Little mash up of my crafty contributions to Cross Stitcher Magazines as a Christmas Series of Works in 2012
Posts tagged ‘jacqui p’
Prima Magazine’s Christmas edition this month featured a colourful Homespun piece styled by Selina Lake . She mixed our paper balls with paper straws and lots of other colourful delicious pieces to create a whimsical display that also used a bike with fairy lights…
She even managed to get one of my new Christmas Cross Stitch Stockings stitched up from my Jacqui P collection which looked fab!
We are so thrilled that the press are using lots of our products and giving us plenty of inspiration for Christmas – Pearl and Earl style!
So I thought I would take the time to show you the finished item – complete with Victoria Line Blue Pom Pom trims.
Loving the London Look… getting set for yet more Capital Happenings in 2012 x
It was the hardest to do – not technically, but because I had to be really careful that the project does not breach any of the super heavy logo copyrights that the Olympics have in place….
You are not allowed to put London, Olympics and 2012 in the same sentence – or any derivative of them…(Olympix for example) .. you cannot use Olympics, you cannot use the classic 5 rings placed together (even if they are made up of flowers or something random) and you cant use the logo or the mascots specifically from the London Olympics (not that I would want to as they are not my cup of tea)… PHEW!
My favourite Olympic logos are from the 1972 Olympics in Munich, by a designer Otl Aicher (who was bizarrely killed by a lawn mower but thats another story) … and his posters and classic logos are now graphic legend.
So where to start..
Well my design is an homage to his work but using my RAY design as a background, key 5 colours from my palette which are similar to the 5 continent Olympic colours (plus pink for good measure as a nod to Londons logo)… with my own version of sporty logo peeps…
The eagle eyed amongst you will note that Cricket is not an Olympic sport! But it is quintessentially English, being pushed for the next games in 20:20 format… and I also heard it is part of the Opening Ceremony this year ..
Hope you like it … I am stitching it as I speak and it will launch on the site for the Jubilee weekend
Happy Stitching jpx
Well lordy me… SUPERSIZE STITCHES is out in the UK and US on 10th October this year and whilst promoting at the London Book Fair last month, my publishers have also secured translations into 4 other languages – Finnish, French, German and Swedish (plus a couple as yet unconfirmed)… so Bienvenue, Willkommen … and ..? Sorry my school girl linguistic skills end there. Best leave it to the experts!
.. and I have had permission to release a couple more shots of the projects from the back cover, which features 3 projects … First up… this Giant Shaped Russian Doll…
She is a supersize 50cm tall.. and there are variations in the book enabling you to stitch her in different sizes. She is one of my very favourite projects… and I hope you like it too
Well.. after the translation news, I have had permission to release a couple more shots of the projects from Supersize Stitches.
The back cover features 3 projects … including this Giant Shaped Russian Doll…