There is a little of this happening now...VERY slow stitching this is...I suspect it will be a long while in the making.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Christmas is coming and like many people, I love handmade decorations. Of course, I have my fair share of plastic (ie. small people friendly) ones, but I can probably jettison a few of them now that my girls are big enough to be a little more careful when decorating the tree. So with that in mind, I thought I'd make some that were special, OOAK, unique and customised. A Christmas decoration that is a perfect gift all by itself. These are the first, painted today. An old mother winter, with her wise face and long silver tresses, and two little tiny faery babies fast asleep in their tiny cradles, rocking gently high up in the Christmas tree. Customised with name (on front) and dates (on back) added, these two would be perfect as a gift for a new born's first Christmas. I'm still twiddling around trying to decide on details, but thought I'd 'show and tell' to see what you thought. I've done a very rough 'dummy' up in photoshop to show you how the lettering might go, though it would be hand-painted on the actual pieces. As with my other hangers, these would come in a small hand-made gift bag, and I'll probably include a little certificate of authenticity or similar. Any suggestions are welcome, including what you think would be a reasonable price...yes, I'm hand-balling that to you, my trusty followers, because it's the part I hate the most. I am NOT the fastest artist out there, each faery baby took almost an hour to paint (and the wise winter woman took almost an hour and a half...but her face was being very troublesome!), though these are the very first and hopefully I might get faster with practice!
Posted by A mermaid in the attic at 7:19 PM