Laura’s “Frost on the Pumpkin”

In this case there really is Frost on the Pumpkin:

I wanted to show you my latest finished project.   This is a door decoration for a friend of mine in assisted living.  My mission in life is to add a bit of color to her really colorless life right now.   I told her I would make her a new piece of art work for every changing season. Of course, your design is wonderful, and to give it my own touch, I glitterized it with holographic fabric paint.  Sew, in actually, there is now frost on your pumpkins!  Thanks again for everything you and Fred do.  Until next time,

Laura

 

This is a great way to showcase a wall hanging on a door.  You make one too.  A strip of fabric the color of a branch, (twisted and tied), a real branch, an artificial branch – there are lots of options.  Great job Laura.

Laura’s Poppies

Finished up your poppy design.  It’s for a friend in an extended care facility.  I know it will brighten up her rather dull days.  Fairy Frost is the background for the embroidery, and the purple batik plays with it so well!  It really brings the lavender poppy to life.  Thanks again for your great designs.  Laura

Love  the purple!  You are so right – that really sets off the whole picture.  Your friend will love having it to brighten up her space  Suz

BFC0997 Poppies with Oriental Influence

Sophie’s Tiger Jacket

Hi Suz!

I just wanted to share my progress on this design. I’m absolutely in love with it! Now that I have worked out the formatting haha. I’m so sorry, you must think I’m rather daft. I understand the formatting now, I won’t have any questions in the future.

It stitches out so beautifully without one single hitch. Not one thread break which I find incredible considering the level of detail! I’ve still got a few more things to add to the overall design but I’ve already had a lot of comments on the tiger. I haven’t made anything for myself for ages, this one is really special.

I will definitely be stocking up on more of your designs, I have a wish list as long as my arm!     Sophie

Your jacket is just beautiful Sophie.  I love the contrast of the tiger and the flowers – strength and beauty.  Suz

 

 

Laura’s Steampunk Hats

Thought you would like to see what I did with your Steampunk Hats.  My twin 12 year old twin grandsons just  moved into a new home and for the first time have their own bedrooms.So i made them each a housewarming gift.  The rust color is Fairy Frost.  I’m not sure of the brand of the map fabric. I really like how the two fabrics work together. I love how the maps go so well with the steampunk theme.  Thanks so much for your unique designs. …..Laura

You  are very welcome Laura!  You won my heart with these delightful wall hangings.  I too love the fairy frost with the map print.  It gives a very vintage, but bright look.

BFC1740 Steampunk Hats

Judy’s Embellished Lady

From Judy:

My 1st try at embroidery with embellishments. She was so much fun to do. Will definitely be doing more with different ideas

BFC1928 An Embellished Lady

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We are currently having a contest in our IO Group focusing on this design.  Judy is our first entrant!  To enter to win prizes and reward points, join our IO group https://groups.io/g/BFC-Creations 

You will find instructions for this and our other Contest, Baby Animals, in the Files section of the group.  Thanks – Suz

And thank you Judy for doing such a great first entry!!!

Alta’s Snowy Egret

From Alta:

I did this one for me!  I stitched out the nest and twigs twice.  Once directly on fabric then again on tulle so it would be dimensional.  Free motioned the tulle pieces on top of original on fabric for thickness.  Let one twig hang out at bottom!!!  Then cut out a bunch of leaves and ironed them on like you had done! Wrapped finished scene around a canvas wrapped  picture frame from Michael’s!

This is absolutely gorgeous Alta.  I love the idea of stitching the branches twice.  That method could be used for so many things.  A really beautiful picture of the Egret. Suz

BFC0686 Snowy Egret

Alta’s Art Nouveau Stained Glass

When I asked Alta if I could post her project photo, she replied:

Yes!  I would be proud to share it!  The money plant came from my garden!  Lynn, my daughter-in-law, had never seen one so I made her a bouquet!  Vase belonged to my Grandmother!  They have cathedral ceilings in their dining room so this was quite at home on that high wall! She has given me permission to have you share it!!!

I think this project looks stunning!  Alta, you did a beautiful job stitching and putting this project together and the frame you chose is perfect.  I can imagine a lot of people stopping to admire that place in your daughter-in-law’s home.

 

 

 

Laura’s Extra Special Stained Glass Sunflowers

From Laura:program. After my brain was fighting to rearrange a couple of the squares, I followed my own advice then I re-colored some of the individual pieces to blend in with the leaves and background, using fabric markers. I used Mylar film under all the squares prior to stitching and I am so pleased with the results. Thank you again for a wonderful stitching program!

 

 

BFC1889 Variegated Sunflowers Stained Glass

 

I was especially interested that laura used markers.  I’ve done this on my own things but have tended to stay away form samples for the website.  Maybe I should get a little creative!

Thanks for you sharing your beautiful project with us Laura!  Suz

Colleen’s Gorgeous Peacock

Hi Suz,  Have sewn the peacock and I am really pleased with it.  As I love silk this has been sewn on silk. I used the old method of lining up designs with the basting stitched lines directly on the silk. A few changes to thread colours also as I just used what I had here; so he’s a special ‘hybrid’ bird!

Thank you for such lovely designs.

Colleen Reed

The way  you have finished this embroidery, Colleen, makes it look so rich!  This set, done in November of 2008 was the first large design I split and put together using the BFC Method.  So many people have done our large designs successfully!  And they report the process is really easy.  Suz

BFC0683 Peacock