Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stitched Owl Eyes

 I really like the look of the Whipped Spider Wheel stitch and think it works well for owl eyes.  I did a running stitch around the wheels in dark brown and the beak is a few straight stitches.  The centres are a couple of wooden beads that I painted black. 
 My finished blue bird with yellow legs!  I was delighted that I was able to get her to stand without too much difficulty.  I used 16 gauge copper wire and wrapped them both tightly with yellow wool.  I think I'll wrap the wool with yellow thread as well.
 Received this lovely artist trading card from Linda in Peterborough, Ontario.  It is so beautifully stitched and colourful.  Thank you Linda!
4 atc's I received from a swap I was part of through the Embroiderer's Association of Canada.  All so nicely done :)

19 comments:

  1. Mesmerizing owl eyes, the stitch works well for it. The finished blue bird looks great too. Pretty ATC's.

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  2. That stitch does make wonderful owl eyes and I love your wee bird...very cute. Wow the ATC's you received are really lovely.

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  3. What a great idea for the eyes. Look forward to seeing the rest of the body....

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  4. The stitched Owl eyes are very neat and creative.. Love them. The love your finished wee birdie and the ATC are fantastic. Hugs Judy

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  5. Perfect stitch for an owl eye...Very excited to see the completed owl !

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  6. These owl eyes are wonderful. They really have a lot of life to them. Your blue bird with the yellow legs and feet is precious. Lovely stitched ATCs. Such great keepsakes of talented artists who put so much into their work. Happy Creative Hearts...

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  7. There is so much eye candy here! The owl's eyes are perfect! The yellow legs of the blue bird add such a visual punch and you are indeed lucky to have got those ATCs.

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  8. HOO HOO! Cute eyes!!! Love your stitched ATC swap cards you received! Being that my two fav colors are orange and yellow, I was drawn to that floral one!!! Very cool! I may have to try doing an embroidered ATC! Looks like just the right size for me!!! Sorry you are still in so much coldness up there! Hoping for a beautiful spring to get started for you!!!

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  9. you have shared lots with us today Jenny, as you say the whipped spider wheel works wonderfully for eyes, your blue bird looks great and the ATC`s are a collection of different techniques.

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  10. WOW, Jenny, lots of wonderful things to see! Love your birdie and the Whipped Spider Wheel Stitch is perfect for the owl's eyes. Your trading cards are also so beautiful!

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  11. Wow, I love the olw eyes and blue bird!!
    Happy weekend.
    Kisses.
    Morena

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  12. Love the owls eyes! And that little bird now looks perfect with a pair of legs!!! :) Well done x

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  13. The owls eyes are lovely you have got the colours and the use of stitches just right!

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  14. Your owly eyes are great, it would make a beautiful ATC. Love the new bird too. You're a lucky lady, receiving those pretty ATC's!

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  15. All beautiful creations !
    Hug
    Anna

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  16. You're so right about the whipped spider wheel stitch being perfect for owl eyes. And your bluebird looks great.

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