12 posts tagged embroidery
One thing I love buying from op-shops is hand embroidered table cloths. When you think about how long it must have taken someone to embroider a whole table cloth - wow! So I feel like I’m saving something quite special. This gorgeous collar won’t take you as long to stitch as a table cloth, but it will be just as special. There’s a free template with the pattern to follow for the hand stitching - just make sure you do your stitching before you sew together your collar!
Do you love your state? I have to admit, I have seen a bit of the world and I’ll always love South Australia! Where else can you be hiking through the hills in the morning, shopping in the city at awesome bars at lunch, and enjoying dinner next to the ocean all in one day?! I love my state! If you love your state as much as me, show the world with this multi-coloured embroidery. Just Google your state and follow the directions to make your own stately masterpiece!
I love the combination of embroidery and fabric paint on these pillowcases! Because the design is just on the edges of the cases it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the patterns on the bed. If you wanted you could make these in colours to suit the linens you already have, or if you’re looking for a challenge you could use these as a jumping off point to making your own bed set!
Even if you don’t stitch, I encourage you to click through and read about the inspiration behind this sweet cross stitch - it’s inspiring and makes me want to go out and volunteer too! But also there’s this great alphabet, in some very pretty colours that I’m going to pick up next time I’m in Spotlight. Make yourself a sampler or use in your projects.
I love to share my crafts with people, but most people cringe when you mention embroidery! Well I don’t think this sweet little honeycomb pattern would make anyone cringe - it’s so easy to modify to suit the colours of your kitchen and it’s simple enough to fit into most decor. If you’re not keen on doing it on a tea-towel, how about a hand towel, a bag or even a tshirt?
Last week was pretty much blog-free because I was on a deadline to finish my dad’s birthday present - a beautiful blue and white cross stitch of The Willow Pattern. He loved it, and I was so pleased with the result. Now I’m a little bit in love with blue and white cross stitches - there is something simplistic but sweet about them. So i was immediately drawn to this lovely Dutch canal house pattern and it’s shades of blue. Of course, you can do yours in any colours you wish - let your imagination run free and make it your own!
I’ve seen pieces lik this for sale on etsy and thought - that is so amazing, there’s no way I could ever create anything like that! But after reading this tutorial, i think that maybe I could - once you have learnt how to stitch the ‘lazy daisy’, it’s quite simple. I love both these pieces and think they’d look amazing en masse!
I’m all about hand sewing at the moment so whenever I see a great project I’m all over it! I love sewing projects for friends and family and I think that my niece would love this, especially with the little felt flowers. Very sweet and girly - a perfect fit for her room!
Jelly Bean Embroidery | Wild Olive
Easter started in January this year. That’s right, next to the clearance rack with the tinsel, bon-bons and baubles were Easter eggs! Crazy. And it’s so hard - Easter is when they bring out Cadbury Creme Eggs and they are my weakness! Do they have these anywhere else? Hoo boy. Anyway, I’ve now started a healthy eating diet to loose weight, feel better, etc along with the rest of my family. It’s still nice to give gifts though, so I’ll be making some lovely little hand made items for my family instead (except for my niece - she’ll still get chocolate!) This super cute jelly bean embroidery pattern is perfect for my sister - how cute is that little one in the bottom with the frowney face?! All the sweetness, none of the calories!
Embroidered Thank You Card | Angela Osborn
When I was younger my grandmother used to send me hand embroidered cards all the time. At the time I never appreciated it (as children never really!) but I realise how much time she must have put into making those. These thank you cards are perfect for those times when you want to give something more than just a card.
Geometric Embroidered Necklace | Suddenly Found
I’ve always loved the jewelry by Maranon, and now I can make my own version! Though I doubt mine would be anywhere near as nice as the pieces by Maranon, I think I would be able to make a very pretty necklace in some summery colours.
Ferris Wheel Embroidery Pattern | Just Crafty Enough
Embroidery is such a calming pass time, I suggest it to any crafty folk out there who are looking for a project! This is a really sweet pattern too, and it’s free yo! You can go for the black or try a hot pink or sky blue. If you’re feeling adventurous or want a long term project, you could try making this A3 size! That would look awesome!