Friday, December 19, 2008

the holiday sweater...

This was a first for me. I've made an illustration for Boston Globe using fabric, embroidery floss and a needle. Mr. Mac and Mr. Adobe (and his commander 'Z')  had no part in it. It was fun:)
I only regret that the actual embroidery didn't get to Boston in time to get professionally photographed. Next time I'll count in all the extra time one needs to allow for 'hand work' and customs.

17 comments:

Gaia Marfurt said...

It's really cute! I love the color of the background.
Gaia

Antoinette said...

Wow! Congratulations. I am not a holiday sweater wearer, but I might wear that one if it came in my size. :)

Paint-Me-Dioxazine said...

very cute! looks like a great issue to curl up with in front of the fireplace, hot coco in hand. =)

Jill Browning said...

Very unique! Love it!

Jenn Ski said...

It looks amazing! I miss doing embroidery, I never have time for it anymore :(

*mindi* said...

that looks SO great! Congratulations! :)

ellencrimitrent said...

HI helen,

This looks much better than what I sent you, i think its hard to get vibrant colors in newspaper. I knew when I saw it yesterday that it was yours before I opened the paper up!

heidi said...

It is so beautiful!

s a n s k u :) said...

Fun! You have the best job!

Charisa said...

very cool, I think i'd wear it!

Christina @ Pardon My Vintage said...

This is great! Well done. :-D

Chickengirl said...

that is amazing. It translate so well!

Cicada Studio said...

Well done!

maddie said...

love it!

playfulmeowz said...

WOW, I'm blown away. Guess you gave Mr Mac and Mr Adobe a break since it's Christmas (",)

Marisa and Creative Thursday said...

Congratulations Helen! You're the best! Every time I pop by, I'm so inspired ~ have I said this already a million times. And I totally missed the festive dog. I LOVE it ~
I'm thinking of you! and wishing you happy, happy holidays!

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