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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Freestyle Machine Embroidery - Easter

More Raw Edge Applique!



My 'spare' time here at SewforSoul is still taken up with producing thirty-two personalised linen egg cosies ready for Easter Sunday.  These three were inspired by the gorgeous digital stamps Owl waiting for Santa, Butterflies and hearts and  Flowers on the hill, over at Handmade Harbour. 



18 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog - unfortunately a big lacker in confidence where my makes are concerned - but like you say plenty of time to play and practice :-) xxx

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  2. WOW! How beautiful Josie! Did you do this with just a regular sewing machine???? I love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Yes, I only own a 'regular' sewing machine. I just use bondaweb and take it slow!

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  3. I love the owl - we love all things owl in this household!!

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  4. These are really lovely Josie, I really need to have a go at using digital stamps like this one day!

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  5. Gorgeous designs and beautifully made, Josie!
    Helen xxx

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  6. These are so cute! I can imagine they would make a great kid's project :)

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  7. These are really lovely especially the owl - he's so cute.

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  8. You are clever, these are beautiful! x

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  9. More lovely cosies, they really are beautifully done!

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  10. These are beautifully cute and deceptively simple looking - how gorgeous and wonderfully made too!

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  11. Beautiful, Josie, I'm pleased to be introduced to your blog and your work; thanks for popping across to see me!

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  12. Wow those are so beautiful! I really want to try some machine applique now...

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  13. Aww these are so pretty! Full of life and colour, i love your style :) x

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  14. wow...these are soooo cute...Love'em!!

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  15. I just love your egg cosies, Josie, and the free machine embroidery and different fabrics. I am about to get back into free machine embroidery after a gap of more years than I care to count - I'd have started a few weeks ago but my machine had broken down and was in for repair. Unfortunately, being 40 years old, the part is no longer available, and I've got to get a new machine!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - yes, I do seem to spot art in everything these days! It's actually a habit one develops with practice. I'm a texture junkie and look for texture makers/mark makers everywhere, including rubbish. The chicken for the casserole I cooked for Mum's birthday came in some plastic trays with an interesting embossed design on the bottom, so these are now washed and waiting to be cut up, to use for creating texture! I have trained myself to think outside the box, and look for art supplies in completely unrelated shops (I bought poultry grit in our local agricultural merchant's which makes fabulous texture in mixed media) and in nature. After a while it becomes a habit and not difficult, and then using the stuff is just a matter of using your imagination, playing, risking making a mess (nothing lost if you do - mostly it can be rescued with the addition of more layers so it doesn't need to be thrown away!!).

    I love thinking outside the box in terms of mixing different forms of art (e.g. adding zentangles to teabag marks) and not being limited by one medium. There is so much available to us today and it's fun to experiment with everything you possibly can!

    Shoshi

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  16. These are so adorable! Or should I say 'sew' adorable? :D

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