Friday, 13 November 2009

My fairy name and embroidery download


If you go on into the (internet) woods today, you may find out your fairy name... Fairy Name Generator

Apparently, I am:

Your fairy is called Tangle Elffrost
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen during the first snow of winter.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Tangle is the operative word in relation to my appearance today! I most certainly do not look like the following damsel:
Now I am trying to experiment with creating some embroidery PDFs for the etsy shop, and who better to offer a free download to than the occasional blog reader in the hope for feedback! I have several copies of an early twentieth century embroidery magazine called 'El Consultor de los Bordados' published in Barcelona which is now out of copyright. I have scanned them and cleaned up the images to create a series of themed editions based on such things as fairy tales or geishas and so on. This free download is titled 'yesterdays children'.

Embroidery Free Edition Smitonius

I hope you like it!


rachel said...

Nice patterns.

Cheerfully (spritely) yours,

Juniper Elfdancer

Lucette said...

What a great idea. I am off to try it out.

Tania said...

I can do a slightly dodgy backstitch and a half decent blanketstitch. Other than that I am embroidery clueless (so far). But the pattern looks LOVELY! Scary - like for professionals and stuff - but LOVELY.

Desperate to suss out my fairy name...

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

....along the same lines i went to the craft store today and bought a begineers crotchet booklet. The You Tube was o.k.for getting started but I needed some more help...

by this time next year I would love to be a master at it..I can only hope....

more later,