A Fairy in the Rudbeckia Garden

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There is a fairy in the rudbeckia garden. She has sparkling hair and sparkling clothes. Of course, everything she touches sparkles afterward.

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I worked on this embroidery piece over the course of a few years and just finished it. The felt appliqués were stitched unto corduroy fabric (retrieved from old pants). I chose to take the pictures in full sun as it enhances beautifully the metallic thread and the embroidery floss. The sun also increases the dimensional effect created by the ribs of the corduroy fabric.

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A Placemat for Fall

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Today, I am showing you a placemat my mother have made. She embroidered flowers and leaves unto a beautiful white fabric.

My favorite part is the sunflower. She has an excellent eye for colors and she embroidered it thickly. So sumptuous.

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This last picture shows how it looks with my pinwheel glass and fall dinnerware. Perfect for a Sunday brunch, on a sunny fall day. Don’t you think?

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Other fall projects:

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Fall Coasters

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Fallen Leaves Quilt

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Queen’s-Crown Crochet-Border Shawl

 

Fall Coasters

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The gloomy and grey month of November is here. Outside, only a few leaves remain on the trees and those on the ground are dry and brown.

But inside, I have a few maple leaves with everlasting shiny colors.

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This one is my favorite, with the beige and brown spotty fabric.

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This orange leaf is perfect to lighten a particularly dark day.

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The thread I chose for this one may be too dark…

I made those leaves with leftover cotton fabric, following a wonderful tutorial written by Lara. She shared her Maple Leaf Mug Rugs or Coasters – Tutorial & Pattern last September and as soon as I read her post I knew I would make some this fall. They were so easy to do that I was able to sew three leaves in less than one hour.

Have you made fabric leaves too?

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Other fall projects:

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Fallen Leaves Quilt

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Queen’s-Crown Crochet-Border Shawl