Monday, April 14, 2008

Gnome Embroidery

I did a disgruntled gnome for my last tea towel in my swap on Craftster. Actually it was a colorful apron for Always Inspired. He's not disgruntled for any particular reason. He's just a gnome and that's how they roll.
Gnome Embroidery

I wanted to use unusual and bright colors for this one. It occurred to me that I have never seen a red and white mushroom like the ones you always see on fabrics. Is it that they don't grow like that in my region?

Mushroom Embroidery

This is a pattern by Andrea Zuill also known as BadBird. Click HERE to download it for yourself.

(edited to add: The magic of google showed me tons of photos of the famous red with white dots mushroom. I'll probably have to search really hard to find a blue one with purple dots.)

11 comments:

Lily Boot said...

That's cute! I can never manage a smile on the faces of my embroideries - and if I do try, they always look a bit daft so I pull it out and given them back their grimace! We don't have any red and white mushrooms, just grey, brown, the occasional orange and a really evil fluoro yellow. Stitching is such fun!

kerri said...

Such beautiful stitching! I have been wanting to use that pattern of Andrea Zuill's for awhile and every time I see one it makes me want to make it more. I love the colours of your mushrooms, they are so cute!

Bunny B said...

That's so adorable!!! Love it!

HollyLynne said...

such a cute gnome!

Anonymous said...

My little puppy would just LOVE those cute little felt food toys. Do you sell them at PetSmart???

Emily said...

Your stitching is so neat and even. :)

nasty_wench, AKA sharon-lizette said...

Very cool, as usual!

Rebel said...

I love the angry gnome... and who says there are no blue mushrooms! LOL.

How do you get your stitching to pop so much? How many strands do you use? And is that called chain stitching on the outlines?

I just bough some sublime stitching patterns but don't quite feel equal to them yet.

Sarah said...

He looks kind of disappointed to me. Sure is cute though!

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

You really do very beautiful embroidery. Seems really hard to do.

Melanie said...

I dunno what your region is but those quintessentially cute (and hallucinogenic) red + white toadstools can be found in just about any temperate zone worldwide. That said, I've never seen them here in Canadia and I used to do a fair amount of mushroom hunting with my dad but I did come across a decent patch of them on the borders of a sheep pasture in Avebury UK while I was visiting there. Now you'll have me on the lookout for blue and purples ;)

Your stitching is lovely as always. I'm lovin' the gnome. He kinda looks like my mister in the morning.