Friday, July 11, 2008
Retro Holiday Trees - New Embroidery Files
Wow! Look what I found and purchased today. These remind me of some of the indie fabrics on etsy and at Spoonflower. If any of you have purchased those fun and funky fabrics or make them yourself and want to enhance them somehow, have me just embroider out a design onto your fabric or some coordinating one from my end, and then you can sew up your own craft or fashion. One of my favorite jobs was for a gal who is already a great sewist - my new favorite term from Pink by Post. My friend just chose her designs, chalked out the area on the fabric she wished embroidered, and I complied. Then she made up all sorts of items for her family - tote bags, makeup bags, stuff for the kitchen. It was a real joy to me to see my work enhancing another artist's work.
Interested? One can find almost any subject out there ready to be embroidered, and I have all sorts of sites to check out.
How about some of these for your designs?
The "funny bunny" looks like he is from one of those softie books so popular right now.
This pretty bluebird design was worked into the bodice of a little one's Easter dress I made a year or so ago.
My neighbor loved it and had me embroider out the design on fabric she provided, and she then made darling sundresses for her own granddaughters.
On that note, remember the embroidered buttons I made for greetingarts' button swap? I've been thinking that if you make a back-to-school jacket or jumper for your child, you might want to enhance it with some personalized buttons that coordinate with the style, like monograms, just alphabet letters and numbers, etc. One great idea always leads to another...
Check out my flickr site at mishflicks. I've started a couple of sets featuring embroidery designs I have available as well as alphabet fonts. I certainly have A MYRIAD more of designs but won't clog up flickr with everything, maybe just what is new or popular at the moment. Let me know what you are interested in finding, and I'll get back to you with some possibilities - it's endless!