Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Have a gander....

At these geese...



...stitched freehand on the sewing machine and taken from these old sketches...

I've got a pitch booked at the Royal Cornwall Show in June, thought I'd frame some stitchings and see if I can sell any! I'm going to frame the top 3 together, ie in a triple frame.

On the subject of birds, look as this fantastic book I bought a couple of weeks ago.

Take a look at the author's website here. She also writes a great blog here. The book includes patterns and instructions on making all manner of birds. I can't wait to get enough time to have a go at this beautiful swan...

Before I go, I must tell you that another Homespun Fair is fast approaching!
It's taking place at Portscatho on Easter Monday (April 25th) and promises to be a wonderful event. You can find more details on the Homespun blog.

Really hope to see you there!

13 comments:

  1. wow such a lovely post x love the geese- how delightful ;0)
    im having a giveaway on my blog if you fancy it? ;0)x

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  2. your sketches translate beautifully into machine embroidery. I love 'drawing' with my sewing machine too. I'm sure you will be a sell out at your fairs. Gorgeous work!

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  3. Well hello there! Have a massive attack of the wanties (as usual after visiting your blog). Gorgeous. Hope all's fine and dandy with you, Ax

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  4. I would love those geese!lovely!

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  5. I love the geese. Gorgeous!

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  6. Your geese are beautiful. You can really tell you've taken the time to study them.

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  7. Goosey's good!
    Lovely book, I went to her blog and found I'd missed the opportunity to win a copy! Grr!

    Never mind, it's inspiring just looking at the photos....I feel another UFO coming this way...!

    Sandie xx

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  8. I love the geese Kirsty and I'm sure they will sell at your next stall. Three together will be adorable. Happy sewing.
    Anne xx

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  9. Hey Kirsty your guess are brilliant, I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes at your stall.
    When my son was 3 y.o we stayed with my parents and my mum had a couple of guess. They scared the living daylights out of rich, you would hear him screaming when they started honking. These days he's over his fear although still a little wary.........
    Abi Glassenbergs book is brilliant, can't wait to see what you make.

    Claire :}

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  10. Love your geese, the background colour really sets them off! Sure they will sell no problem:) Hope you're enjoying the sunshine down in Cornwall, and making lots of things with all that driftwood! xxx

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  11. The best of luck with the show kirsty. I love it and haven't managed to get there for a few years. Bet you'll sell loads x

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  12. Love the free sewn geese.
    I'm sure everyone will want to buy them.
    Love Diane.x

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  13. Really sweet illustrations...

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