watercolours and old
I have sorted the fabric for the mistletoe leaves and the tiniest of mother of pearl buttons for the white creamy berries .. that mistletoe has. The buttons in this photo are smaller than the picture looks - teeny weeny!
Robin is coming along nicely and is positioned firmly in place now on the gorgeous piece of very old linen like French paper document and I am pleased with it so far. I drew and tore out Mr fat robin from another piece of old paper and when you look at him you see the script through the light brushed watercolours.
I must tell you the woodpecker finally came back on Friday! I could not believe my eyes it was sat in
the bird table just looking around and I had to call in my husband from his office to see it too. Actually it was a lady one .. so not the same but however a wood pecker it was .. result! my mother in law told me how to determine male or female so I wonder if these two are a pair. Also she told me to pop out desiccated coconut for them they love it and I have bought some so I am going to see if they will be daily visitors from now on. One other very strange thing I still have fox gloves out in my garden and the backdrop is Autumn I must take a photo and show you, I have never known them to last this long before.
So there is a lot more work to do for this piece but I am pleased so far. The watercolour is now dry from yesterday and so it is about a little bit more detail. I will be cutting out the mistletoe leaves and hand stitching those in place and I may get to the point where the buttons will get stitched on. I am undecided as to whether to make a top hat for Mr Robin so that is a think for today... It would be out of fabric not painted. More papers to be added and some layering going on plus some of that gorgeous old green silk sari fabric as well. So you can see there is some work for me to do today.
In addition to that when I need things to dry or to just leave to look a little later on there is the matter of a Autumn sampler with little acorns to continue with - it will be framed so I am thinking of doing some old paper leaves as well to mix in with the fabric ones. I am trying to create a dancing circle of leaves and I think some old paper ones that have been lightly water coloured may look grand so I can make some of those and let them dry and then see later in the week how they will look with the little acorns as well.... In the picture above you can see the outlines of two small staring hares ! ... with a little mixing going on for Mr Hares nose... I keep all bits of paper however small and of course I could add to my jar of hearts, with paper ones as well I am thinking or indeed start a paper jar of hearts ... hmmmm!
Well that is it for me today as I really should be getting on with some of this, I am set up and ready to go so I hope you all have a fabulous day and have enjoyed your read and little look at my continuing work. All that is left to say is Happy Stitching! XX