Friday, August 22, 2014

Dryad

dryad

A new custom petite Blythe is available at little dear!

dryad

This is Dryad, a tiny forest faery.

dryad


Dryad has a pretty hand painted face and body with leaves and tree bark. Her green leafy felt hair is topped with a needle felted nest and three tiny clay eggs. She has antlers made of real oak twigs which are removable. (These twigs are sturdy yet delicate, so I can't guarantee that they won't break eventually. I've included extras however, so you can replace them as needed, or just swap them out for a different look.) She comes with a tiny dress embellished with hand embroidery. Dryad also comes with a custom embroidered stand and a hand painted, keepsake tag. 
Little Dryad would love to come live with you!
Adopt her today at www.littledear.etsy.com

xo aimee


Friday, August 15, 2014

our lady

our lady

I finished a new embroidery pattern! I love how she turned out. I hope you do too. 

our lady close up

I used a lot of different stitches here, if you look closely, you'll see I mostly use Split and Back stitches for line work, Satin stitches and French Knots for spots and some Lazy Daisies and Bullion Knots for flowers. (Look here for a complete tutorial on how I create stitched flowers!)

our lady close up

I also used a Long and Short fill stitch to do the heart and flame. (Find my tutorial for that stitch right here!)

I really enjoyed working on this one, although I'm not Catholic, she is meaningful to me.
You can pick up the pattern at my shop: www.littledear.etsy.com
and stitch her up yourself. As always, I love seeing your variations on colors and stitches!
If you want to use my colors, I've just updated my Floss color palette post with some new colors (blues and yellows) I've been using.

xo aimee

Friday Funspiration: octopus

Friday Funspiration: octopus

xo aimee