July 27, 2011

A Special Gift, A Freebie & An Announcement



 "Sing" Pillow
(Click on any picture to see the details!)


The very first question that I think you'll ask is when you see this little pillow will be: "Did you make this with your new sewing machine?" The answer is, "No!" But somewhere during the creative process, I DID make the decision to purchase my new one. I kept thinking about what I could do "if only" I had more decorative stitches, and "if only" I could trim this or that with a fancier stitch.


Lately I've had a lot of ideas about translating my art to fabric, and this small art pillow is the result of one of those ideas. The central image was actually created for and used in one of my journal pages.


Now that it's safely in the hands of the Birthday Girl, I can finally share the result of one of my new artistic paths. Although my stitch patterns were limited, I'm happy with the results and am glad that I took a creative risk. Most of all, I'm happy that the recipient was very pleased with her gift.

 

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A Freebie

You're probably a bit curious about the original image, so here it is - a "freebie" for your creative pleasure. Before sewing him onto the blue and white ticking, I sized him in an image editing program and then printed him onto an ink-jet fabric. I just know that you'll have a wonderful use for him. Enjoy!

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An Announcement

I'll be taking a bit of a blog break and won't be posting anything new for the next few weeks. This will be my last post until I return on August 14th. I may pop in to pay a few visits now and then -- after all, I just can't go "cold turkey"! It will be nice to spend a few lazy summer days disconnected from the Matrix!

May your summer days be filled with creativity!
 
Credit:  Hat on bird from TumbleFishStudio, DeviantScrap.

48 comments:

happeningsonchaosranch said...

Enjoy your time away. Love the freebie, pillow and post.

Netty said...

Have a great break. Loving the pillow, great stitching and thank you for the freebie. Annette x

BLISS angels said...

Thank you for the images I love it and the pillow what a wonderful idea... hugs wendy

Sharon said...

Have a wonderful break! Your pillow is darling and thanks Terri for the freebie. Enjoy your break and see you soon.

indybev said...

Enjoy your hiatus, Terri. Well deserved. We'll miss you, and look forward to the 14th!

Janet Ghio said...

Oh Teri--he is just too cute!! And your pillow looks great. Have a fun time on your break!

Geri Centonze said...

Adorable!!! There is a lot of GREEN in this post - maybe you've been in the matrix too long - have a nice break! Hugs ♥

sharon said...

I L O V E it!!! Oh, I mean OI reeeeallly love it Terri! You are fantastic girl!
Have a great break and summer, and thanks so much for always sharing!
Hugs!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

thanks for the lovely image. the pillow you made is gorgeous! enjoy your break!

Anonymous said...

merci beaucoup ^^

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

NO, oh no. How am I going to get my daily color fix? What will I do? Guess I'll just have to wish you a wonderful mini vacation and blog break. Love that pillow and I see you have more stitches in your old machine than I have in mine. You did a fantastic job and I have you for inspiration. Again, have a wonderful blog break.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Enjoy your lazy days, though I doubt you will be lazy with your creative spirit. I can't wait to see more of what your muse brings in the fiber direction...xox Corrine

Effie said...

Fabulous stuff! I love it.

Juls said...

oooooh wow!!! Your cushion is just amazing!!! LOVE IT!!! Hugs Juls

Diane said...

Love the stitch sketching--great new art path to discover....and enjoy your time in the real world!
:)

BlueRidgeLady said...

Who would'nt love tis piece! So cool to see it in fabric! Loved the stitching! Enjoy your well deserved time off!

Heather said...

I love this pillow, and your blog is full of fun!
Enjoy your break - looking forward to more when you return!

thekathrynwheel said...

Local all your stitchiness :-) Enjoy your blog break!

*jean* said...

your pillow is super cute!! hope you have a wonderful break, terri

Kathy said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh. Love that pillow! Thank you for the spiffy graphic too.
Now, you aren't having a root canal done, are you??? hahahhaa (not really a laughing matter) Have fun. We'll be here when you get back. Kinda like the ketchup in the back of the refrigerator...just waitin'.

Cheers - Kathy

In the Light of the Moon said...

Love the pillow!!I too find myself sitting in front of the sewing machine more than ever before.I can see this path for you for sure because this pillow is wonderful!!Thank for the freebie and enjoy your time off!!Hugs,Cat

roc said...

having seen that pillow in person i can say it is flippin fabulous!! your artwork never ceases to amaze me. i will miss you while you are gone. can't wait to see you and eat some buttercream iced cupcakes! tell jay to get ready to make a run!

~*~Patty S said...

your artwork looks good everywhere/anywhere dear Terri!

the ticking makes a great backdrop for your stitched image...playing with fabric is such fun and a new machine...Enjoy * Enjoy! your stitches already look super!

enjoy being unplugged for a bit
oxo

Diana Evans said...

oh you are having so much fun with your new toy Terri!!!! how exciting...this pillow is gorgeous!!!!

kimmie said...

The pillow is gorgeous .... Your friend will love it!!!
I plan on pulling the plug in a couple of weeks too ... Enjoy your time away! We all need a break sometimes :)

Rebecca Anthony said...

This is fabulous!! I just love all your stitching!!!!!!!

Ann said...

the pillow is beautiful!! this image really looks fabulous on ticking!! thanks so much for sharing the image!! enjoy your "vacation" !

Astrid Maclean said...

Dear Terri, hope you will have a wonderful holiday (as we call it:o)
Your little pillow looks amazing and this wee boy is more than adorable, THANK YOU!!!

Sheila A. said...

Enjoy your little break. I appreciate you, and I love the
addition to the generous images
you provide for us. Thank you,
as always!

Marit said...

Enjoy your break Terri! I will be patiently waiting in front of my computer screen until I see you pop up in the digital world again! (just kidding dear,I WILL miss you though, but enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your free time!)

Lynn Richards said...

Ooooooh!! Thanks for the gift, Terri.
Enjoy your break and every minute of summer!!
xo
lynn

Lesley said...

Have a wonderful break from the rush of life. Your pillow and all the deets are fab.
Thanks for the free image. I think I can use this cute on something I have been playing with lately.
Lesley ♥

Becky F said...

Love the pillow you made, and thank you for sharing the image with us.

Enjoy your break!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What an amazing art work. Love the pillow and the stitching image is amazing! Thank you for the freebie.
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Marilyn Rock said...

Terri! I love the pillow; it's wonderful and I new you'd take to that new sewing machine in a heart beat! Enjoy your break and can't wait to see the projects you'll be working on! xxoo

lori vliegen said...

beautiful pillow.....isn't it great to use your artwork in so many different ways?!! have a wonderful break......treat yourself to some chocolate now and then (more now than then!!!). xox

Judy said...

Thank you for the freebie, I have used it for 'The 3 Muses' challenge this week!
Enjoy your break!

Lynn said...

AND it is even more beautiful in person, because you gifted it to me and it is sitting in my studio :)
I love it Terri, thanks again!

Tami Roth said...

ADORABLE, TERRI!!! I can't wait to see more of your stitching projects!!!! Thanks so much for the great image too,
hugs,
Tami

"MOI" Freubel said...

Well well, you are taking a break...how can you !!
LOL
Hopefully you don't get a "cold turkey" Terri :-)
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Needless to say that I wish you SOOOOOO MUCHHHHH joy during your absence my friend and
"CARPE DIEM" !!!
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Hugsss Rian

"MOI" Freubel said...

Me again
Just read your comment at Elizabeth (thelastdoor...)

Congrats with your "BABY'S" 33th B'day !!!!!
:)

Trudi Sissons said...

Fabulous work Terri! Can't wait to see where your sewing will take you over the next year!

Hope your visit was as best as can be expected, given the situation. I'll be looking forward to your new work this fall! AND, I haven't forgotten I owe you an email!

xo
t

Martina2801 said...

Dear Terri, thank you so much for the freebie and I love your pillow so much. Exquisitely crafted! You are so inspiring!
Have a wonderful break!
Wishes
MARTINA oxo

selma said...

Thank you for the images.

Lee said...

Love the pillow. Love the freebie!! Thanks and enjoy your break!

Taluula said...

Enjoy your break, Terri, and thank you for the freebie, and your pillow is amazing. Bravo.

Kathy McCullen said...

You are defnitely on to something here, Terri. This is so original and unique. I LOVE IT! Your style translates beautifully to fabric and I hope you will do many more of these. I've taken sort of a break from blogging this summer, as I've been trying to build a big enough inventory to get me through 2 fall festivals and my first individual show in December. Enjoy your holiday and see you (and more pillows!)when you get back.

Kym Decker said...

Dear Terri,
Congradulations on your new Etsy Shop! I am sorry to see you leave Moonlight Journey's Design Team but your SHOP will keep you very busy with all of the orders you will be filling! I have always loved your charming art style and knew that you would eventually open a store to sell all of your whimsical creations and cute little zetti's! Good luck and may God bless you in this new and exciting endeaver!

Hugs, Kym Decker

P.S.
I also used this whimsical image "Sing" to create a digital art collage that you can see on my slideshow at Creative Souls! I also gave you a "shout out" for the wonderful freebies you are to good to provide for us to use in opur art work and listed your name studio as the source!