Once again, it is very cold here and this is making it a great
opportunity to sew and quilt.
I have been working on some new things that I have picked up
lately. Mary, a friend from a local Guild, just introduced me to
paper embroidery. She showed me several cards that she has
made and I think that they are gorgeous!
Pinterest also has quite a selection too, as well as free
patterns you can download. I had to try my hand at making one
and this is the result.
I really didn’t like having to thread my needle constantly but when
you use a 40 wt thread, it does slip alot. Having to constantly
check the back and front to see where I had to stitch next was
a bit of a deterrent as well. Overall, though, I did like
how the card turned out and I think that I may have to make
some more. They seem to stitch up quickly so they would make
a great project when you are looking for something quick and
small to conquer.
Beside these small cards, I have been trying to continue on
with my fabric postcard collection. I am making 3 for Valentine’s
Day and this is the first one.
This card uses some felt stickers from the Dollar Store.
I placed the smaller pink heart on top of the larger red heart.
Then I stitched around it slowly and yes, the needle did gum
up a bit from the glue on the back of the sticker. I did use a
monofilament thread too so that may have caused a bit of a
problem too. After I changed that thread out, it didn’t break
anymore. There still was some gum on the needle though.
Next, I used my alphabet on my sewing machine and stitched
in the words.
The pink backgrounds on each of these cards were painted using a
soft body acrylic paint. The fabric went a little stiff and rubbery
after I painted it but I may have used too much paint on the fabric.
Isn’t it amazing what you can use for these fabric postcards? The
white flower was taken from a birthday card. I couldn’t throw it
out with this lovely flower on it. I merely ripped it off the card and
stitched it onto the pink background. How is that for fast and easy?
These are not finished yet, I still have to stitch around the edges.
Stay warm and have a good week.
5 thoughts on “What I have been up to….”
Thanks for your encouraging words.
These are beautiful! I’ve always loved the look of stitching on paper and htis gave me some more great ideas!
I am glad that I could help you out. Isn’t stitching just the greatest?
Your paper embroidery card is a winner. I also like your fabric postcards. You look like you were having fun LOL. Hope you stay warm and continue to have fun. Cheers Glenda