Measi always sets us a topic of discussion and for the second Full Moon of July we have the following topic:
July – It’s a blue moon today. Show us your favourite WIP that features a lot of blue!
Not too much blue going on but I do have the London Eye from Pretty Little London, so here's another look at that one:
Brooke Nolan of Brooke's Books. Here is the piece I started working on this week:
2. Have you stitched a project by this designer before?
Yes. I have completed three and have another WIP from the DUCJC which I aim to finish this year. The first two designs I completed were part of Brooke's Cake of the Month freebie series:
3. Would you buy/stitch a design by this designer again? Why/Why not?
Definitely! Here is my current WIP, Trixie the Hallowe'en Witch:
4. What made you choose this particular design/designer?
Brooke uses lovely bright cartoony colours and adds lots of details to her designs. They are mostly stitched using whole stitches only as many are designed for perforated paper. She does like to use beads and also memory thread to embellishment her designs. I am always drawn to a series of designs which is why I started the cakes in the first place. They came from her Yahoo group which I am not sure if it is still running or not. She has a FB page if you want to enquire there.
I mentioned the perforated paper earlier. Several of Brooke's designs have a 3D effect made by layering different elements of the design using separate pieces of the paper. You can also see in the cover photo of Trixie that she has used strands of thread for the broom too.
She does likes her holidays and celebrations so if you head over to her website you can see some of the varied designs she has for sale. I particularly like the Bride's Tree range and the wonderful tradition behind the designs. And the Wizard of Oz collection. And the Alice in Wonderland collection!