Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simple Things

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.

Here's another little gift I recently made up --- cut out a flower and stitched around it with variegated fibers... makes a cute little tag to add to gift.

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:
  1. Needle and Thread - free patterns
  2. Craft Gossip - more free patterns - lots of vintage patterns too
  3. Pattern Bee - free vintage patterns including redwork
  4. Craft and Fabric links -- this site has a wonderful list of stitches with directions for making them
There's enough there to keep us all busy for quite some time!

This post linked to: Whipperberry Friday Flair 
                              Made With Love Monday
                              Handmade Tuesdays


    Nancy McGill said...

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed it.:)

    The embroidered rose is lovely; it makes me want to get back into embroidery. I used to do a bit of freehand and a fair amount of cross-stitch, but it's been quite a while since I've stitched anything.

    Sophia said...

    Your bag turned out beautifully!!

    Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

    I absolutely love that tag! Those fibers are my favorite, so funky yet elegant at the same time. :) Thanks for joining the party.

    Pamela said...

    Love, love the gift bag. I "blew" the picture up--I didn't see theh purl handles until I did. Is the bag lined with the fabric? I want to make some. I love to embroider--a nice project for evening tiredness. :-)

    Shore Girl said...

    I've caught the "embroidery bug" from you --- that little bird you did set it all in motion! I'd never really tried it until then -- done several cross stitch things - but never embroidery. You're right - it's perfect for evening tiredness, and something simple to take along with you when you know you'll have to wait somewhere!
    To answer your question: No, the bag is not lined. I simply sewed the fabric strip on the top for some "color pop" and turned it down over the burlap edge.

    Kristen @ said...

    that is precious! I'd love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings if you have a chance :)