Sunday, 9 May 2010

To thrill a Hummingbird

Well I am not sure if it was thrilled but it certainly looked a lot better!!!!
Apart from needing its beak straightening, I felt that it lacked a little something.
Having been inspired by MarmaladeRose on her blog, where she has used free machining to great effect on her felted pictures and raw applique, I decided this was the answer.
I like the result. And.... following MarmaladeRose's clever idea, I am showing you the wrong side of the pic so that you can see exactly where the stitching went.










I am hoping that, tomorrow, Wipso will help me with my dumfy bird tutorial as mentioned in my previous post. We will have a fun day Monday come what may!!!!!
Thanks for popping in - and thanks for the encouraging comments - they really help!

17 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Oh wow gorgeous love the colours.
Christine x

Wipso said...

That looks really fab. Looking forward to fun time tomorrow :-) A x

BumbleVee said...

the stitching really makes a big difference.... this and the peacock are my favs....

bayou said...

Very artistic and well done, Twiglet. You are brilliant! Enjoy your Funday Monday!

Julie said...

Fabulous work - I am so in awe of your needleworks skills! Juliex

Friko said...

Encouraging comments? Any more of them and you'll be designing the next Bayeux tapestry.

文君 said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

diney said...

Just gorgeous!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Looks really fabulous! suzie xxx

mckinkle said...

Ooh its beautiful! I like seeing the reverse side too as it shows such fine detail that may not be as apparent on the front.
Ooh, just beautiful!

Keryn x

Felted House said...

The stitching really makes it into something extra special doesn't it - enhances it without the design getting lost. xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

wow that is super gorgeous I love it. What a difference that stitching has made..fab x
Helen x
I have blog candy!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I love the definition the machine stitching has given it, it's fab :)
Anne xx

Nikki-ann said...

That looks great! Even the "wrong" side has something arty about it :)

Paula Gale said...

wow - it really pops in the second picture... love it...

Paula x x x

Gez said...

Ooh Jo your humingbird is very beautiful. Looks super against the dark background.xx

Glen said...

OMGoodness....that is adorable. Thank you so much for the tut. I am wondering if this is an old skill and where it originated from. That is really something unique. TFS. ~Glen~