You saw the gifts I received from my arty friends yesterday, today you see what I made them.
A chicken doorstop - Gill keeps chickens so this is one she doesn't have to feed. I hand painted and stamped the fabric. I used real feathers for the tail.
A handmade book for Marian to keep notes for inspiration perhaps. I hand painted some fabric [the coloured strips] which were layered with other fabric, distressed and embellished with hand embroidery. There was also layers of vintage lace, which was also distressed and some vintage buttons.
I used free hand machine embroidery on the back instead of hand embroidery.
inside I printed her name
there are a few pockets to keep bits in
and an attached book mark
For the dog lover Helen, a dog doorstop.
I used a knitted cardigan for the main body and head and felt and faux leather for the eyes, ears and nose.
And for Vicky, a needle book. You may remember seeing this fabric before as it was a sample page for my TAST stitches. I was going to use it for a book but when Vicky said it was her favourite page I thought I would put it aside for a Christmas gift and decided on a needle book eventually.
inside are felt pages for needles and pins etc.
hand painted fabric, devore, hand embroidery, layered.