Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bloom Where You Are Planted - The Victoria Sampler

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Design: Bloom Where You Are Planted (freebie available here)
Designer: Thea Dueck, The Victoria Sampler
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 28 count evenweave


My partner in the HoE Biscornu Exchange was Gabi, and having looked at her blog, I thought that she might like a design from The Victoria Sampler, so I chose one of the freebies and set to work.

I also liked Just Nan's way of using two different fabric colours for a biscornu. Isn't it amazing though just how different a design can look on a different background?

I used DMC threads through out, and I personalised the back with our locations and the blog name - our names were a bit too small to fill the space :o) I used beads to fill in the corners.

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This was taken with my old camera, so it's not a very good picture of the top - the flash has washed out a lot of the detail, but the none-flash photos were too blurry to use!

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Here is a close up of the back. For some reason, this photo came out fine!

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And this is the full package I sent to Gabi - I went for nice flowery things to complement the stitched piece.

I do enjoy making biscornu, and receiving them too - my next post will show the one I received!

3 comments:

Gabi said...

Absolutely lovely biscornu. And I have to know it...it's displayed in my lounge. :)
I'm loving this little biscornu.

CindyMae said...

That is gorgeous!!! I love the Biscornu, you done a fantastic job on it! Great exchange!!

Lee said...

It's fantastic, Nic! You did a lovely job on this. I'm horrible at making these, so I always appreciate it when I see a biscornu that's so well done.