|AG pillowcase top & capris for a gift|
|a bitty baby for a baby granddaughter gift (when the Lord so blesses)|
|AG pillowcase dress to sell (x3)|
|AG pillowcase top & capris to sell (x2)|
|machine embroidered jumper for the fair|
|hand smocked jumper for the fair|
|completed bishop for the fair|
|does Minnie need an introduction?|
|My first smocking design for a little friend!|
I found a Mickey Head smocking pattern on pinterest, copied it and tried to smock it. That was a very lopsided mouse head! It probably didn't help that I was trying to picture smock in the car on the way home from St. Louis. (I ripped out the first house head after it was completed! argh!) Then I drew my own mickey head on graph paper & smocked it ~ its on the plaid jumper ~ 3 little mousey heads. They turned out much smaller than I wanted. I didn't want to toss that work so I put it on the front of the jumper ~ the ricrac covers the raw edges of the fabric insert. Then I went through all my cross stitch books to find the mouse head above. It was much easier to smock from a cross stitch pattern than I anticipated ~ the geometric smocking on the rest of the plate is my design. I much prefer geometric smocking to picture smocking ~ but I know Lauren's face will light up and she will instantly know that is for her! She will get the little purse too ~ but after its in the fair!
All my jumpers and the bishop need button holes & buttons added to be complete. And the polka dot Minnie dress will need to be constructed.
I've always got more than one project going ~ right now I've got a partially completed baby afghan in turquoise & white, another granny square afghan in the works in shades of purple (my favorite color), a cross stitch picture for my nephew who just made Eagle Scout, and some owl hand embroidery squares.
I am linking up with "Farmgirl Friday" ~