2 April 2012

New Zebra Plaque

Its been a busy weekend at work and at home thanks to my new fitness plan and the lovely summer weather meaning that once again I've not had much time for finishing my crafts.

I made several posts on my blog last week about my weekend trip to Longleat. If you haven't read them already please do, you can find the link to the last post here. Not only did I have a great time here I also found inspiration for a new range of plaques. I've decided to create a 'Zoo Range' and have so many ideas on paper, several half finished plaques but only one completed. There will be several more ready to show for next weekend including an elephant, a monkey and a flamingo!
The one I have completed today is the Zebra,

This plaque took much longer to paint than I thought, that edging took ages! I'm still debating whether to add a stitched edge to the border or leave it as it is, what do you think?
It's only a short post this week for Handmade Monday, please take a trip over to see what everyone else has made.
Until next time,


  1. Hi Jem. I'm a newbie on Handmade Monday and have popped in to visit. We are regular visitors to Longleat as it's not too far away. Love the zebra, I like the border as it is. Can't wait to see the elephant!

  2. I can't wait to see the others. Not sure about the edging, I think it looks good as it is.

  3. I think the edging is good as it is - lovely different plaque, would be good for a jungle themed room!

  4. I would leave the edging as is, the stitching may make it look a bit odd but love the idea of the zebra

  5. I would leave the edging as it is too Jem, I think it's lovely as it is :)

  6. Hi Jem - the zebra plaque is great and can see why it took longer. I would leave it as it is also - the edging you have just now is just perfect. Mich x

  7. A lovely plaque and looks just great without stitching. A long job, but it looks lovely. Glad you enjoyed Longleat - love to have inspiration form places we visit for our work. Hope you have a good week.

  8. Hi Jem, it is so beautiful as it is!!
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  9. Your zebra is lovely and the border is perfect as it is. I'm glad you enjoyed your outings, you got some great photo's and lots of inspiration.

    Jan x

  10. I like the edging just as it is. Can't wait to see your Flamingo!!! hugs Mrs A.


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