Heather loves owls. We both also like calavera (Day of the Dead skulls/sugar skulls). They are just so pretty to me--can't explain it.
So I decided to combine the two for Heather's Christmas gift! I hope that one day next week I can get the pattern together to put up on my Etsy site...when I do, I'll be sure to post the info here...
The finished product--framed in the embroidery hoop. There is a great tutorial from Polka and Bloom here. (I won't show you the back of mine--I didn't quite have the knack of it...nor did I use the hoop as a template for the backing...so it's not so pretty as it should be *grin* But the tutorial is indeed awesome).
I used a split stitch to outline the owl, in red. There are some lazy daisy stitches, french knots, and of course old faithful--the back-stitch.
Close up of le eye ball *grin*
And a close up of le belly flower.
I really, really, really did want to keep this one for myself...so I guess one day I'll have to make one for my wall. Until then, I supposed I shall just have to admire the pictures I took of it.
Stay tuned for info on my Etsy shop. (I've yet to post anything for sale, and I've had it for, oh, about 8 months now?!?)
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