Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blackbird Peace

I've been working on a design that is driving me crazy with confetti stitching, so I took a break to make a little holiday card. This is the Blackbird Designs ornament from the 2009 JCS Ornament issue, the first I've stitched from this issue. The design is in the same style as the Blackbird ornie from the Halloween issue, and I really liked the concept. I replaced the date with a little birdie since I never know when I might use the card. Otherwise, I used the DMC colors provided as the alternative to the hand-dyed fibers. The fabric is tea-dyed Monaco.

The crocheted snowflakes come from this pattern for earrings.

The bunny's job was to hold the card down while I took the photo.



And now it's back to final third of the squint-inducing design!

15 comments:

KarenV said...

That turned out great! I've just stitched the Halloween one (very cute) and will definitely stitch this one. Did you use the recommended fabric?

Annie said...

Karen, I used tea-dyed Monaco. Thanks for the reminder to mention that. I've edited the blog post.

Wendy said...

That came out so nicely, great job!!

Erynne said...

Very sweet and good idea to replace the date...the birdie fits well!
:o)

Miss 376 said...

It's nice to have something like this to give us a break. I love the crocheted bits. Hope you have enough impetus to finish the other project now

TammyK said...

It's very cute Annie :o)

Liz said...

Great idea to replace the date - I have a box full of half finished ornaments. Of course the finished part includes the date! Don't forget to show us the confetti when it's done!

Ranae said...

OMGosh!!!! I love it! love it! love it!
Fantastic finish!
You just amaze me, girly

Annette said...

What is it lovely.

Maru Z said...

That is adorable Annie, I love your snowflakes! I wish I could crochet, so cute and the card is beautiful!

Siobhan said...

OMG Annie, that is too freakin' cute! Great job. I love the added crochet touches.

Pumpkin said...

Nicely done Annie! I like the fact that I can see some of these designs stitched up before I try them ;o)

Tammy said...

Thx for stopping by my blog! Your tags in the previous post, as well as your card are just awesome! Great stitching-love it!

nima said...

wow...beautiful card...i love your idea of using small crochet motifs to finish your card

Mylene said...

Very creative with the card. Great job!