May I present you the 3rd piece of our underwater creatures series for our mother-daughter-project Adventures in crossing stitches. This set contains the turtle, jellyfish and world domination octopus.
Underwater creatures III
- cross stitch
Recently I have been working on a project with my mother. She is a gifted embroiderer and has made some beautiful motifs in cross stitch over the last years to make gifts from. Around christmas we got the idea, that it would be a shame to let these gorgeous patterns sit in storage for years to come and decided to make digital patterns out of them.
My mother has a different style than me, but we share our love for bold colors and playful motifs. We also love adventures and travel so I picked the name "Adventures in crossing stitches". For me exploring the textile world is like an adventure and for my mother it is very adventurous to publish her ideas.
So the first series in our collaboration are these colorful underwater world creatures.
Back in 2009 I did some scetches I originally wanted to lino-print. I wanted to create a small series of ABC - animals like "carl loves cabbage", "bodo loves boats" and so on. I printed carl the cabbage eater and realized I didn't like lino print that much and the scetches were tucked away in my big folder of unrealized projects.
Some time ago I ran through that folder and found these little treasures, decided to give them a try again and stitched 2 of them up. The patterns are available in my shops from today.
There are still some fellows in my scetchbook and I can't wait to show you!