Thursday, March 14, 2013

From Doodle to Embroidery

I wanted to create a little logo for my Forget-Me-Knot kids, and one thing led to another, and it became a small embroidery project.  On the left is my original drawing, and the right is the same rendered in simple embroidery stitches.

The coloring of the little girl was done with colored pencils, an idea I borrowed from Shelly at Gingermelon dolls.   Shelly has used this technique to lovely effect on some of her sweet embroideries.  It is a great idea if you don't want to fill the open space with embroidery stitches :-)

Here is a collage with some closeups of the embroidery.  Nothing but stem stitches, lazy daisies, and French knots.

I have a little knit pullover sweater for the Forget-Me-Knot kids to share as well:

Knit pullover sweater








The sweater is knit from DK weight yarn (I used Berrocco Comfort DK) and size 1 single point knitting needles.   Her blue jeans are just the panties pattern, lengthened to pants length.









Enjoy the day, and enjoy the crochet :-)

7 comments:

  1. What lovely embroidery. You are so talented in all crafts! :)
    Thank you for sharing the cute sweater pattern.

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  2. Your embroidery is beautiful! I really like the way you added the pink flowers it gives the piece a nice flow :)
    anita

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  3. I like brodery but I am not close too you work smile vunderfull work

    and thanks alot for a new doll you share

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  4. My little girls in the playroom love your forget-me-not kids and the cute logo you have designed. . . . really gorgeous. Hope you are all having a warmer weekend than we are in the UK. Eli x

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  5. Tooken, Viveca, and Eli, thank you so much for your good words :-)

    Eli, it almost feels like spring here, and my hellebores and crocus are blooming!

    Beth

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