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Handmade Christmas: Embroidered Doll

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)

drawingHere is the finished product:

IMG_8210ps. she is pictured in front of Todd Oldham’s embroidery for kids book. I really like it.

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Handmade Christmas: Necklaces

This Christmas I have been bitten by the embroidery and cross stitch bug.  I whipped up a few items for some friends of mine.

handmade 3Roller derby!

handmade 2I’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.
handmade 1

Embroidery: P Headband

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?