Friday, September 16, 2016

Eating Out Of Her Hand

 It is the smallest 3D bird I have ever stitched!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Side Two Too!

I will be back in a couple months with the front of the casket.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rethinking Color Choices

I loved the panel I embroidered on the deep red silk. I picked the red to carry over the red from the roof top on the casket front.

But I didn't like how the colors worked together on the side. They 'matched' but they didn't flow.

Using the same basic design but a different background I started over.

Much better.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Another Mountain View

There are 2 different views of the Golden Rule Mountains on the casket. This is a new view, the mountains on the side of the Prince. In front of his mountains is a grove of trees.
The mountains sit on the lower frieze of the casket.

Above the mountains is a tapered panel on the casket. I have been experimenting with Italian Wire Mesh and combining it with the silk 'Cordon' from the Frosting Club treasure box.

This is as far as I got on that panel.

The other side of the casket holds the mountain view I've shown you before. 

Again I have used the Italian Wire Mesh and Cabinet of Curiosities supplies for the background scene.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The World of Possibilities Does Not Disappoint

Adding the doors, the 'secret panel' (in white) and the 3D village scene completely changes the look of the casket interior.
More blank canvases to embroidery!
More possibilities!

And by playing in Photoshop a little more I can imagine what the lower interior might look like with the casket top closed.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Casket Progress

The inside of lower half of the casket is complete!

The bottom drawer holds my sampler, signed and dated.

Other drawers hold my tunnel scenes.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

William Progress

William's torso is done. I am still playing with the placement of the figure. 
He now has a roll of building plans in his hand.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mountain Tops

The Golden Rule Mountains have been backed with paper and cut away from the background fabric.

The straight edges will be covered with my cloud-like needlelace border. But the mountain top edges had me stumped.

Until I wrapped this beautiful new trim along the edge.

Just what the edge needed!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Embroidered Illustrations

Bubbledom is one of the destinations in The World of Possibilities. So of course it will have an embroidered panel on the outside of the casket.
But all of the different places you see on the casket exterior will have an illustrated story on the inside. 
I have already made a miniature version of my Red House Book and it fits in the upper section of the casket. It is 4 1/4" x 7". Each book will be that size. 

So these two embroideries will be in the little book describing Bubbledom.

It is a toy shop.

This is a different 'view' of Bubbledom. It is also one of the drawings I shared with you last December

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Checking the Hive

The bees are happy it is spring.

And they are already hard at work.

The beekeepers, my husband Chris and my daughter Jane.