Ah well, all our visiting family have gone back to the mainland, so there's nothing else to it but to get back to 'tweedying', blogging, and all the various tasks involved in running a crafty business - holidays are over, where tweedie-work is concerned. A day earlier than I intended but there are 'tweedie' matters to attend to, e-mails to be answered and stock-making to get on with :)
I took a little time out yesterday to do a little embroidery as I'd come across a 'practice' tweedie pouch I'd made a while back when I was trying to work out the rudiments of creating a lining - it's very basic but I thought it was perfect for a little practice embroidery. I took out Aimee Ray's book, which is fantastic for all 'newbie' embroiderers - it's really well illustrated and gives step by step directions on all the basic stitches.
Fantastic inspiring designs - I love all the 'doodly' images - it's very creative stuff. Here's my rudimentary attempts - I really enjoyed just going with the flow though, using her designs as a guide - practicing some stitches as I went . . .
I love her little bird designs - so I tried to make my own version. After I'd done the bird outline, 'Little S' came up to me, looked at it and said 'but what's it supposed to be??? More work required obviously LOL, so I tried my best to fill it in using 'short and long' stitch, but it's a little rough - I got the general idea though! I used stem stitch for the branch - I'm not adept at using this stitch as I don't use it very often, but I had fun adding french-knots for flowers and 'laisy-daisy' stitches for leaves - all suggestions from the book.
I really enjoy embroidery as a pleasureable pastime - very soothing and relaxing.
I'm back to making more 'tweedie-stock' for the shop today, it will possibly involve a little basic embroidery, but no stem stitch thankfully, hehe!
I'll try and pick up the reigns of Blogtoberfest after my five day absence - ooooops, well I'm only human :) To err is human, to forgive is . . . . :D
P.S. More creative humans here!