Showing posts with label embroidery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label embroidery. Show all posts

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inkling: embroidery cards

Have you ever embroidered on paper? I made some new cards embroidering on cardstock.

I’m not sure if I used the proper technique but here’s the process I used.

I found a piece of clip art that I liked and printed it out. I taped the clipart to my cardstock using painter’s tape. I poked holes through the clipart and cardstock with a needle and then removed the clipart and tape. I then stitched using the holes I created.
These make great special occasion cards but I think they would also look nice framed for a child’s room.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sew and Tell: vintage button display

I’ve been thinking about how to display some of my vintage buttons and decided to use embroidery hoops for frames. I grouped the buttons into color categories.

Brown buttons on grey flannel

White and cream buttons on beige feed sack cloth

Green buttons on white cotton

Each button is so unique and I love the detail on them.

Now my vintage buttons can be displayed and enjoyed instead of being tucked away. 

This project is linked at the following:

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Lovely Crafty Home

And other link parties that I participate can be found here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sew and Tell: embroidered coasters

If you saw my post on my Thanksgiving napkin rings, you may recall I made two types and couldn’t decide which ones to use. I finally made a decision to go with the more casual berry napkin rings.

Now that I can solve life’s major dilemmas like napkin rings, I can move forward. Next up for my Thanksgiving table… coasters.

I used the same casual beige cotton, cut out squares and embroidered a simple acorn on one corner. Then, I simply sewed two squares together with cotton batting in between.  

It's starting to all come together, napkin rings, coasters and my fall centerpiece.

My embroidery skills are a bit rusty and I only know a few basic stitches. For some true inspiration, check out this embroidery piece I found.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Sew and Tell: home ec and my tomato pincushion

I’ve had the same tomato pincushion since high school home ec - which by the way, is no longer taught at my high school. The home ec room was turned into a computer lab some time ago. I can count myself as one of the lucky few who left high school knowing how to make a wrap skirt and a tote bag.

Anyway, I was way overdue for a new pincushion. Here it is...or here they are.

I used 100% grey wool, sewed the edges in a blanket stitch and added a button.

I hope my home ec teacher approves.