I've been bitten by the "embroidery bug" of late --- can you tell? I wanted to make something special for my daughter to give to her SS teacher for Valentines Day. When I saw this rose image I knew immediately I wanted to make something with it. The little burlap gift bag on the right is what I came up with. I copied the rose picture onto my muslin fabric using a light box and used red/green/brown embroidery thread to stitch over it.
I sewed a piece of fabric to the top of the burlap - folded it down over the top and hot glued some pearls to the sides for a handle.
Of course it needed something yummy inside so I filled it with Lindor truffles and accompanied it with the red rose on the left.
Side Note: You would figure that I wouldn't be able to remember where I printed this free rose image from --- if I find it I'll come back and link it up. If perhaps you know - leave me a comment.
Thought I'd leave you with a few embroidery links:
- Needle and Thread - free patterns
- Craft Gossip - more free patterns - lots of vintage patterns too
- Pattern Bee - free vintage patterns including redwork
- Craft and Fabric links -- this site has a wonderful list of stitches with directions for making them
This post linked to: Whipperberry Friday Flair
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