Saturday, February 13, 2010

willing spring to arrive

Look everyone - it's Spring! No really, it's just a new embroidery pattern. I'm calling it "April Showers" as in "I'd like you to meet my friend, April Showers". Hey, I thought it was cute.
Anyway, here is how she came about. I was sketching ideas for one of my fellow swappers and came up with the basics of this one. Then I found out that another swap member was doing a similar design (great minds think alike you know) so I decided to go with something else (I'll be sharing that soon too). But little April kept shouting at me from the abandoned sketch pile saying "stitch me! stitch me!" She just would not be ignored. So, here she is.
Psst! Check out Aneela's great tutorial for those fill stitches!
My favorite part is that rainbow trim at the bottom of her dress but if I had to do it over again I might have chosen some different fabrics. Oh well, she may just get stitched a second time by me just for fun.
Tune in tomorrow as I will be revealing my celebrity crushes for Valentine's Day - anyone else want to play along??

16 comments:

Melody said...

Oh, so cute, I love the Scottie dog! I want to play along with celebrity crushes revealed...

comfortstitching said...

That's interesting that this was originally for me until Beth posted her sketch also with a girl with an umbrella in the rain.
What is it about me that makes you both think of rain?! ;)
I've been looking at this design and cannot fathom out whether the background has been painted blue??! Has it? It doesn't look painted at all, put me out of my puzzled misery!!!!!!! please!
p.s. I'm glad it's not just my abandoned stitchy's that talk to me from the abandoned pile!!!
I'll try and pop back tommorow to play celeb crushes too, hubby is at work all day so why not;D

A Beautiful Party said...

very cute! and i wish wish wish wish wish (wish?) that spring was here already. this sweet embroidery will do for now. ( :

smallgrapes said...

Adorable! I think it is absolutely lovely.

Corinne said...

Aneela - I think Beth and I were both browsing through your favorites for ideas - that's why I chose that theme. I contacted Jennie AFTER I had started sketching thinking it would be fine and she emailed me and said Beth was doing the same thing :) Oh well, I know Beth's is going to be adorable! Can't wait to see your crushes :)

Corinne said...

Oops- the background is a light blue fabric. I did a reverse applique on it. :)

Beth said...

Oh goodness, the pressure!!
This is amazing! I love the way you stitched it. My little umbrella girl is having some face issues, but I'm getting there!

Melissa Crowe said...

After seeing this WONDERFUL pattern, my celebrity crush is YOU. ;-)

Glenda said...

Soooooo cute, Corinne!! One of my favorite things you've done. The reverse applique is flawless, as is the stitching. Lucky swap partner!!

Celebrity crushes . . . that'll be fun :). Mine differs based on what I've been watching recently, and I have a few goodies on my list right now!

Glenda said...

By the way, thanks for the link to Aneela's blog -- I always love to find new crafting blogs!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

sooooo pretty!!!!!

comfortstitching said...

Oh my goodness!! that reverse applique is indeed flawless!!! I never would have guessed!!! amazing!

SewAmy said...

she and her little dog are so cute. I do love the rainbow stitching, I thought it was a cute little purse at first.

Camilla Fedrigotti Curti said...

Hi Corinne, I was checking all the photos included in "stitching by hand" group (flickr) and I saw your creations! I really love them! Keep in touch! Anita Camilla

Jordan said...

I love love love this! Are you going to be selling the pattern? I would love to give this a try! I am an April fool's baby, and I have a dog that is just like the little one in this pattern! It would be a great addition to the decor on my bedroom :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [03 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria