Friday, February 4, 2011

Gnome sweet gnome

Finished!

Yup, there it is, I actually finished it - a pillowcase based on two of the cute free designs from the Lark Doodle Stitchalong. Yes, I know it is way cheesy, the phrase "gnome sweet gnome" but I couldn't help myself. :)



Here's a closeup of the tree stump-house. This was pretty much my first time experimenting with fill-stitches, and I like it - it adds a little bit of texture, so that the whole design is not just flat colored outlines.

My only regret is that one of the hoops I used was dirty on the inside, so there's a tiny faint ring of dirt around my gnome. :( Oh well, maybe with enough washes it'll come out.

Now, I'll be getting ready for the first stitchalong I'll be doing on Feeling Stitchy this month.... Meet me there later if you're interested! :)

11 comments:

lacer said...

Oh that's sweet! My son would love it if I made a pillow case like that for him, if I didn't take it for my own first!

Cristy said...

The fill stitches look great. Did you do long and short?

My 1st Bambina! said...

Beautiful stitching! I'm specially fond of how you stitched the stump house... too cute!!!

Libby said...

OH How I Love this!!! I love embroidered pillowcases and this is just so sweet!!!

Rachel said...

You've done very well with the filling there - and there are loads more stitches to play with!

devorageller said...

This is so cute! A tip for removing stains on finished embroidery: I use a generous mix of warm water, vinegar, and baking soda, and immerse the stain for several minutes. Usually it lifts right out, but if not, will usually come out with a few scrubs from a toothbrush.

jen said...

I really love how this looks. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

beadgirl said...

Cute! So will you be watching Gnomeo and Juliet when it comes out? ;>

snugglebugs said...

Too, too cute! I *love* it!!! Thank you so much for sharing - now I have (another) new project to tackle once we move and get settled in :)

whimzeerealm said...

Ugh, too adorable- it makes me want my very own house made out of a stump to live in!!

Gumbo Lily said...

I adore this project! I may have to make something similar for my grandgirls.
You inspire!

Jody