Suzanne – The inspiration for my “sun-catcher” was the Experimental Organza Practice Piece by Susan Cuss. I used my sewing machine to stitch the basic outline, and then used a hand embroidered wrapped running stitch to add texture to all the lines in the design.
Unlike Susan, I was afraid to use a soldering iron to complete my piece. Instead I cut through all layers of the organza except for the final transparent layer. In this way the sun still shines through.
Deb – Starting on the left…it’s Mouse from The Gruffalo…for Nathan’s Xmas prezzie; then the middle two are for Lucas’s birthday…Mouse from If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie and Moose from If You Gave A Moose a Muffin, his two fave books.
Then the little one on the right is Maisie Mouse, the prototype for these. She’s a tomboy mouse by default, and kinda cute! The overalls are an adaptation of a pattern by Ann Wood, but the rest of the clothes and props I made/designed myself…