Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Embroidered Native American Princess

Attala

Well I actually don't know if she's a princess or not... but lets just pretend OK? Actually the reason I did this was because Rectangels theme was sort of " Cities named after women" so I thought this would be perfect
"Attala County, Mississippi: Attala is named for Attala or Atala, a fictional Native American heroine from a story by François-René de Chateaubriand."
That's what wikipedia told me! This is by far my most detailed work I've ever done. Like seriously... I am totally all about some INSTANT GRATIFICATION... But Rectangel puts a lot of effort into her work so I didn't want to dissapoint! I am actually really proud of her! Isn't she delightful? My fav has to be her hair and jewelry... the bone necklaces are wonderful and gross at the same time! She looks so hot with her big ol' cleavage bustin' through her turquoise french knot necklace! Makes me wanna do a little rain dance.... wow... (yeah I said it...)



This is my contribution to Rectangel's Tea Towel Tour 4 Towel:
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I normally am not too keen on Native American "style" shall we call it, and I LOVE to tease my best friends Native American boyfriend to no avail... I always say " You better watch what you say, I might give you SMALL POX! " and other really mean things I will keep to myself to laugh about (all in good fun of course)... but the sad part is... I have Native American blood in me! You wouldn't know it because My whiteness could blind you, WITH glasses on! But My best friends, boyfriends, brothers are really into pow wows and they dress all up in the Regalia (remember people NEVER CALL THEM COSTUMES I almost got attacked because I called it a costume) and one dances and one sings and does the drums and it is SO BEAUTIFUL! When their grandmother died they had a catholic/ traditional Native funeral and the drums and the dancing brought me to tears (also the sage burning made me shed a few as well). It was an experience to say the least and the Regalia they wear is AMAZING... All hand beaded. Something any crafter could appreciate. I wish I had pictures to show you... but here are some more of my Attala

Attala

Attala close up

What do you think of her?

Other then that... I just bought myself some wool blend felt... {swoon} it is worth $9.99/yard... I will never use rayon felt as long as I live!!! Its just ssooo yummy!! its thinner and feels so much nicer!! I can't wait to start creating with it!! I have my mind on some little Elf shoes... Other then that I just want to thank all of you for your kind words on my last post! It was such a debbie downer post !! But like I said... crafting heals my soul!!!

15 comments:

rubyredruca said...

You are so good at embroidering!

What do you do with all the ends? That's why I've given up on embroidering for now! Too many ends and too many tangles!

kittykill said...

Very nice! She looks very soulful

Brook said...

Rubyredruca- I only use 12inch threads and then I tie the ends with 2 knots right on top of each other and cut the ends as close to the knot as possible. (many people would say this is a no no... but I don't care... I need a knot!!! Even in knitting I need knots... )
Tangles happen to the best of us... trust me! I try to catch them before its too late... it might also be the floss you are using...

Sherezada said...

Wow! Just wow! She's gorgeous! You do such great work, lady. ;)

Jigsaw Youth said...

whoa, that's awesome brook!! they turned out so great! you so talented guurl

sewphie said...

Hi Brook,
She is stunning- how can you bear to part with her?! The detail is incredible- I wish we were in the same group so I could see her 'in person'.
Also, my heart goes out to you after reading your last post, I can't imagine how you must be feeling x

Katie Kutthroat said...

this is amazing brook.. seriously you never cease to amaze me!

SewAmy said...

I love it.

Kristi said...

This is so beautiful! The detail is amazing.

I am 1/16 (maybe even only 1/32) Native American, but like you, no one would ever know 'cause of my blond hair & super pale skin.

♥♥♥

craft pig said...

Looks great! The braids look awesome!

caroljean said...

Lovely princess! Those french knots look like a real beaded necklace. And I agree, wool felt is the best. Also a quick thank you for commenting on my blog.

frenzykat said...

those looks really great!

My Little Corner said...

Brook- she is AWESOME! These photos get really close so we can see the detail! You did a wonderful job.

(p.s. I'm DancingBoots on Craftster)

Dotty said...

Oh i love it, she is gorgeous!

sewitsforyou said...

wow she looks amazing. Your camera takes great up-close shots too. I have to knot too, it just makes me feel better.