Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sewing Project: Hand Embroidered Doll Bedding Set
This is a gift for my goddaughter/niece who turned one a couple of weeks ago. Yeah, it's late. And needs to be ironed! The design I drew myself based on the motifs in Doodle Stitching. Just pencil on cotton. Doodle Stitching is a great book, by the way, for people like me who know how to embroider, but aren't so interested in the cross-stitched samplers we did when we were ten. No teddy bears and alphabets. I've already bought her second book of motifs to inspire more embroidery!
Notes on the project:
-while the embroidery is done the sewing actually isn't. I still have to layer the batting and sew on the back of the blanket this afternoon with my machine.
-this was fun and I could do it while watching tv and talking to others which I can't do with machine sewing.
- cost was zero. I had everything on hand for this project. Some of the floss I've actually had for 15 years. But if I'd had to pay for it, I'd guess this cost no more then $10. In time this took probably 10 hours. Maybe longer.
Verdict: Success! My daughter wants one for her dolls too. Rainbows and hearts were her request!
Upcoming Projects: Not Yet Blogged
a rundown of what I've been up to: DIY wedding dress, "Back to School Night" decor, Flower Arranging for the Incomptent, more jam labels, a dog bed solution, paper embroidery, flying pig needlework, attempting to scrapbook, make your own board game kit, Link from Zelda costume, organinzing for homework, and how to build an afterschooling program!
how to declutter after a death... and how not to do it
what do you do with all your fat clothes? Make doll clothes!