Erin asked for a nursery rhyme themed block for her month in the Cocorico Bee. I have always wanted to make a spiderweb block and this seemed like a great opportunity. For awhile I was stuck on the imagery of "down the water spout." As soon as I decided to skip the water spout in the block, the rest came together.
I had initially planned to do raw edge applique for the raindrops with some dark blue fabric and then embroider the spider. But then I decided to carve stamps for them both and I'm happy with how they turned out.
The spider looks a little misshapen, but believe me when I tell you that it is hard to carve a realistic looking spider without it looking creepy. Since this block is going in a new baby's room, I opted for blobby spider vs. spooky spider.
You can see that I carved a few other stamps for an upcoming block (on the right in the photo above). If you can guess what those stamps represent, you get bonus points and a fabric scrap pack from me. Or, if there are no correct guesses by Tuesday at 5pm Maryland time, I'll pick a random commenter for the scrap pack.