Well this is probably one of the more unusual requests I've had but oooo I've had fun doing it!
I was contacted by a lovely lady via my Etsy shop who wanted a portrait of a gnome.
I was pretty much given a free rein (my most favourite of all!) with just the addition of her favourite lyric from Nothing Better by The Postal Service and also to give him a kind of wistful/heartbrokeny look, which I hope I've managed to achieve...see wotcha think
So introducing with a bow...
Mr.Gnome, despite his increasing sense of abandonement, is resplendant in shades of deep bluey grey against fiery red/orange with whiffs of pink and purples and a rather spiffy orangey belt
Well and truly stitched up
Aww, see him there, all unsure of foot in his pointy-nointy hat, standing under a tiddly lantern waiting for his girlfriend...will she show or swerve?
A smattering of glass beads amongst a silky undergrowth, starting with gold and working the way through the rainbow, add extra glittery goodness...you may have noticed, I do like a bit of undergrowth!
I cannot tell you how much fun I had doing those toadstools..which are edged by the Postal Service lyric and a few tiny blue hearts (see what I did there!?)
There's also a couple of wee lanterns dotted about to help him find his way home in the dark...alone
Currently winging his way to his gnew home in the US of A...where I hope he will find the love he is looking for :)
Stayed tuned folks as there's some hot embroidery swapping action currently in progress and some spiffy Mr.XStitch blogging action to report!
Thanks for droppin' by! x;)