Wednesday, March 27, 2013

stitching......

íts been lovely to get back into some stitching....I find it quite mediative...

first of all I had to get jackys gorgeous horse cloth done and sent off......

I had been wanting to try some feathers and was quite happy how these turned out....other than that I just added bits of sari cloth and played around with different stitches and threads....





 


I think its hard to be in the middle of the collaborative as its difficult to know how much to do ...have I done enough..??.not enough???.... got to leave space for two others to work on.... but I loved doing it :)

and then there was Tedda.......remember how I fixed him up before he went on holiday to Denmark. well, in less than a week,  he is jetsetting off to Denmark  for month to visit his host families with Charlie and then off to Ireland to a spot of nannying, au pairing to 3 young girls for 6 months......:) Charlies host mums have been fantastic and when they heard she was coming, they started organising amongst themselves who would pick her up from the airport, who she would stay with......she's a lucky girl .....

unfortunately while in Denmark last time, Ted a had run in with a cat and came home in a bad state of disrepair....

                                                                       
                                                                         bad cat((((

of course that was  only two years ago now and of course he needed to be fixed before he set off again........the thing that I enjoy while repairing ted is that there is no pressure. I can experiment and play around with scraps, cos lets face it.... anything is an improvement :)

his face was a challenge though..i didn't want to alter it too much and totally change his character....

so here he is...soon there wont be anything any original fabric left to stitch onto....
 
and I lost the other red button but quite like this one  I found....
 
some bling on his face and roses on his butt cut from French ribbon faye bought in Paris...
 
 
 
Charlie had sewn a Danish coin on his arm while she was os, which I reattached ....
all finished....:)
 
wonder what the Irish family will make of him :)
 
he needs a wash but im not game in case he falls apart......

13 comments:

Russinka said...

Mine next ;)

JansArtyJunk said...

The fabric stitchy collaboration looks Fab Jen...what a wonderful thing to be a part of....and Charlies Ted is adorable...you have done an awesome restoration job...he is going to be a well travelled little fella...has is your lucky girl...hope she has a lovely time on her worldly travels :)

Jenny said...

Beautiful Jen... love the gorgeous additions you have made to Jacky's cloth... wonderful feathers... and the sari cloth pieces and stitching are both so lovely... and Charlie's Ted... wonderfully restored... and ready for his next adventure... lucky Ted... and Charlie... hope they both have the most amazing time...

Jenny ♥

Dot said...

I have the privilege of seeing your beautiful stitching on Jacky's cloth up close Jen. And you have done a wonderful job. I love the feather and the stitching you have done. And the fabric you added is perfect!
And Ted is gorgeous - lovingly repaired by you. Ready for his new travels:).
Hope you are enjoying your Easter.
Dot xx

~*~Patty S said...

Charlie's teddy is a work of art and quite a traveler too...can't say just how charming he is to me! It also makes me smile to think of your daughter's next adventure, what a great opportunity eventho I know you'll miss her!

The sari bits (LUV THOSE!) are wonderful on the collaborative horse piece and your feathers are just right too...

I agree about being in the middle, I just had a time with a Marie book I worked in because I was the last and it had all been done before me...but that is the beauty of these things in that it makes us stretch and step outside the box a bit ...

Wishing you a Happy Easter dear Jen
oxo

Oxana said...

Cool!!! I like you fabric stitchy collaborations!!!

April Cole said...

Wonderful stitches, Jen! :]
Such a treat to see your work... lovely indeed. ~xx

Kathy said...

Aww Ted looks awesome.. you did a fab job on his repairs.. so much love.... hope he has a wonderful time ...
xx

Clare said...

Hi Jen, such beautiful work on both projects. I wish I was Ted, I would love a trip to Denmark!

Emma said...

Your horse is just lovely & what wonderful repairs you have made on Ted! Love all the pretty faces you've been doing, too.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Hi Jen, love the cloth you are working on, sweet horse, fantastic feathers you have embroidered, poor Teddy,naugthy cat, glad you were able to sew him.
Hugs Anni

Sherry said...

Love the teddy bear Jen, so adorable. You've stitched him back up wonderfully.

The collaborative stitched cloth looks great too xx

Melinda Cornish said...

I love Ted! he is so fun and I bet the new family will get a kick out of him too...Your feather stitches are so beautiful. I am the worst handsewer in the world!