You may remember these Cotton Reel Prims, I made a while back.
I really enjoyed making them, but they were very time consuming to make.
I wanted to revisit the design, but didn't want to fiddle faddle for hours making them.
The following pages are from my sketchbook...
I thought you may like to follow my thought process,
strange as it may be ...
Below, I wanted to kind of recreate the Prim thing but not as severe in facial expression.
Getting the expression right, is the key and the eyes say it all.
I like the thought of flowers growing from the top of a head, an expression of beautiful thoughts....
Bunny ears maybe???
Bunny ears and trying to get those eyes right...
So, I decided to translate these thoughts onto paper. Old, worn, faded, foxed, lovely old paper. Using free machine embroidery, not the easiest of techniques, very unforgiving.
Eyes overworked and looking a little demonic here.
Dirk looks on and wonders why he isn't included in all this???
So here are a few more trials on various old papers.
and here are my three pieces that I am happy with and are now in my Etsy shop.
The back of this envelope was too beautiful to not use. So I detached it and added it underneath.
I have applied the whole thing onto a very old piece of faded quilt.
She is called 'Lavina Lopsided Lovely'
and she has a passionate love for buttons.
Here is 'Loretta Lopsided Lovely'.
She loves flowers and has flowery thoughts go through her mind all the time.
She smells pretty, like a flower too.
'Lucinda Lopsided Lovely'...her passion is for birds.
She doesn't mind that they stand on her head,
but only one at a time please.
So there we are, from a thought/idea, to final pieces...
from the girls and I,
we would like to say, thank you for stopping by. x