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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Playing with Plush


Hope you are all well and happy.If you've visited here before you will probably gather that I am great bee admirer and this often creeps into my work in many different guises.So this time I thought I'd try and make a plush Queen Bee.I have always loved dolls and plush but have only made ones as gifts and so more tailored to the recipient's taste(not always my own)

So it was lovely to have an experiment and play.She still remains legless I'm afraid so need to get on with those.As you can tell I wasn't attempting a realistic interpretation but more a 'lace tinted'view of my favourite insects. 


I used lots of different embroidery stitches that I had only used once or twice before and added 'honey' in whipped backstitch.I've always loved using metallic threads but would become so frustrated with it's fragility so finally realising that I could could keep the metallic thread on the surface of the fabric(so the thread won't break)using whipped backstitch has been a godsend.Have you got a favourite stitch or technique?I love hearing new ones.


Well overall I'm happy with my 'nearly' finished Queenie but need to work on the basic shape a bit more so hope to have some ready for Folksy soon.In the meantime I added these needle cases to my Folksy nook.Perfect for christmas gifts for you super organised souls.



Well I better take flight and get back to making.Hello to my new followers and thanks to everyone for leaving your lovely comments(especially when blogger is misbehaving)..I'm working hard at getting back to posting more frequently again so please bear with me(pretty please)
Take care

12 comments:

lilipopo said...

Your doll is just too beautiful. I love her to bits. I love the idea of dolls too, I'm slowly putting one together for my daughter. Dolls are such a lovely place to try lots of different things.

Kate x

MochiPan said...

Oh she is absolutely adorable!! I love bees too, and this is such a beautiful plush toy! So delicate!

Sam Sargeant said...

Look forward to seeing them on Folksy, I so love her.

Sam x

melissa said...

Your work is so beautiful and inspiring, it just blows me away!

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments..glad there are lots of other bee and doll lovers:)xx

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Jem said...

You'll think this is rather silly but as one of the fella's nicknames for me is 'bumblebee' I'm rather attached to them too! Plus the large buzzy ones who look like they can barely get off the ground are incredibly cute! I love the details you've stitched and always marvel at how your hand-stitching looks so beautiful as handwriting too!

Jem xXx

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thanks Jem..that's a sweet nickname and it's definitely the lovely plump bees I have a soft spot for too!xx

MitziMakes said...

She's beautiful! I love the embroidery :)

ilovedolly said...

That's the prettiest bee I ever did see! A queen amongst bees indeed - keep it up xx

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thanks Mitzi and ilovedolly:)xx

aimee said...

i love your bee its really great its soo detailed xxx