Sometimes you find inspiration in unusual places! This little fellow was spotted outside by my office mate who brought it to my desk. She knew I wouldn’t be able to resist taking photos. I’m not sure any of us anticipated I’d try to coordinate it with fabric, but the moth was cooperative – so I had to try!
After spending time with my new friend, I felt inspired to find moth themed embroidery designs. Here’s what I found….
I always enjoy browsing the Urban Threads website. Click here to view the details on the Death’s-Head Hawkmoth design.
Kreations by Kara also has an interesting design.
Imagine striking black and orange colors for this design from Embroidery Library!
This design from Embroidery Online reminds me of my last moments photographing the moth outside. It started flapping its wings and then came at me. I screamed for my life before it flew away. It’s probably safer to stitch the design than to try to photograph a large, eager to escape, moth!
Where do you find your inspiration?
Here’s your assignment this week:
In what ways does nature give you inspiration?. We’ll pick a random winner here next Wednesday. If we pick your name, we’ll set you up with a $20 Designs in Machine Embroidery gift card!
The winner of the last assignment answered the following question:
Pop over to My Fabric Designs and enter the contest. While you’re there, browse in the fabrics (click on Shop) and tell me what fabric you’d like to win. We’ll pick a random winner here next Wednesday. If we pick your name, we’ll ship you one yard of the fabric you mentioned in your comment.
The winner is:
Laurel D: “What fun is this!!!???? Had to forward the news on to my sister who is a dedicated quilter (and a confessed fabric hoarder ). Can’t wait to try to create my own fabric — thanks for bringing this option to our attention … if I were to win, I’d choose the Happy Pigs to make something special for my best friend (of over 45 years) who loves pigs and is fighting cancer — what happiness that fabric could bring!”