Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We started with linen, I sewed the napkins, Mary printed the darling apples overnight, and then I came back to hand embroider the seeds and little running stitches. It took hours and hours because we made 8 and two cocktail napkins. Thanks to Sublime Stitching, I learned some new embroidery techniques, beyond the lazy daisy & french knots I picked up in the Modern Trousseau class with Heather Ross over the summer. Hopefully I'll be posting a photo from the magazine in a couple of months! And if so, I can take orders and fulfill them at the Charm Stitch Trunk Show this December. Woo hoo.
Please excuse the photo! It was late, available lighting, and I was in a dreadful hurry.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Originally uploaded by charm stitch
About a month ago I created one of these for Shelley's birthday. Referencing some of the directions for the pencil case in Simple Sewing with a French Twist I have made and remade these so that I have come up with my own method that avoids hand-stitching. Not bad for someone formerly afraid of anything that needed a zipper foot on her sewing machine. I hope to keep refining these so that I can put them on my Mira & Westie etsy shop, just as soon as I get my new logo.