I was talking on the phone with my brother the other night and mentioned how much I have been missing drawing. I use to draw all the time and had always planned to be an illustrator, when I grew up (29 yrs old and I'm not quite there yet). I shared a little of my thoughts on that back when I first started blogging here, but I just haven't given it a real go. I'm sure it is obvious that sewing has really taken over the time I have to work on my crafts especially as of late, and several of you have even sent me emails asking about my knitting, especially the owls. In an effort to combine all these things that I am passionate about, I decided to try to use them all in creating one thing. I am calling these my "Sketch Stitch Pillows."
Sketch Stitch Bunny Pillow -- details available here.
Each of the pillows made for this collection I plan to finish in a coordinating polka-dot fabric for the reverse side.
Sketch Stitch Tree Pillow -- details available here.
I shared the beginning of these pillows last week, this was my first applique created by drawing on felt with black thread this way. It's difficult, kinda of like drawing blind folded, but I am really having fun with it.
Sketch Stitch Owl Pillow -- details available here.
I plan to enter this one in this months Blogger's Pillow Party. (You can follow the link or check out my Join In page to find all the details for the B.P.P.) I know it is a bit different then my past entries (here and here), but Rachel encourages sharing creativity and since I am using a designer fabric for the details and the reverse side -- I figure, why not!
I already began work on a few more and am grateful to have sketch books full of inspiration from over the years. I was happy to get a nice reaction from friends when I shared them on my facebook page. I hope you all like them, too!
Happy creating! ~ Maureen