Some day, I will really learn how to embroider

February 18, 2010 at 6:17 am 2 comments

Until then, I will pretend I know how. I had a bit of leftover cream-colored felt, and lots of embroidery floss.

I freehand drew a bird onto the felt and hand-stitched over the top. I thought it turned out pretty cute. Then I sewed on a colorful fabric back and a little piece of ribbon on top, and stuffed. It can be an ornament, a plushy toy, or sit happily on a shelf.

I need to learn proper embroidery stitches, and want to explore more of this art form. Quilting is expensive – I need to include cheap projects like this to satisfy my creative itch, too. 🙂

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Walter  |  February 18, 2010 at 7:47 am

    As long as you keep on doing, you will attain mastery. 🙂

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  • 2. Sherri  |  February 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Stitchery is a lot of fun…and yes, so much more inexpensive than quilting. I think any art form where you are creating something is very therapeutic as well! So keep stitching…and quilting!

    Reply

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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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