Monday, 29 November 2010

hello cow!

here i am again-phew, twice in a week, i bet you're sick of me!

after a brilliant suggestion from my friend phil i've done the cow, but took pictures at different stages as a kind of tutorial (not that i expect anyone to want to make one)...

ok, so first we have some drawings i did, trying to figure out what a cow actually looks like, then when i had the finished idea i cut it out...
er and then i pinned it to my fabric and cut it out. don't have a photo of that! didn't do any legs or tail or udders cos i sewed them on later.

next i cut out some fabric to fit round my canvas-you can marvel at how straight my edges are...not!

then i cut out the moon and pinned it on like so

and THEN i sewed on the cow and the moon properly!

i added some lacy details to the cow and sewed the writing on, then stapled the fabric to the canvas.
and then my faaaavourite part- i slapped some paint on! although i got a bit too paint-happy, it's a little bit too dark for my liking...hmmm.
but it's too late now, if i can be bothered i might start again one day, but for now the cow is DONE and i'll be back another day with the laughing dog!


popsydaisy said...

aaah, this is LOVELY! a fab idea that I may steal;) maybe with hickory dickory dock, or even the new-fangled dingle dangle scarecrow which is a favourite of my 3 year old x hope you don't mind comments from randoms :) (am a friend of the lovely Alice)
Rachel x

Green Pickles said...

Cuuute! Are you watching Kirstie's homemade home every week on tv? - there are some brilliant projects on there and last week's was free machine embroidery - you would LOVE it!

Hope you're having fun! Can't wait to see the rest!


Jen said...

oh how lovely to have you here Rachel!! hickory dickory dock in pictures would work SO well i bet! thanks for stopping by!

and amy, you're so right, am addicted to that programme-have ordered a new embroidery foot for my sewing machine because that episode INSPIRED me so much!! hope you're ok and loving BEING MARRIED!!!