Saturday 22 January 2011

On-line Inspiration!

Regular readers of this blog will know that Naomi is obsessed with  fond of all things Japanese, so I was thrilled to find this design last Tuesday, to go with the tiger from last year and the ox from the year before from the same designer, and I stitched it up right away.
It is backed with the adorable Japanese rabbit fabric shown.

Then later on Tuesday I came across a post on Lynn's blog showing some delightful felt strawberries she had made, and I just had to have a go at those at once too.
I gave them twisted cord stems and trimmed each strawberry with a tiny lace daisy, then I added a bow and finished them off as a little brooch.
To give an idea of scale, the strawberries are about an inch long


Julie said...

The Chinese new year piece is beautiful, i was born in the year of the rabbit - wont take much maths calculation for you to guess how old i am LOL

Love those strawberries!

Linda said...

Darling strawberries - Even though we have more daylight than a month ago, it still feels like the dead of winter and I am becoming impatient for all things spring. I can smell the strawberries.

Lynn B said...

Oooo love your strawberry brooch, what a lovely idea to make them into a brooch!

Lynn B

Daffycat said...

Naomi must be thrilled with the new ornament! It's really cute!

Your strawberries turned out darling! I love the bead seeds!

Barb said...

Great idea for the Chinese new year Christine, love the strawberries would make a lovely scissor fob too .

Katherine said...

A terrific finish on the strawberries and how nice to make them wearable.

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Love both your finishes and the rabbit fabric is fantastic.

Sally said...

Love the chinese new year piece. Like Julie I am a rabbit too! Lol!

Love the strawberries.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That Japanese design is adorable, and those strawberries, WOW!