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  • Teeny Tiny Hot Cakes

    Happy Solstice! Happy Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy, er, Chinese New Year! I missed sharing all these things with you blog! Ah well, here’s some updates: I’ve been making more mini button badges!   What do you think? They debuted on Facebook and seem super popular! I am really enjoying pushing myself to create things of equal quality to my regular work but even smaller. It’s an interesting process too as (some of you will know) everything I do is a ‘first attempt’ (I do a lot of planning). But with the execution of buttons, it’s been a little random...

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  • Your Chance to Get NEW Mini Designs First!

    Here are the new 23mm set of 5 covered buttons, a set I call ‘Astral Bodies’ and each bears a cosmic symbol in rainbow couched variegated cotton. Clockwise from top: Ceres: The largest asteroid and the only dwarf ice-planet in the inner Solar System, orbitting between Mars and Jupiter. In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. Pallas: The second asteroid to have been discovered (after Ceres), and one of the largest in the Solar System. In Greek mythology, Pallas was one of the Gigantesses born of the blood which spilled onto...

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  • What Is Smaller Than A Mother Eagle Minature Embroidery?

    Answer? Mother Eagle MINI mini’s of course! So it has been on my mind for a while that I’d like to slightly diversify my product range to include items not only jewellery and art but also offer a more ‘affordable’ product too (I use inverted commas here as long time readers will know my stand on pricing properly and I don’t consider my work to be expensive, however £99 is not an impulse buy for most people). So after the new collection launch (which was super successful with 3 pieces selling out within the first week!) I felt the winter...

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  • New Collection Afoot!

    Finally! Hello little blog, how are you? I’m fine, and I’ve finally got a group of work to show you, hurrahs! Yes, as you can see, I have a new collection (just the one, haha) of ten pieces, including 8 completely new designs, and 4 brooches. It’s been really nice to look back on this collection and take the photos and do all those old sort-of-familiar things that I have much less time for these days. I feel really good about adding to my website and having more work out there. This collection was inspired by magical and poisonous plants...

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  • A New Friend

    Remember this guy? And his sister? They are both skipping in new pastures now, but I wanted to make another magical Hare sibling: As the ambitious work in progress that is now (laughably) titled ‘Midsummer’ collection segues into a (let’s be honest) annual collection, the prior theme of on-black poisonous miniatures lends itself rather well to my most beloved spirit animals in magical white colourways. Kind of wintery. An Arctic Hare? A Ghost Hare. These photos are not clear, as ever, but let me tell you I had the devil’s own job of differentiating on the embroidery the (clearly different...

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  • New Stag Design

    Hooray! A new design! It’s funny sometimes to look back at old work and also to sort of realise old is not so old, and then to realise how sort of quickly your technique and style can improve. Quite different aren’t they? Anyway, so I wanted the Stag design to have more of a feel of the Fox or Wolf pieces so I set about finding some vintage illustrations that could translate into miniature pendant size. The issue is with the antlers – encapsulating them but having a head large enough to show nice detail and character. I based the...

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  • Remember the Moths?

    Er, Hello? I’ve taken quite the little break from blogging, haven’t I? Not quite a whole month, but nearly. I’ll do my explaining in a mo, but first – the finished and beautifully framed Moth Trio came back from the framers and looks stunning so wanted to share some pics: I have to say the UV glass the client requested is very impressive, and makes shooting these images really easy, as virtually no reflection, and a super clear finish. Definitely worth the money to guarantee the longevity of a piece like this. As always, the specialist framer and finisher Sara...

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  • What next?

    So. What next. Being that we have just had recently had the astrological events of summer solstice (in the northern hemisphere) and a Super Moon, I thought at this mid point it would be good to take stock of where I am so far this year – Mother Eagle speaking. It’s been nice now that the weather here is warm, to be ‘free’ of any embroidery commitments, and be able to do other things, projects, pottering around the house etc. But I have to say I have missed the focus that embroidery gives me and also quite relieved to find...

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  • Embroidery completed!

    I realise I’ve been playing fast and loose with the word ‘triptych’ in relation to this piece. It’s not really a triptych is it? it’s a trio, a trilogy. Whatevs, it’s finished! It’s interesting that I thought this final Elephant Hawkmoth might not be as cool as the others with no ‘special’ techniques – just split stitch and satin stitch. ButI like it the best. The colurs are so beautiful together, the patterns, and the way these simple stitches have describes the matte and furriness of the wings and body. And it was the quickest! It’s now with my framing...

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  • Pink Elephant

    So.  Pretty! I am really enjoying this final moth in the triptych. I rarely get to use such girly colours (as much out of choice as incidence) and there’s something about the graphic simplicity and symmetry that’s pleasing. Not much progress to show you, but it’s stitching up very quickly. So far it’s all split stitch and satin stitch in variegated cotton perle. This is pretty much all the pink and purple done so all that’s left is the greeny browny. And another thing! I just wanted to do a bit of an update as far as Mother Eagle business...

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