Saturday, June 28, 2008

curly bird and q.b. owls




Happy Saturday. Last weekend, my dear mother-in-law gave me her ENTIRE (unused) collection of tapestry threads (SCORE!!!) so...I sat with a piece of linen and, stealing time here and there, made these embroideries. The first one is two birds, for my daughter. The baby bird has curly hair and the more plain mother does not. Like us.

The second little thread sketch is actually an ode to the brilliance of the artist/writer Quentin Blake and his book "Mister Magnolia". (We have recently ordered from the library ALL available Quentin Blake kids' books.) Mister Magnolia lives with owls. Here are two.


I have not decided what to do with these birds -- any thoughts?

6 comments:

Jodie said...

They are so cute and Mister Magnolia is one of my favourite books.
Maybe you could leave them in a hoop and hang them on the wall.

ella kelly said...

Thanks so much, Jodie. Great idea. I am keen to do more...and perhaps send one to Mister Blake himself.

Anonymous said...

i love these guys. nicely done.
what about on a cloth kids book-mark? i used to love
those bookmarks when i was kid.

- alice from LA

ella kelly said...

Alice, that is a sweet idea. I could use some interfacing to line it and put linen on the back, too. And embroider a name on it...and...mmmm...

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ayumills said...

Your embroidery is really cute!! I love the owls! How about making a drawstring bag or notebook covers or something with these?!
(sorry by the way that I had to delete my comment once just because I was signed in with my boyfriend's account - didn't notice it!)