I've been busy designing and researching so many new ideas with little time for embroidery, boo hoo. But at least today I took the birth 'sampler' I have designed for my new great-niece, Emily, to my framer. It should be ready next week!
I have managed to use my lovely 'new' old machine - and grappled with making a new pattern!
May I introduce you to Bertie - my Adventures in Thread helpmate.
I wanted an old fashioned look but with a modern twist - what do you think?
Bertie is a prototype,. There is a specific reason he is a bunny, which will probably become clear in future posts.... I still need to make some adjustments to the pattern, but overall I rather liked him, he's quiet, he sits beautifully and is very patient - my ideal requirements in a companion. Heh Heh.
His wee scarf was lovely to crochet, ( I have been crocheting a baby blanket for Emily which has turned out well, but was interminably long to do!) I think I shall make him a few more so he can have his very own wardrobe. Andy put his scarf on in a more 'masculine way' - he didn't think my drapery was appropriate for a boy bunny! ( It's a man thing.)
Off now to get ready for teaching part 2 of my doll class tomorrow.