Monday, February 23, 2009

Doodle Design Week 3

Hi everyone! Here is my homework for week 3 of my doodle design class with Susan Robin Sorrell.
I had so much fun with this design. I converted my new carved stamp into a design that I hand embroidered onto a piece of wool felt. I then doodled any words that came to mind which turned out to be Pug Love - Emmitt and embroidered them around the image.
I also used the satin stitch to fill in the ears, eyes and tongue this week and finished it off with a fun quilt binding that I bought on Etsy in a store call Fabric Goodies.




Here is the back. :)




and here is the finished piece hanging in my office.

I am really enjoying this class and all the little wall hangings I am making each week. I love the intuitive nature of working with doodles and that they all turn out to be pugs for me. :)

22 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

I really love what your making in this new class Melissa! I wish I could sew..... it looks like so much fun!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Furry khool!

We love the kholours!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jen said...

Very cool! I love seeing all your awesome projects! :o)

Jen

Mare said...

Oh i love that one! Emmitt's face looks beautiful! Great job!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...that is the cutest piece ever!!! you always inspire and look like you're having so much fun with these new techniques....

Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Hugs
Diana

Laura said...

Each doodle is better than the last!

Pearl said...

Oh, I love that Melissa! Emmitt is so sweet.

Nevis said...

Check out this COOL class. I'm thinking about taking it!

http://debbiehodge.squarespace.com/art-journaling-102/

Sheila said...

Sooooooo adorable! Lucky Emmitt to have such a talented human.

Diane said...

Such a talented young lady! Just adorable!!

The OP Pack said...

So talented - I am so envious. That is a beautiful, I love the back and the front. Just so pretty.

Liss said...

You're pug crazy

Pugsley said...

We love your Pug doodles and Pug art. Mom REALLY needs to shop at your online store!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I always enjoy your comments!!

XOXOXO
Pugsley

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love seeing all of your projects, Melissa! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joan said...

Hi Melissa!

Now that is REALLY cute! I like it. I love that technique! The fabric for binding and backside are very pretty, too.
Have a fun day,
Joan & Skippy

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Melissa
We love it. Looks like a perfect little quilt! Look at that Emmitt face- could it get any cuter!
So tenderly sweet0 and love the colors. And embrodry too- so much art work and made it so beautiful. Did you draw that with your eyes closed too?
love
tweedles

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Leslie Moore said...

Lucky you to have such an eminent muse to embellish with embroidery, Melissa!

Thanks for your advice and encouragement to me on the launching of my new shop. Wew! All the excitement wears me out!

Tara Ross Studios said...

your creativity is endless!

susan sorrell said...

Wow Melissa! I am so glad this class was helpful to you. ;) Your pieces turned out wonderful. Love them!!
susan
www.creativechick.com ;>

Sherry said...

As always, great doodles.

Leah said...

adorable!! love it!!