Saturday, 13 October 2012

I Hear Thunder.....


Whenever the 'Rainy Day 'theme came into my head
I kept hearing the Nursery Rhyme:

I hear thunder.....I hear thunder
Hark don't you? ...Hark don't you?
Pitter, patter rain drops 
Pitter, patter rain drops
I'm wet through; So are you.


To a cream fabric base I added a piece of hand dyed cotton in shades of blue and lilac.
 It has a watery effect on it but it was difficult to capture it with the camera.
 I used fabric scraps to appliqué the Wellington boots and umbrella, over which I free~machine embroidered a rain effect with iridescent machine thread,  then stitched the words in the spaces with the sewing machine.
Oh the oval stitched puddle was done before stitching on the red Wellington boots.
 A length of musical ribbon for a tie at the top to finish.
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I wanted to show you my tag for last week which wasn't finished in time.
 With my write up all done for something completely different..... then it didn't work out, hey ho!
This is a combination of something I made earlier,
  an embroidered leaf stitched on soluble fabric using machine silks and wire.
 the wire makes it bendable, so you can crumple it up like a real leaf.
I wrapped the excess wires together with brown satin ribbon to form a hanging loop and added a dangle of linen thread which was threaded with a selection of crystal beads in autumn colours.
I stitched a little dyed scrap with the word 'Autumn'.

19 comments:

  1. Both tags are wonderful (and it just started raining here!)!!

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  2. Oh my goodness the leaf is amazing and I love the rain tag too, beautiful work. x

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  3. Both brilliant tags. Lover your machine stitiched wording. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. Wow what superb machine work Yvonne! The leaf is just gorgeous and the little wellies are so cute :0)

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  5. Wow! they're amazing - I didn't know you could stitch with wire, such a beautiful effect, love it :o)

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  6. Both tags are just gorgeous! Valerie

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  7. Love your interpretation of the rhyme. The wellies are adorable. So happy you showed your leaf. The fibers make it stunning.

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  8. gorgeous projects! I am so jealous of your skills...the autumn leaf is beautiful..The leaf has such a beautiful tangy color!

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  9. Love both tags - they're gorgeous!

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  10. Gorgeous stitched tags Yvonne! I really like the colour combination in the Rainy day one. The leaf is so lifelike! Well done!
    Jane x

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  11. Both fabulous, I really should try to do more work with fabric you are an inspiration!

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  12. loving all the 'stitchery', that leaf is stunning and I really love the rainy day tag too, especially those wellies!

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  13. Awesome! Your stitchery sure makes your tags very unique. Blessings!

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  14. The leaf is stunning and I love the wellies on your rainy day tag!

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  15. Both tags are wonderful, love the wellies in the puddle, and the leaf is gorgeous.I love your stitched tags, Jane xx

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  16. Both tags are so beautifully made, great colors on the leaf.
    Anni

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  17. That leaf is gorgeous. So much detail!

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  18. WOW! two amazing tags..LOVE all the stitchery :)

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  19. Two stunning tags Yvonne. That dissolving technique is perfect for an autumn leaf.

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