Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Birthday Card

It was my daughter's birthday yesterday. I always make cards for family birthdays but this year it had to be in stitch of course! The card features her 2 guinea pigs appliqued onto fabric. Cola (left) is made out of an old coat off-cut with white towelling patches and Wilbur (right) is made from a furnishing fabric sample (never throw anything away). The both had real suede ears and bead eyes and I had to learn how to master bullion knots for their feet. I got the idea for the dandelion clock from a library book I am reading at the moment (Practical Textile Techniques by Ruth Sleigh-Johnson). You could never see this scene in real life - the guinea pigs devour any plants you give them instantly! My daughter really liked the card.
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