Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Punch Needle: Black Sheep White Sheep

I finished a new piece and will be listing it on ebay tonight.
I am having so much fun going through old sampler books and finding motifs that inspire me.
I am going to be punching a lot of new designs in the coming months and as soon as I put my computer equipment back in one place, I will work up the patterns for them. Hopefully I will stop procrastinating and punching, long enough, to get them done next week.

This one was inspired by the sheep, I loved their naive look. I just had to make a piece with them and traditional sampler motifs.
I love how this piece came out, but I will probably tweak the design some more, I think a nice border would be perfect with it.

I am not sure about other designers and crafters who create pieces for sale, but I never have any of my items for me. I always end up selling them or giving them as gifts. I do keep all the beautiful pieces made by my friends and I also have patterns from other designers that my friends give me. I always make those up for me. I have one that I made up and still need to mount, so I guess I should finish that one, so I can hang it.


Ann said...

I have the same problem with baskets that I weave. I make them and sell them or give them as gifts and then don't have one for me. When I attend basketguild, I weave only for myself, that way a couple of times a year I'm working on a basket for our house. I usually make 100-150 baskets each year to sell so I never feel like making another one for me. Why do we do this?

The punch needle is very cute, I love sheep.

Have a good weekend. ~Ann

Jacque. said...

Another fabulous design and piece of work. You ROCK!

primitivebettys said...

Another darling ditty Debbie! :) Yup, I have the same problem too... rarely do I keep my own things.

mainely stitching said...

I love this finish! It is so sweet!

Joanne said...

Really sweet sheep Debbie - you just keep turning out wonderful pieces

Penny @ Miss Pootsie's Primitives said...

Oh I really, REALLY like this one Debbie. Maybe it's the sheep. I have a big softspot for sheep. Very nice work!
I have to say... I agree w/ all of you about never seeming to keep what we make. I have made probably over 800 dolls and I have NONE of my own. I have talked my hubby into letting me keep a couple of wonderful things he has made, but I sell all of mine. All of our relatives have dolls, paintings, etc. that I made and we gave as gifts, but none for me. *sigh*

WoolenSails said...

I also get people who think my house is decorated with lots of wonderful prim creations that I make, lol. If it weren't for my prim friends sending me nice things, I would have nothing to decorate with;)