After a little chat with a friend at a baby group, I decided to make a baby-sized Christmas stocking, and here it is! I really liked the reindeer one I had made before, and went with the same theme but doe and fawn instead of the proud stag and antlers. My first efforts at drawing the pair were rather comical and a bit Bambi-like but after a bit of Google image searching I found some photographs of deer that I could draw from. Not quite heading into the woods a la impressionist painter but the best I could do! Don’t think many deer would come near me in the woods with Sol shouting, ‘oh WOW! Tiny reimdeer!’
Yesterday I started the banner for my stall, tracing out my logo onto an old white apron. I didn’t iron the fabric beforehand because I am lazy and like to make things more difficult for myself. I used my magical disappearing pen so I need to be quick!
I need to get some black felt for the badger tomorrow but had enough thread to embroider the letters:
I used a whipped backstitch because I wanted the lettering to almost hover over the fabric rather than appear to be stitched into it.
I’m pleased with the letters- they really look like the font in my logo which was the point of tracing directly from the image (I used an overhead projection).
I think I’ll probably quilt it in the future but won’t have time before the fair, the countdown is on! We went into the woods today to get some branches to hang my decorations from, and there are all these little jobs to do still. So I’d better go to bed!
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