Sunday, 22 September 2013

Little Jumping Joan - Roast Potatoes For All

Busy, busy week.

Little Jumping Joan has been having adventures, now with her sidekick Molly - who else?


The Roast Potatoes were embroidered on a linen table napkin. The backing is a crochet and pulled thread piece, flowers are from two table cloths. This is a larger piece 9 x 12 inches.

I'm loving how all these elements just seem to fall into place.

Chasing Butterflies stitched onto the back of a 1970's dress. This dress was in pieces and I only had two backs, you can just see the dart behind the right hand flower. 9 x 12 inches


Molly Loves Flowers on the corner of an old table runner, washed so many times it was see through. The modern machine embroidery fitted in real good with the old. 11 x 8 inches.


Up the Beanstalk again a much washed old embroidery. The use of modern threads in very similar colours has revitalized this one. 10 x 12 inches.

Four craft fairs booked for October so the sewing machine is red hot!

Week 3 of Fab Cycling  They are hooked on Free Motion Machine Embroidery!!!

20 comments:

  1. They all look great, not sure I could pick a favourite :D

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  2. What a lovely collection of designs, its really inspiring to see the mix of old and new

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  3. Great craft work. Love your little Jumping Joan. Glad she has found a friend in Molly.....xx

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  4. Beautiful! I do love the chasing butterflies one.xx

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  5. The purple flower on the last one is great - little Joan is a fab character to bring to life in these vintage finds!

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  6. jumping Joan is having so much fun! You really have so many good ideas. Good luck with the preparations...

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  7. Joan is certainly having a good time and in such beautiful work too. Good luck with your craft fairs - it';s that hectic time of year. Hope you have a good week.

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  8. I love the way you've managed to mix the old and the new together, with a little story of Jumping Joan's antics xx

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  9. I can imagine Joan and Molly getting up to all kinds of mischief together. The way you combine different things into your embroidery is fabulous.

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  10. Hello just had to come over and take a look at your amazing work, i love it and Joan and her friend Molly are fabulous
    XXX

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  11. wow! I can't believe how much you've achieved in one week! Your designs are all lovely, so full of character, the way you've revitalised old remnants with modern threads is very effective and totally charming :) x

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  12. Exquisite altered art, lovely to see embroidery, the basket of flowers on the corner of the table runner reminds me of my mother's table cloths she used to embroider!
    Thanks for joining in the 3 Muses challenge!

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  13. How cool! It makes me want to find a needle and try doing something with fabric.

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  14. Amazing repurposing of old linens and needlework. Bravo

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  15. ooo i love them, just found you via a comment on hens teeth and now following along...i love meeting other mad birds who sew and make! xx

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  16. yay and your uk based as well!!! YIPEE!! x

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Your comments are all read and appreciated. Hope you will forgive me if I miss commenting on your comment, I will be busy doing art :-) x Joan