Saturday, July 15, 2017

Another UFO finished

I embroidered this cute little handbag some time ago and finally finished it in time to send with the boys picture books to my daughter, Megan.

I used black satin fabric with metallic silver embroidery.

This is a design from A Stitch and a half and you can find the design here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Baby Books 2

The other two books I embroidered from Ellen Maurer Stroh was Baby's Toys and Baby's Zoo Book.

The patterns are offered for free, so even if you don't have an embroidery machine you can download the charts for free and embroider by hand.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Baby Books

Ever since I downloaded these beautiful Baby Books of Ellen Maurer-Stroh, I wanted to embroider them - I just had to wait for the grandchildren to arrive! 

December 2016 with Aiden already turning 3 and Nathan nearly 1, I finally started embroidering them and it took about 3 months to complete with about 20 thread changes each.

I tried to have them laminated, but they were too thick.  I then just covered them with Decifix, added an eyelet in the corner and assemble with a ribbon.

I made up a packet, added their Dad's birthday present and then had it shipped over to the UK by boat as airmail suddenly went up by 33% putting it way over my budget!

The Baby Animal book contains these 12 animals: