Monday, April 19, 2010

i made this.

Last fall I was really enjoying doing some needlework for Christmas gifts. I had big plans to take photographs of everything I did and do a whole blog post on them after the holidays. Needless to say, this did not happen. I took some pictures, which I promptly lost in the thicket of my electronic files. Some things weren't finished until after Christmas. Other things were never photographed.

I was editing a couple of pictures this morning, and found one of these pieces. This little photo find inspired me, so I did some digging and managed to come up with a few more of the photographs. It's not the fancy write-up I initially planned, but I had so much fun making these (and then giving them to their intended recipients) that I'm happy to have a small record of it. Such as it is, I present to you Needlefest '09 (primarily based on inside jokes, but I hope still fun to look at):

I made this for Shana's husband, Shawn. The quote is his own. :)


This was for Dennice's son, who loves both pie & squirrels. Naturally.


This portrait of Archy was made for Leslie, and is a two-part effort. Her boyfriend used an iPhone app to draw a Lennon-esque sketch of Archy, which she loved. I thought the simple lines had possibilities for embroidery, so I made a transfer and stitched it onto a vintage handkerchief.
Art by Chris & fiber interpretation by me.



This piece is also done on a vintage handkerchief, and was made for Skunkboy Creatures' craft swap a few months back.

3 comments:

BlackStar said...

Love them! A new shop, perhaps?

BlackStar said...

Love them! A new shop, perhaps?

Brenda said...

Kateri! A hidden talent! These are so cute, lovely, amazing, etc.! The little twitter birdy is too cute. :) And I absolutely adore the bloom embroidery - absolutely beautiful. :)