January 16, 2014

Beautiful key chains from Portugal

Olá! Today I'll continue on last week's Portuguese blog, cesto da roupa, from the hands of Isabel Jardim. And this week I tried to learn a little bit more about Isabel's relationship with embroidery...

Like many of you (I believe...), Isabel's first stitches were at school, embroidering perforated cards.
Her love for embroidery is an old love. And for a long time she embroidered and sold many, many commemorative (birthday, marriage...) cross stitch works.

Winter look...
She likes to see motifs gaining color and volume. Often she does not use a pattern, especially with floral motifs - Isabel embroiders freely, until the whole piece looks balanced and harmonious... and she certainly has a gift for creating charming flowers!

In blue...

As the photos of last week show, she believes that a small embroidered detail makes a piece of work really unique!

Pastel...
I decided to keep these photos for last, since I'm completely crazy about them... These key chains won my attention when I saw them in a craft fair and I decided that I had to show them here...

So delicate...

I was not expecting it to be so difficult to choose the photos... I like each and every one of them...

Red, red, red...

Green and pink...

Do you know what Isabel's family name, Jardim, means in Portuguese? It means "Garden"... and that's what this post looks like!!!

3 comments:

  1. anastasia anezinisJanuary 17, 2014 at 4:08 AM

    these are Very nice!!!I want to make too!!!
    thanks for a great idea!
    hugs

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  2. I love the key "chains", what a lovely idea :-)

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  3. I wouldn't have been able to choose either!!! I'm new to your blog and joined as a GFC follower! This year will find me playing and learning about stitches...so your blog will be inspiring to follow! Val from myplvl.blosgspot.com

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