Thursday, May 03, 2007

a couple of weeks ago, when i went to my bellydance class at the ottoman trading company, my friend dena had several coloring pages set out with crayons for the kiddies to color. i picked this one up, and took it home. i traced it with transfer pencil and tracing paper, and made this embroidery from it.

i took out all the detail when i traced it, and then put it back somewhat with the beads and sequins. i'm not feeling like it is quite finished, something not right about the neckline...maybe more 'jewelry', and more color in the top. i like doing it like this ...finding images to make up transfers with. i might try to make one of my little 'rita/salome' that comes with my profile...i love that picture! i also have a wine bottle that has a gypsy on the label that maybe would make a kind of cool embroidery as well.

17 comments:

Mishmash ! said...

Ohh..I loved the work with beads abd sequins :)
And hey you learn belly dance ? Thats coooolllll ::)

Shn

shula said...

Oh, it's gorgeous!

carolina said...

that's soooooo cool cinderelly!

andsewtosleep said...

This is really beautiful. Beats crinoline ladies any day. Mary

Amanda Button said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! :) Wonderful work!!!!

Betty @She's Sew Pretty said...

That's pretty. You are sew talented!

jungle dream pagoda said...

Brilliant,how perfect it is!!! What will you do with it?

The Feathered Nest said...

That's amazing that you can do that! It's beautiful! How fun that you take Belly Dancing classes. It's something I've always wanted to do. I got a belly dancing dvd with these twins I think they're Dena & Mina or something like that. Anyway, that was no help, I'll have to find another one that has better, slower instructions. I haven't been able to find a class locally yet.

Katxena said...

She's gorgeous. I particularly like the way you did the hem of her dress, and the jewelry on her hand. Amazing.

ButtercupElffly said...

Hi Cindy, I love the color book pages, they make great stencils too!!! You did great!!
It did really need Sparkles... !!!
:-)
Bee

Gina said...

You have a wonderful flair and gift for just creating and putting things together! You are, indeed, blessed!

Love the embroidery! Hmmmmm. It looks fabulous! You were thinking about maybe more jewellry at the neckline..hmmmmm. Well, it looks wonderful; however, if you are not sure for the complete finish, maybe something with a bit of mother pearl; or something slightly "sparkling" that ties it all in; without taking anything away from the "look". Maybe a few more "gems" (discreet ones! LOL!) at the top!

Gina

SteamyKitchen said...

Wow, I love this! I haven't sewn since Xmas, I need to get back to embroidery and sewing stuff for the house....you are inspiring me to start again!

Bendtherulz said...

This is Indian court dancer pic...would be my guess ( from Moghul era ) add a necklace and a side tiara and I think your pic will be complete.

Check the google - type umrao Jaan and go to wall papers 2006 - you will see some reference. Let me know if this helps.

cinderelly said...

wow, there were a lot of comments on this one! thanks everyone, for your lovely comments, and a few new folks too, thanks for the visit! i did google the umaro jaan...beautiful! i loved the jewelry, and the beautiful saris!

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh wow...I totally love this!!!!

Gypsy said...

Thud! Did you hear my head hit the keyboard from shear delight that put me in an art coma????

FANTABULOUS! I so want to do one! This is beautiful! AND I of course would love to see your gypsy! : )

cinderelly said...

my two gypsies! ~ thank you! glad you like her.