Dienstag, 12. Mai 2015

About cross stitches

The first stitches I have ever made were at kindergarten. My Mum still has a book cover I have embroidered there. A little bit later, I got quite addicted to cross stitches. But there came the point where I didn't want to follow any patterns. That was the moment when I started "free" embroidery, about 25 years ago. But from time to time, I still do some cross stitches.

This model is from a kit. I can't even remember where and when I found it, but it's based on the work of the German illustrator Janosch. I added some finishing touches by putting the name, birth date and some borders and it became a present for a friend's baby boy.

When I came across this free pattern offered by Les Brodeuses Parisiennes, I couldn't resist, I had to stitch it for my friend Becky and her Vintage Fairy Tale Cottage. I adore her and her work.

This is the first real big one I made. I started it in maternity hospital, after having given birth to my son Jonas, who will turn 28 this summer, and I finished it right away.

This model and all the others below are from an old German magazine called Für Sie. Many years ago Für Sie published a special edition filled with patterns for babies and small kids. There were jumpers, pullovers, toys, these embroideries and much more.

This one has been been sleeping for years in a wardrobe. I also made it for my son. 

Well, and then there is always unfinished stuff, but I'll finish it once, promise...

Sonntag, 10. Mai 2015

An apple a day...

Some years ago, I found this knitted apple in a Japanese magazine.

I added some embroidery on a litte piece of fabric.

You may put in your paper handkerchief.

hatschi, achis, bless you, an apple a day, Gesundheit....

I forgot, whom I already made one.

So, if you would like to have one, please write. First come, first serve. Some orders are still on my list. Maybe there will be more of them...