I always wanted to find a way to capture my children’s handprints, but was never very good with the paint on the hands without making a big mess. So I decided to trace around their hands and embroider them on some felt. This is how it ended up. I made this for one of the children’s grand parents. I really like how it came out, will need to do for the other grandparents and for myself.
I purchased a pattern a while ago for this gorgeous portable doll dress up house. I have the item on pinterest and it’s regularly getting repinned. Here’s my version:
Tonight I started working on some home made presents for my loved ones. I’ve always wanted to make something nice for my mum, but she is a very minimalist person so I wanted to make something functional.
I embroidered on her initial and a nice flower pattern. Was a bit tricky getting all the tear away stabiliser from in between the flowers so it’s not very clean looking. But I hope she likes it. Will do one for my mother in law before Mother’s Day.
This week I started on a new project for myself. As I travel on the train to and from work I like to do some of my craft sewing embroidery stuff on there. But as I’m working on something my scissors are sliding all over the place and I keep losing threads etc. I decided it was time to make something for holding those necessary items so I made this.
I then made some pockets and connected to the inside piece. Most of them I made two pieces of felt for extra strength. The middle yellow pocket for the scissors I also ironed on interfacing to make it a bit tougher.
The section on the left I made a flap to put my needles and pins in, but it lifts up and there is another pocket underneath.
I sewed some elastic onto the inner edges of one of the main red pieces and a button onto the back of the outside felt piece
My project for this week has been an embroidered card. I really never thought I could create embroidery in a timely or pleasant looking manner, and thought doing any type of hand sewing/stitching was too difficult. But have lately recently changed my mind after doing a few projects featuring hand embroidery. I have mainly been embroidering on felt. But somewhere in my many pinterest posts I came across embroidery on card and thought it looked great. I thought it would be great for birthday cards, so here is my first attempt for my niece’s third birthday:
I recently found this book through booktopia.com, which I ordered and received very quickly. The book also comes with a CD, so you can put the images on your computer and resize etc and print out.
I selected my image from the CD and inserted and resized in Word, then printed. Next I used tear-away stabiliser and traced the image I printed.