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Sunday, 23 June 2013

June WIPocalypse


WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi of Measi's Musings.

The main focus of my WIPocalypse this year will be my "13 in '13" a list of 13 projects I want to complete in 2013, click on top tab for the list.

The only one of the 13 I stitched this month was this design Hear the Sea Call from Stitcher's Hideaway:


The chart was a prize from Riona of Oubliette, the fabric is Summer Sky by Crafty Kitten and the hand-dyed thread is from Jodyri Designs, a new company I found through FB.  They have a monthly thread subscription.  You can pay for either 5 or 10 skeins a months and after 120 skeins you will own the whole collection.  Unless she keeps dyeing more colours in which case it's a lifetime subscription!

I would have finished it but I ordered some little mother-of-pearl fishes from an Ebay shop and they took a week to get here.  I am too used to SewandSo's next day delivery!

I could have finished it yesterday but instead I made a wedding dress and a top hat and tails for a very lucky couple.  Here they are:




My cousin is getting married in August and she posted a photo on FB recently of a chocolate Gruffalo and said how much she loved him.  The toys are sold in our bookshop so I bought them and made up the little outfits on Saturday after I discovered the girls would be popping in today to see us.  The bride's outfit is made from curtain fabric samples and the groom's is some nice black felt.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Gruffalo, he is a character from a children's book by Julia Donaldson and extremely popular with young children (and soon-to-be wed women too).  Here is the Gruffalo website.
For those of you who are familiar with the Gruffalo please ignore the fact that the Bride is actually The Gruffalo's Child.  There is no mention of a Mrs Gruffalo in the books, maybe she was eaten by the Big Bad Mouse?  No-one knows but Mr. Gruffalo does his best as a Lone Parent to bring up his little girl with a healthy respect for the danger of the Deep Dark Woods, which of course she ignores as in all the best stories.


Finally, don't forget the Summer Blog Hop on the theme of "There's No Place Like Home".  Just click on the picture on the top right of the blog for more details of how to join in.

20 comments:

Vickie said...

Hi Jo! Nice colors in the stitching.
What a sweet gift for your cousin. ;)
Did you get my Summer Blog Hop picture?

Linda said...

Love the outfits Jo. You did a great job.

Linda

Anonymous said...

Hello Jo

Your wips are looking great.
Love the Gruffalo's clothes, they are brilliant!
Have a good week (:

stitcheranon said...

I love the gruffalo: the clothes are fantastic..very clever.

Jan Gartlan said...

Such a cute couple

sharine said...

They look sooo cute!

Mouse said...

love the colours for your stitching and way to go on the wedding outfits .... wasn't me I am a small !!!!good mouse hahahhah .... love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

And you said you couldn't sew!
Love the Gruffalo Bride and Groom

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice little finish!

Penny said...

Love the verse on your stitched piece. You did a beautiful job on the outfits for the bride and groom. :)

Annette-California said...

Darling sampler and the mother of pearl fishes are going to look great.
Love your whole idea for the wedding gifts:) You did great on making both the Gruffalo's wedding attire.
love Annette

Karoline said...

Love the Gruffalo's in wedding attire :) and the sampler is very sweet

Giovanna said...

The Gruffalos are just so cute!

Brigitte said...

Haha, what a great wedding couple you made. You just have to love them.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your stitching is so pretty! What a great combination of floss and fabric. The wedding couple is adorable!

Julie said...

Wowza....clever girl, such a special and unique giftie,they'll love them.

Annie said...

Your Gruffalo couple is a riot! What a clever idea. Your cousin is going to completely freak out with joy when she gets these!

Marcy said...

They make a lovely couple ;)

Steph said...

Oh i love how you have dressed your Gruffalo's!! They look amazing. And your stitch is looking very nice, lovely fabric.
xox

Topcho said...

So sweet to personlize a wedding girft like this! And I guess Mr Grufallo's kid just has the exact looks of his wife- this explains everything! :D