Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Twilight Roosting











Hi everyone,
Well I finally got the courage to cut up my felt and start doing the embroidery. It was always intended for a pair of dolls and then I just had a couple of days of misgivings!

After stitching madly for a couple of days I made these 2 up. A mother and daughter watching the birds come in to roost.

I really enjoyed making the dolls into a scene rather than in isolation. It tells more of a story and stretches me to think of a setting in which to place them.

The birds were created from leftover scraps and the trees were made from what I found in my garden. I am definitely making more trees they were great fun to do!
Am working on some more now!

14 comments:

  1. You are so clever Elizabeth. To make the felt, then the dolls , birds and the trees (what a great idea).

    You are a very talented lady!

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  2. Dear Dot
    Thankyou so much
    You do make me smile!

    E

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  3. Beautiful birds and dolls! Artfully arranged.

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  4. Hu E
    Dolls turned just beautiful
    you're just one veru clever and creative lady
    well done
    MG

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  5. I too am mainly drawn to bright saturated colors but this new twilight piece has turned out fabulous. The dolls are wonderful and I love the trees and birds combined in the setting. So sorry about your kitty passing on. I am sitting with my own 20 year old on my lap as I type at an awkward angle to accommodate her. Congratulations on your magazine pieces, well deserved!

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  6. Oh how I love these pieces. The whole thing has a beautiful magical quality probably added to by the 'moonlight' colours. Wistful and enigmatic. OOH!

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  7. Thankyou everybody for your lovely comments!

    MG StudioPanka and woolpets your words do enourage me!

    Jan - thankyou with regard to
    Basil - I went to the local cat shelter and last week - came home with nobody! They all needed a home
    sadly. Little ones and adults alike.

    Jackie I have really enjoyed your
    recent travel photos
    Happy creating everyone!

    Love Elizabeth

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  8. How delightful to see what you did with the felt. Simply stunning, as usual.
    Suzanne

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  9. These are beautiful, I love the way you combine the colours, your work's fabulous.

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  10. Love your felted dolls! Very original and lovely...

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  11. What a delightful piece! I agree that the grouping works beautifully together. Your work is just lovely...

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