Monday, 18 July 2011

Horsing Around

Only recently Ive been sewing again after being so busy with our four dogs and doing other things. As part of my Wednesday group project, everyone has been asked to make a pennant for the Olympics next year. The pennants are for the Special Olympic competitors, for those that don't win a medal. I decided to have a go at a horse.
the horse was traced then painted with acrylics as part of an experiment.
Yesterday I designed the Laurel leaves and at the moment sewing round the edges.
I'm hoping to stuff the leaves and the horse with some stuffing when all the stitching is done to make it like Trapunto. I'm having to work quickly as the purple marker is fading fast. I did have a sewline pencil but it went missing, no where to be found.
The bottom part of the pennant is round, the shape is a bit like an upside down key hole.
Im also working on an easy peasy dress to try and get my confidence in the dress making world. I have a few Friends in the Wednesday group that will advise me and at home a small trusty little sewing machine that was bought for me by a dear old friend called Connie bless her, quite a few years ago now. I would still love a quilting machine, I keep asking the universe for one and entering competitions....fingers crossed!!. i hope everyone is OK, i really must go round and visit every ones blog, Ive not forgotten about you all.


artymess said...

these are lovely Faith...i was going to enter this too now you have inspired me ...hope your 'Pack' is well and you too ....xx

Judith said...

Hi Faith pleased to see that your keeping busy. Four dogs must be quite a hand full but great company. Like the pendant too.