I stitched the label for her bag at Crafing in Public night last week.
Andrew and I go on walks a lot, and in the summer we like to stop and sit in the park for a bit. I usually stick a project in my bag for me to work on and carry a book for Andrew. But I'm always afraid I'm going to totally crumple up his book pages in my bag, so I thought I'd make a book protector. I can stick his book in it and throw that in my purse or tote and not worry about it.
Some macro photos of the before and after of adding the other diagonal of the scales.
This is where the text should go.
Snip snip snip. Tear tear tear. Picking at tiny bits of stabilizer with tweezers. It's a lot more relaxing than it sounds.
Today was a rare dry day. It feels like it's been raining for months. And I think it has been! The forecast doesn't even give us a *glimmer* of a *hope* of a rain-free day until July 31st. Ugh!
Went to the park again after work and got some more stitching done. It was HOT today, but all the sudden the sky went dark. We started towards home but we didn't beat the rain. We ended up having to duck under awnings and in door ways *three* different times to keep out of the serial deluges.
Spent some dreamy time stitching in the park yesterday. Heaven.
Today I curled up on the couch in the sun and embroidered a label for the purse. I used vintage hem facing from Michelle of Green Kitchen
I originally designed the Bad Eggs
around Easter of 2006. I did a set of four in black with embroidered designs. At the time, I thought subversive Easter eggs (traditionally-colored eggs with non-traditional imagery) would be hilarious, and I got my chance to make some when they were accepted for the Anticraft book
Look at that squirting arterial blood! I can't tell you how much I love that decapitated bunny. It warms my heart. I couldn't be happier about how it turned out. The white-on-white embroidery outlining his leg doesn't photograph well, but it looks good in person. His tail is a bunch of floss loops making a 3-D puff.
Ahhhh ... a cute chick with a taste for eyes. Chirp! The eyes filling the basket are made with a tiny sequin and a black seed bead ... and embroidered eyelashes. I do realize that if a chick was digging the eyeballs out of peoples' heads and collecting them in a basket that they wouldn't still have eyelashes, but I think that makes it all the more creepy. :) It totally oogs me out that the chick is holding an eye by the optic nerve.
The other two eggs in the Bad Eggs set are based on the original designs. One is embroidered with 360° flames and the other has evil eyes on each side in alternating warm and cool colors.
Certainly, you could make non-snarky Easter eggs with the pattern ... but why would you? ;)
This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly to use the blanket stitch to both sew two pieces of felt together and use it as an edging. There are special tips on how to go around corners, to stitch around circles, and what to do if you run out of floss in the middle. Each step is accompanied by a photo.
In this tutorial, I show you how I make my handbag labels and how you can embroider any design onto felt. Photos illustrate every step of the process.
This step-by-step tutorial explains exactly to use the whip stitch to sew two pieces of felt together. Each step is accompanied by a photo.