My sewing machine is getting a good workout lately! :) This week has found me felting boots - I have 2 pairs 'on the go' - neither quite finished yet - and making hanging felt hearts for a commission. I went to town with the stitchery on these.. adding abstract shaped felt appliques & machine embroidery to a nice textural piece of felt.
|Absolutely stuffed full of lovely lavender buds.. these are nice fat hearts :)|
This is just 6 of the 11 I made..
|I had so much fun applique-ing and embroidering these.. |
I just LOVE the dimensional effect of stitching into felt!
Working on the heart project got my imagination going.. as soon as I had finished them I stitched a hanging Christmas tree filled with allspice berries and cloves to smell like Christmas :) ...
And then went off at a tangent thinking about holidays & seasonal stuff - Halloween. The night before we had watched Batman Begins (Christian Bale is my fave Batman!) and I guess this must of still been in my mind 'cos I suddenly started picturing a felt bat with stitched details & swarovski crystal eyes
|You cant really tell in this pic but the eyes GLOW. They are AB swarovski crystal and sooo irridescent. He is nice and chunky too - I used 2 layers of felt to stitch into|
And THEN following the Halloween vein I felted a witches pointy hat! Hows that for random? Its still drying at the mo.. pics to follow soon :)
Anyhoo.. time to go rustle up some food for my lot - enjoy the weekend folks