Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Camper Van Swap, I made this.....

My swap partner has received her parcel and judging by her email and comment on an earlier post, she likes it. Now silly me did not take photos of everything in the parcel but this is the main item.......


The Camper Van is appliqued on. Then I used machine embroidery to highlight certain features. This took along time, longer than I thought it was going to. I used brads for the hub caps, metallic fabric for any chrome sections, added some felt flowers to give a 3d texture to it and finally some pink ricrac brad because......I liked it.

A closer look at the detail. The picture looks really good on my camera but seems a little darker here. That green is pretty bright. Anyway, what do you think? My third swap and my first vehicle!

Take care all

Keep warm, it is supposed to be quite cold tomorrow.

XX

14 comments:

Knit - R - Done said...

So cute. Great job!

Lynn said...

I love it! My very first car was a beat up '63 beetle convertible and I love it to this day! This brought back so many good memories for me!

Thanks!

Nan said...

very cute indeed!

I finally have narrowed down what I want to make for the Christmas ornament swap to 3 things now, and I also went out today and got the supplies, I better hurry up hadn't I? LOL As long as I don't look at any more ideas and just stick to one of these 3 I'll be fine! ;)

Jennie said...

Wow that is fantastic. I absolutely love it!! Well done. Your swap partner is very lucky!

April said...

that's really pretty!

April xx

Primrose Corner said...

That's amazing! Well done - hope she loves it. J.

jacquie said...

a hippy van! it's fabulous. if only it were real.

lesley said...

How fantastic is that!!! The colour and attention to detail is wonderful. No wonder your swap partner was pleased. There's nothing like a hand made gift that has had such much care and thought put into it. How lovely!! xx

Kitty said...

Brilliant! I love that camper van, and No.1 says it's 'wicked'. So there you are then! x

JuliaB said...

I LOVE IT!!! (I think it's the best one i've seen yet!)... I especially love the flowery body of the van and the silver bumpers. Lucky recipient!!
xx

wonderwoman said...

that is just fan-tast-ic - such brilliant attention to detail, its just gorgeous - anyone would be over the moon to get it!!!

xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love it!! The fabric, the embroidery, the embellishments - just gorgeous!

SummerSadie said...

amazing

Crochetoholic said...

I love it..what a wonderful job you did....I am going to take tips from you for making these..

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