Saturday, 25 June 2011

To Sew a Mockingbird

I've stitched a lot of treehouses lately, amongst other things. (For the whole story about my inspiration and the making of the embroidered treehouses take a look at my post on the Crafty Muthas blog).

I wasn't totally happy with the Charley Harper inspired bird at the top of this picture, maybe too simple and stark even for me. But I want to do birds because, a) my son loves birds and b) everyone else seems to love birds so I might stand a chance of selling them. (Cynical old bird talking?) I tried doing some bird-on-a-wire type sketches but wasn't happy with how they'd translate to stitch. So I fell back on a familiar theme for my family. The Harper Lee book 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has been in our lives for...a while. I studied it for 'O' Level, my husband named his bar Atticus, our daughter is called Scout...

So yesterday I drew this little mockingbird and I'm planning to start stitching him any minute now.


3 comments:

  1. Looks like it will be a good one....by the way the embroideries look really good en masse

    Madeline x

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  2. Busy little bee...or bird. they look great Jen xxx

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  3. all looking sweet/edgy/simple/involved....you have nailed it once again missus...how do you do it?!

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