My daughter sketched some drawings a few months ago that inspired me to make a gift. I had a wonderful time embroidering my version of her drawing. My vision for the doll didn’t come to fruition because I am not an accomplished doll maker or seamstress. I don’t love the way I had to finish this with a felt backing (and even though I used anti fray I am worried it is going to), but I just kept telling myself it’s a little craft and she will love it. (I hope)
Here is the finished product:
ps. she is pictured in front of Todd Oldham’s embroidery for kids book. I really like it.
This Christmas I have been bitten by the embroidery and cross stitch bug. I whipped up a few items for some friends of mine.
I’m most excited about this one. My friend’s dog died this past year and It thought it would be nice if I paid tribute somehow. I worked really hard on this and I think I did a great job (if I do say so myself.) Carrie thinks so too.
One day while googling EMBROIDERY images. What, you don’t do that? I saw this image, and was inspired to make a headband for Pickle using the same concept.
So I did. I started by backstitching the shape of the P, then I added french knots around that backstitching before cutting it out. I then added french knots as I saw fit, and voila!
Great tutorial ay?