Thursday, May 31, 2012
Fionn's Marble Bag
This of course, led to a bag for the marbles. It also allowed me to play with using a photograph for an embroidery design - something I've wanted to try for a while.
I began with a photo of Fionn kneeling in a park while playing with an iron man toy that flies into the air.
I used the outline tool in iPhoto, then printed the result and used it to trace an outline on to fabric.
I also added "Fionn's Marbles" in script using the Picassa tool, and traced the words.
I was especially pleased with the sandal!
I added a few french knot
and put the words on the back of the bag.
I used a pale green cotton which took the marker quite well and lined it with a strong dark green broadcloth I also had to hand, then filled it with the marbles.
It has proved to be a popular and useful present!