I picked up a "new" craft last week: embroidery.
I am in love!
Embroidery combines my 2 loves of drawing and sewing. I don't know why I didn't start before!
I haven't worked any commercial patterns yet. I have been hand-sketching my own patterns based on images found on Google (my printer is dead). This is fun for me, not only because I get to practice my drawing skills, but because all of my finished embroidered pieces are one-of-a-kinds.
I have finished 4 pieces so far - 2 semi-nudes and 2 portraits.
The comments I have received on Craftster and Flickr are very encouraging. The response to the Einstein piece was unexpected and crazy. Big hugs to my fellow crafty friend AlwaysInspired who has been an awesome cheerleader in my return to crafting (and for sending me some black floss since there are NO local retailers who sell it!).
Here are photos of my finished pieces.
My first piece:
The infamous Einstein. His hair is stitched in some super-soft eyelash yarn for the crazy look.
And of course, George Carlin. I have much love for the late Carlin. This piece was made for AlwaysInspired's hubby. She plans to mat and frame it with tickets from a Carlin show they were lucky enough to attend.