Mrs. Harris and Nikki feeding the hens.

                                         Wheeeee, free wheeling down the hill!

                                        Fresh apples for an apple pie.


I am intending to turn these into pdf files as mentioned earlier, but time has once again run away and it's not been done. Lots of rough sketches for more Mrs. Harris & Nikki. These were worked in running stitch and a little chain and satin stitch, she stands approx 8" tall from her wellies to her hat and is worked on a buff coloured polycotton fabric.

 I am considering selling these three embroideries if you are interested, my email is in the sidebar.
 (I also am working on an applique with her hanging out a patch work quilt and am getting out my paints to do a painting of them, so watch this space!)

This week I am a winner...yay! Paper and String were having a giveaway and here is the package I received. Exciting eh.

and this is what I chose....4 bundles of felt and a large packet of fancy buttons.
Lush or what. I was allowed to choose £10 of goodies from her shop and what a shop!
Here is the link http://paper-and-string.blogspot.co.uk/ go and have a looksie, lots of lovely, yumminess lurking in there.

To end this post here is a photo of Nikki doing what she does best, posing!
Sheep are not for chasing, but for sitting on. haha. See you in a fortnight, take care.

This weeks linky parties are;
Sunday;
handmadeharbour.blogspot.
submarine-sunday-42.
dianarambles.com/
the-chicken-chick.com/
Monday;
thededicatedhouse.blogspot.
Tuesday;
thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.
thediydreamer.
Wednesday;
lavendergardencottage.blogspot.
Thursday;
myfashionforwardblog
Friday;
craftsalamode.com
dianarambles.com/














28 comments:

  1. I love your red embroideries, they really stand out, and the detailed stitching is amazing. Its always great to get parcels in the post - even if I've ordered them I love to see all the goodies inside. Have a good week

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  2. I love your redword, it is fantastic. What a great parcel to receive!

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    1. I'm sorry Natalie I am not on google+ so unable to leave a comment on your fab drawings.

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  3. Ooo I have never heard of redwork embroidery it looks fabulous, enjoy your crafty goodies and have a fab week.

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  4. Your embroideries are lovely, especially Nikki who looks gorgeous in real life too. Your parcel of goodies looks great - have you planned what you will make with them? Hope you have a good week.

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  5. Mrs Harris just has soo much character. It is amazing how much you can convey with one colour and a couple of stitches. Amazing.

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  6. I love the redwork pictures - such character in them!

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  7. Your embroideries are so lovely. I really think the designs would sell. My favourite is Mrs Harris on the bicycle.

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  8. Love the embroidery. Is your wee dog free to play with my dog on Wednesday, Molly has a cancellation?

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  9. Redwork is one of my favourites and I love your pieces. Hugs Mrs a.

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  10. The red embroidery on white background is lovely. Congratulations on your win!

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  11. The redwork looks wonderful on the white background and the images are really fun. What a wonderful win. I bet it was hard to choose what you wanted.
    Ali xx

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  12. The pictures are just adorable - I really like that you have made them in one colour - they look quite oldfashioned, but so quirky at the same time.

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  13. your redwork embroidery is gorgeous! I love the characters you've created - i could see this pair having lots more adventures together :) x

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  14. I love your redwork embroidery. I'm a fan of the traditional blackwork but you've converted me to red.

    Congratulations on your lovely win. The flower buttons look really sweet.

    Nikki looks adorable xx

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  15. Oh, I NEED the pattern of the chicken feeding!!!!! lolol

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  16. Man, I haven't embroidered in way too long! I've never done redwork. Your designs are really fun and somehow whimsical and classic all at the same time!

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  17. Really cute embroidery! I wish I could do that! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  18. Very whimsical characters, I never knew that redwork embroidery was like that, interesting.

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  19. I love your red embroideries! So fun! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  20. Your redwork is beautiful! I love the characters in your embroidery. Supa cute :)

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  21. I just love Mrs. Harris and Nikki! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Just love your Mrs Harris and Nikki embroideries!

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