Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Memory Lane

I was going through some old pics and found a couple of projects I really enjoyed making over the last couple of years...

                               Hand Embroidered Felt Bird   





This bird was hand stitched out of wool felt and then hand embroidered with lazy daisies using two strands of embroidery floss. The bird is constructed using a blanket stitch.

I used an Echino fabric for the underside.








The pattern for these birds is available free from Spool. It is super simple to cut and stitch, and can be used to make mobiles and other lovely crafty items. I made quite a few and scattered them around the house, sitting them on shelves and giving them as gifts.







Colorful Lap Quilt
                                                                                     







I made this quilt for my little girl, I wanted her to always feel wrapped in my love. It has alternating log cabin squares, with solid squares. I added the owl applique and a couple of flowers for fun.




It is hand quilted with embroidery floss. Some of the floss has started to fray. Next time I will use a perle cotton.




Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fish Cushion


I found a wonderful plush fish pattern in a vintage 1970's Better Homes and Gardens craft book. I knew it was going to be tedious, but I had to try it. Each scale had to be cut sewn stuffed and embroidered. The finished product was gorgeous!