Monday, 6 January 2014

Doodling

I've spent a happy day doodling with my sewing machine...
 
 
making patterns and letting my mind wander to ideas for other projects, other plans.... in particular a plan using this fabric and this technique... but that will be revealed another time.

 
The resulting fabric was made up into this notebook...

 
A touch of paint has been added and tomorrow it will be on it's way to a new home... to Sue, winner of my giveaway.

 
What I hadn't realised until it was finished was just how much bigger it was than the original notebook... or perhaps that one is just particularly small?

 
Hope it's useful!

18 comments:

  1. Didn't the Elizabethans do lovely fine flowery black embroidery on their linen shirts? Yours is lovely... I have no idea how you can do than on a sewing machine - but then again I've only just started using an electric machine, and that's a vintage model.

    Happy New Year!
    xx

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  2. You doodle so well on the machine!!! I'm sure the recipient will be delighted. :)
    V xxx

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  3. That is so beautiful. I am delighted and excited and very much look forward to receiving!
    It will have to be used for something special

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  4. I love that kind of stitching and wish I could do it too! That note book is fabulous! xx

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  6. Beautifully behaved doodles. I usually have a nervous twitch at just the wrong moment when I try something like that.

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  7. Your created a beautiful fabric!

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  8. Gina, when I think of doodling, I am looking for a soft lead pencil, a felt tip or rollerball or ballpoint pen. What you accomplish with a sewing machine rather amazes me.

    And then, I want to find time to give it a try myself. Are there certain fabrics that work better with this drawing with thread?

    Why is it that I cannot seem to summon up an eighth day of the week?

    xo

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  9. Fabulous notebook, Gina, it's so lovely having something special to write and sketch in, a little bit of luxury.

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  10. A lovely doodle, makes me want to go straight to my machine and start playing. True inspiration

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  11. I wonder if I tried, what my machine embroidery would look like. It's not just the idea, and the knack - but the true artist that shines so brilliantly thru your work.

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  12. You do such beautiful doodles Gina, I am sure the recipient will make it a very special book. Cheers

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  13. I really thought this was done with a pen till I looked closer! Amazing Gina! I have nominated you for an award that bloggers give amongst themselves, The Sunshine Award. See the link to my post for more info:
    http://judithlogan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/sunshine.html
    You are supposed to also nominate 11 bloggers. It is time-consuming, I know, but a lovely way of giving recognition to those we feel deserve it1 xx

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  14. I will, I really will learn to do something similar on my machine. Truly...

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  15. I love what you did here! Endless possibilities with something like this. Lucky Sue to receive such a beautiful AND useful gift. Can't wait to see what else you've been planning ;)
    Wendy x

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  16. Great notebook Gina, make lots for open studios!!

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