Friday, 29 July 2011

Creative Tuesdays-Ice Cream

I don't find all the themes for the Creative Tuesday challenge easy to adapt to sewing,  but I did have a few ideas for this weeks theme-ice cream.  Then a visit to the  DMC website soon made it a lot easier.  One of the links for summer embroidery was to an embroidered ice cream cone which I thought was perfect for what I wanted.

Ice cream and the seaside always seem to go together, so I to have that reflected in the fabric choices.  I used the pale blue fabric as a background for the stitching and yellow was perfect for the backing and binding, I had sea and sand.
 The little pair of flip flops were one of a set sent to me in a previous swap, and this seemed the perfect opportunity to use them.
I pieced the back using white for the centre.  This has been stiffened using iron on interfacing, and this is going to be where I shall write a message to the recipient, using a permanent pen.  It's my thank you to a friend for our holiday in a couple of weeks time.

On Tuesday and Wednesday,  if you go over to the  Creative Tuesday blog, you will see all the other entries for this weeks challenge.

17 comments:

Tudy said...

Another good job done.

Annie said...

How cute is that! The flip-flops are such a cute added touch.

Terry said...

That's so cute! I love the little flip-flops! :0)

Angela said...

Looks yummy. I want icecream now! :)

karen said...

oh this is so pretty!!

Heather said...

what a great idea! I like you happy smiling ice cream cone!

linda said...

This is so lovely and cute. Love the smiley face on the cone too.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

This is so pretty! Your hand stitching is just spot on. The flip flops are a fun touch too!

Betsy said...

Even the cone is smiling! :) Love the hearts.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

This is adorable. Such talent you have.QMM

Terrie said...

What a clever idea and so well executed. The little flip flops are so cute and the whole piece turned out beautifully!

Catherine... said...

So cute...love it..I once made an apron for my daughter and sewed seed beads to make up the ice-cream...must have been mad... :)

laurie said...

thats beautiful,, great job for sure,

Wanda said...

What a truly happy piece of artwork. You are a master with that thread and needle!!!

Love you work, and you just did a great job for the theme.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

How cute! And I love the little pink flip-flops.

Mmm said...

You know, Jane, I am always surprised when you DO make a piece work for the CT theme as it can;t be easy with stitching and so on. Anyway, great interpretation. Very darling indeed. Thank you.

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

Lovely! I love soft serve too... yum!