Monday, January 26, 2009

Doodles Design Class - Week 1




Melanie and I are having a great time in our online 6 week Doodles Design class with Susan Sorrell.

The assignment this week was to doodle on paper and transfer the design(s) to tissue paper. Then we pinned the tissue paper to fabric and embroidered the design. When you all done stitching, you rip away the paper and Volia!



I started with two different doodles. The first one I did with marker and the second with india ink.

I took elements from both and traced them onto the tissue paper.



The designs had a dog and bunny look to them and I smiled when I saw this piece of fabric I had that has dogs and bunnies all over it. ~ I had to use it as the canvas.


The design kind of looked like a mat to me so I sewed in one of my recent doodle paintings. I finished the edges with the quilt binding I used in my journal class and backed it with prequilted fabric.


I love how it turned out and here it is hanging in my office.



Here is Melanie's wonderful design! She stitched hers on a block of wool and used a blanket stitch around to finish it.
I cannot wait to see what we do in week 2!

25 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

That's a great project Melissa! Very cool!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I absolutely LOVE the one on purple. This is a fabulous piece!!

You are always coming up with great ideas. You are so diverse. I am so glad to have met you.

Rachel said...

They are both great! Your fabric choice is perfect for your doodles!

So, I cannot for the life of me find that recipe I was going to email you for dog treats. I'm kind of upset, since I used to make it all the time...I think I lost it in our move last year. Anyways, I got a whole recipe book for dog treats this Christmas, once I test some out, I'll send you some of my favorites.
Happy Monday!

Sherry said...

Well these are just simply amazing. I haven't hand embroidered in years, tried 3 weeks ago to do just some cherry stems and it was a disaster.

Mare said...

Both designs are just awesome! I love how you are always challenging yourself to come up with something fresh and new! You GO girls! :)

Sunny said...

These are both too cute! I'm going to have to try this, what a fun project.

Pearl said...

Hi Melissa! What a CUTE doodle you did! You and Melissa are so creative!

I LOVE that a picture of Emmy-pants on your bulletin board! The close-up one where he looks like he is SMILING!!

Karine said...

So much fun, Melissa! Are you embroidering by hand, or did you use your sewing machine?

Laura said...

Oh my gosh - this is waaaaaay more than a doodle class - how beautiful! I would get the doodle part down okay and then have to leave - LOL!

Leah said...

oooo, i love it!!

Lex said...

What a neat idea!!
They both turned out beautifully.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...what fun!!! you sure have a wonderful and full creative life...I love seeing all the cool things you're up to...

thanks for sharing!!!

Hugs
Diana

Nicole said...

Very Cute!

Sheila said...

How talented are YOU!. So wonderful to be able to spread Pug Happiness in so many different mediums!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Wow!


Yet again!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Genie Sea said...

OH! So pretty and fun! :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love your piece - I think this is a great class, and you're probably doing really well in it!

Liz said...

I love both doodle pieces. Sounds like a really great class with lots of fun things ahead of you.

Frances Louise said...

That is some pretty neat doodling! Did you hand-stitch that?

In the summer, the sun will set at about 10pm -- we are farther south than most of Alaska so we don't have the 24 hours of daylight that people here about.

Liss said...

Those are cute

Rebecca said...

Very nice girl!

The OP Pack said...

Oh, to just have the time to try to do this - it looks like so much fun. ONe more think to add to my wish list of fun things to do.

The Devil Dog said...

OMG that is a great idea. That is so cool. That class is really neat. Great job, the both of you.

Roxy

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, imagine how cute a whole doodle quilt would be for your bed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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