Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rabbit in the Rose Garden

I have to say that this piece was a real labor of love and I am so pleased with how it turned out. Time consuming...yes...worth it...double yes! One of my creative goals this year is to create more elaborate bases for my characters with the addition of cross stitched motifs and fancy needlework.
I am so excited about a cross stitch designing program I purchased...hoping to put it to good use this year...I was in the middle of reading this programs tutorials when I managed (what a dunce) to spill a good amount of coffee on my keyboard...LOL, the new computer is being shipped as we speak...I guess computers don't like coffee as much as I do!

"Rabbit in the Rose Garden" is part of my January Blue Bayou series. I stitched the design with Valdany variegated blue floss on white cross stitch fabric...2 over 2 threads; the pattern is an antique pattern I have modified for my own use; the two tuffets have thin tea stained chenille yarn sewn around their edges.

Last but not least...both tuffets were created with new and recycled wool fabric...and one lovely pearl button.

I still plan on having a small blog sale soon...been nursing a really bad case of tendonitis in my working arm...which is driving me bonkers...so I have been kind of slow to get things completed.

 I will leave you with these parting words...

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss 

15 comments:

Carol Stuck said...

I am truly in love with your new rabbit. And the tuffets with their intricate cross stitch pattern are the perfect finish. Beautiful work of art.

Thanks for sharing!

hugs!
Carol

Sherri Farley said...

I truly enjoy coming here to see your wonderful creations, it is obvious you put your heart and soul into the making of them. It is a joy to see such nice handwork.

Kays Kids said...

I'm so sorry about the spilt coffee. I am in a dilemma my self and have learnt a very big lesson this morning.
Do not Shade leather with copic pen always, always use your air brush. Now I need to make two more sculpted legs by starting again.
I know I won't do it again.
Hugs
Kay

softearthart said...

Oh so cool, cheers Marie

WoolenSails said...

I really love this piece and how you used the cross stitch, really sets off the rabbit so beautifully. I finally broke down and got a new computer too, amazing how much has changed since I bought one and so much nicer screens.

Debbie

Theresa said...

The new rabbit is very dapper lad indeed. I wish I could catch him in my garden. :0)

The French Bear said...

He's just as lovely as my snowshoe hare.....he came yesterday and I am still just looking at him in awe of your wonderful hands that created him!!!! I love him!!!! The cross stitched snowshoes are awesome! Your work is truly a work of art my dear!!!!! Thank you for letting me have some in my life.
Hugs,
Margaret B
xxxx

lynn said...

that rabbit is adorable.. he would look so cute with the mouse i have.. but.. alas... i was too naughty during christmas... lol so guess ill have to wait till next time.. hmmmm wonder if you like the color lavender.. :)
beautiful blog.. and i do also love the longfellow pinkeep.
stay warm.. its cold here in pa too..
big hugs
lynn l

maddyrose said...

Lovely work on this piece and the colors are beautiful.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

He´s so cute and I love the pincushion too. so beautiful

Le rat des fils said...

I love this little rabbit.
He's so beautiful.

Michelle May said...

Love him! Love him!! Too funny as I have a quilt pattern in my head about rabbits in my rose garden. As always your work makes me smile so big!!

Melissa said...

Susan, this little rabbit is adorable! I'm so pleased you are introducing cross stitch into your creations!

I hope your arm feels better soon!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I LOVE this piece! How am I ever going to get any work done while I'm drooling over your fabulous creations! You DO know that you'll be hearing from me again soon, right?
xoxo
Donna

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Oh it was worth it! I do like the old fashioned feel of the base stitching. The bunny of course is adorable too, love the tail :-}

Lorraine

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