I've been making these Friesian Applique Patches for a few years now. Coming up with my designs is an interesting process. Here is the simplified version: I draw the Friesian horse silhouette. It is then digitized with special software and uploaded to my embroidery machine. The horse is added to a badge shape, words are added and colors are chosen. All the elements are combined, and then VOILA! The patches are ready to be created with a special material and backing made for appliques. I really enjoy the custom aspect of these and so do my customers. They are available on eBay (my eBay ID: fjord_and_friesian) and on my webpage (www.fullmoonfarm.us). Take a peek if you like. Thanks!
Being the holiday season, I've been working on several gift ideas. And, because I adore the Friesian horse breed, many of my creations are inspired by them. Here are two of my latest embroidered designs.
One is embroidered on a set of 2, forest green, 8" x 8" all cotton potholders. These feature a Friesian horse silhouette with the breed name circling around it. Hey, add a plate of cookies and this would make a super hostess or 'just because' gift!
The other offering is a Friesian Head within a heart shaped wreath. Little touches of silver metallic sprinkled here and there give this design a festive touch. Both of these are available on eBay at the moment, but I would happily recreate either design for you on another item of apparel.
I've been busy and thought I'd share a photo of what I've been up to. One of my favorite creative outlets is coming up with original, machine embroidery designs. Several days ago, a wonderful opportunity came along to embroider some hooded jackets for a group of riders named: "The Shire Riders". They will be participating in the 2009Tournament of Roses Parade. I hope to catch a glimpse of this great group, trotting down the parade route wearing my design. What a fun project for me!
OK, so I've entered into the world of blogging. I have resisted starting a blog until now because~ #1: I am somewhat technologically challenged (LOL) and #2: I'm a pretty busy gal. Who knows though, I may end up being here 'updating' more often than I think. I do look forward to the opportunity to share my art and designs with a larger audience.
So, with this in mind...one of the important things going on the next two months, will be my participation with A4C (ie: Art For Critters) to raise funds for several deserving charities. As a group of caring, talented, animal loving artists, we are hosting a special project this month named "Home for the Holidays".
I've selected to paint a few dogs from 'Old Dog Haven'. The little guy in the photo above is one of them. His name is Eyore. Cute fellow, isn't he? I couldn't resist painting him. Old Dog Haven is a favorite charity of mine. They rescue and re-home older canines in need. A portion of the sale of my art will go to ODH. To view my art (and other great A4C art) currently offered on eBay...do a search for ODHN, or A4C. My eBay ID is: fjord_and_friesian. Thanks so much for taking a peek!
I am an artist with a 35+ year background in commercial and fine art. My favorite subjects are animals of all kinds. I am a member of several artist's groups (ACEO groups, KATS & WHOA), but the one dearest to my heart is 'Art for Critters'. The A4C group has raised and donated thousands of dollars for a number of animal charities. Thanks for stopping by to read a bit about me!
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