Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas crafting!

I don't very often have anything to add to this blog since I started my new 'Bilberry Lane' blog for my bears; however, I have a few things worth showing!

I love, love, Free-Motion Embroidered Applique pictures! I haven't done a great deal of it (because of the bears!) but decided to have a go at a small picture of Charlie - my sister-in-law's new (ish) puppy! Charlie is about 8-months old. He's very cheeky, naughty and of course, adorable! The first picture is of the real Charlie; and the second one of my Free-Motion Appliqued picture version. I am really pleased with how this turned out, but now I want to do more! Isn't it sweet (just like the real Charlie!).

Just in case you might be thinking I'm spoiling a Christmas surprise for my sister-in-law, it's fine, because she doesn't read my blog!

Secondly, just a quick picture of my lovely Welsh Dresser decked out a bit for Christmas. I made the card bunting using Victorian style images ......... looks nice doesn't it? Apologies that it's a bit blurry!!

And lastly; and only because he's Christmas themed, a re-worked Christmas bear. I actually made him last year, but I was never truly happy with his look, so I've fiddled a bit with him, re-done his nose and made the green Christmas hat with a rusty bell; and now I'm happier with him. There's actually very little you can do with Artist Bears to change them once they're made, but he looks better now than he did.

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas!


Christine said...

Hi Julia! Your doggie picture turned out just brilliant! I'm sure your SIL will be thrilled!
Love your Christmas bear with his hat, so very cute!
Merry Christmas to you too!

Simone said...

You are a very talented crafter and bear artist Julia! The Christmas bear is lovely in his festive colours!x