Sunday, 19 February 2012

Day 50: Homemade Daily Challenge, sketch to stitch

Whilst browsing through my sketchbook for yesterday's post I found this really quick sketch I did last summer, it was a design for a tea cosy that I was going going to make, it's slightly unusual in that I drew it within the boundaries of the cosy shape, I don't normally work like this as I don't like to constrain the design in case it is more suitable for another product, but I think in this case I had a clear idea of what I wanted to achieve:

Here is the finished cosy, it made from a mix of vintage and modern fabric with free machine embroidery. I really love drawing little houses and flowers I have an idea for draft excluders that I am going to be working on soon for Autumn!!!

I always do my wispy chimney smoke like this...

The windows were a bit of a 'happy accident' I especially love how the blue checks look like graph paper.

Enjoy your Sunday :)


Lorna May said...

Well done Day 50 already!!!
Love seeing how the work goes from sketch to stitch.

{Dab and a dash.}

Thecraftytrundler said...

That looks familiar, it's in my kitchen : ) !!! Can't wait to see the new design made up!
Have a lovely day too : )

Sharon xx

Unknown said...

Thank you, I was suprised at how close I stayed to the original sketch.

Also can't believe it's day 50!!

Linds xx

Ruth at said...

What a cheery design - fabulous!

Unknown said...

Thank you, it is one of my faves :)