I have finished the embroider from last week because I loved doing it so much. I used back stitch for the hair as there was so much of it, stem stitch for the rest and french knots for the eyes and nose, just because I was feeling a little fancy. It is a great start for beginners as kids sketches are so forgiving. To get the outline on the fabric I used an iron-on transfer pencil to trace over the original on tracing paper and then ironed the tracing paper on to the fabric. This outline is your stitching line, it is that easy. These are the fabrics I am thinking of using for the cushion.
This it the fabric for Poppy’s quilt that was bought last year and can’t wait to get started but I am paralysed with choice as to what pattern to do. The original plan was to do the same as Caleb, but I want to do something more ‘complicated’. I have printed the outline off to colour in with pencils to see if it is going to be too much.
Thanks too for the lovely feedback on yesterday’s dress. I found a good tutorial here if you want to get shirring. It is really easy and effective. My sewing machine doesn’t like the bobbin elastic so I have to pull mine through manually, not quite so fun. A good steam iron over it when your finished tightens it all up beautifully too.
More creative stuff at Kirst’s house!