The top photo is an embroidered piece by luckdragon. You can see the photo that inspired her piece and a closeup of her piece at the Craftster link. Her process for making the scarf embroidered piece was this:
I outlined the main parts of the photo with sharpie. Then I traced the scarf part onto 14 count Aida and cross stitched the scarf. I was going to use one of those cross stitch chart programs, but then I decided to just wing it. Once the scarf was done, I cut it out and put some glue around the edges from the back to prevent fraying. Then I traced the rest of the picture onto plain fabric and just used straight stitches for the outline. Glasses are of black felt. Tacked the glasses in place then tacked on the scarf.
Here are more exquisite embroidery pieces by Izziyana Suhaimi below:
Match items from nature, like shells and rocks, with quotes or words that have meaning to you or loved ones.
Christine, from A Mermaid’s Tale, picked a quote from Maggie Barratt’s At the water’s edge:
Spending summers by the sea, we learn to live by the tide instead of the clock. We decorate our tables and ledges with beach treasures and live well in sparsely furnished cottages, rich in spirit and happy to have no distractions but the sea outside the window; and each time we look out to sea, we rest a little deeper, grow a little stronger, sleep a little more soundly.
Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life. Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life.
Totally forgot to share this, but yooo check out this pine needle basket I made a couple months ago! I’m going to start experimenting with using wild vines and invasive plants as an alternative fiber for baskets. Anyone have any suggestions?