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Embroidered hand prints

Published February 23, 2015 by Fi-B

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.

Hand print embroidery

Hand print embroidery

Personalised tissue holder

Published January 22, 2015 by Fi-B

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.

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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 is the website I used for instructions:

http://thecraftymummy.com/2012/08/felt-tissue-holder/

Sewing/embroidery travel case

Published January 22, 2015 by Fi-B

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.

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I started by getting two pieces of red felt, one for the inside and one for the outside. I ironed on some interfacing to both pieces. I embroidered my design on the front of the outside one.

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.

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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.

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I added a snap with a snap machine and made a double felt piece to use to keep the scissors in place.

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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

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Embroidered card for a sweet 3 year old

Published January 17, 2015 by Fi-B
Birthday card for a sweet 3 year old
Birthday card for a sweet 3 year old

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.

Embroidery book and CD

Embroidery book and CD

I also had picked up these embroidery threads from Big W to use. IMG_0788

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.