Well, it’s been a week – bad me! And to be honest, I haven’t been stitching much. I’ve been going to physical therapy for tendonitis in both of my hands. And rest is the main prescription, so I’m slacking on the embroidery front.
What I have been doing is working. (Get ready for the least exciting photo on the interwebs.)
Anyway, thought I’d share some of my internet finds with you since I have nothing too stitchy to offer today.
In the vein of wishing for the arrival of spring, two loveable robins by Mirjami Design.
This great sunshine softie by Handmade Romance
Stitched tag featured on Cloth, Paper, Scissors
“Mountains at dusk” by Shop Hoopla
Cool collar by One Man Trash
And, lastly, these bloomin’ amazing boats by Ann Wood
See you soon!
Italian artist Marta Fofi’s online Gallery is a treasure trove. Her pieces for the series “I am a serious woman” belie their title. Is that their point? I look at these pieces and see whimsy, fun, and playful modern patterns and colors.
More of Fofi’s textile collage as well as her drawings and other work on her website.
Sophie Standing is an artist who lives in Kenya. According to her wonderful website: “Sophie’s textile embroidered art is inspired by the flora and fauna around her in Africa and combines this with her passion for fabrics and textiles. Her one off pieces are created by appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric onto the canvas where her image is already sketched out. She then draws the details over the top of the fabric with her sewing machine using many different coloured threads.”
And, my word. These are beautiful! So incredibly intricate. Like stitched paintings.
Standing’s website has a fantastic gallery where you can see all of her animals.
Lieschen Mueller, brand of German designer Anneliese Müller, popped up in my Pinterest feed with this darling character:
The tutu! The socks, the stars! Love. The shop offers mostly children’s attire, but I of course love these dolls and patterns.
Such sweet faces.
More in the shop!
I don’t know how one goes about needle felting a bicycle and thus I stand in awe.
Creator Borbala Arvai of Bori Dolls offers characters and animals of all sorts, all of which can be described as whimsical and/or fairy-like.
Love the delicacy and the detail.
These yoga gals might be my favorites.