Monday, 10 July 2006
could be the title of this (finished woohoo!!) fabric/applique handstitched piece. I began this at the Janet Bolton workshop I went to in Bristol way back in April (it was the end of April, but thats still a long time ago I admit).
It was loosely, or perhaps not so loosely as it has turned out, based on one of Esmes drawings. well, 2 of Esmes drawings, the second pic inspired the colours and feel as well.
I kind of wanted to leave the smiley mouths off altogether, but with no mouths the people looked very menacing so, although cooler without, I decided to add the mouths right at the end. I knew that otherwise it would always freak me out and I would not be able to have it on the wall!
so, now they look like they are playing hide-and-seek or tiptoeing past sleeping babies rather than up to the house to scare those inside!!! Much better.
I am glad I took my time on this, I am pleased with how it turned out, now all I have to do is frame it. I am having mounting/framing difficulties at the moment, I can't get the frames I want. I made my husband drive us to Ikea this afternoon on a frame hunt, but they didn't have what I want in the right size, and dont even make them that size any more, sigh. I think I can get them in Habitat (for twice the cost) so that will have to do.