Tuesday, 23 November 2010

hey diddle diddle

i can only apologise for my shabby effort to keep up with my blog!

last time i posted i didn't have a baby and now i do! she's called Bella Primrose and she's pretty sweet and nearly 7 months old which means i haven't updated this for over 7 months...oops!

anyway, i mention bella because she doesn't like the sound of the sewing machine and so i haven't really made anything since she's been around which is why i haven't blogged-there's been nothing to write about!

but i have been sewing a little something bit by bit, little by little whenever i got a moment to spare. i wanted to make some artwork for bella's room, and i thought i could do different canvases telling the rhyme 'hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle' bla bla bla...so first canvas is that line i just said-the next one will be the cow jumping over the moon....do you see where i'm going with this?

anyway, have finally finished the first one...it is pretty scruffy cos i hand-sewed it and i am completely awful at hand sewing. anyway, here it is!!

i have a love-hate relationship with this cos it took soooo long to do cos i could only do a tiny bit at a time, and i hate time-consuming projects. on the other hand it's really the first proper project i've done since bella and it felt so good to use the creative part of my brain again as opposed to the changing nappies part! (if there is such a part!) so goodbye to the cat and the fiddle, they are finished and hopefully we'll be saying hello to the jumping cow very soon!


Phil said...

just beautiful! and an interesting idea... embroidered frame things.

did you stretch it over the frame after you did it? or before?

(you should do tutorials on these things! you'd be like all those famous people (none of whom spring to mind))

Green Pickles said...

You are just so talented! It's gorgeous and makes the 7 months of waiting for a blog post worth it!
Can't wait to see the next one!
Hope you, Nick and Bella are all doing well!


Jenny McEvoy said...

Looks great Jen!!!!!! Excited for the next pictures :) what a lucky baby! How did the farmyard mobile go? Did you manage to get that finished before baby time???? Xxx

Alice said...

Love it! So lovely to have you back! Had almost given up hope!

Everything you make is so beautiful.


Jen said...

ah, you're all lovely, thank you!

phil, i have done a tutorial one! all because of you!!!

and as for the farmyard mobile jen, i haven't done aaaany more to it...i will do though, and as soon as i do i'll put it on here!!