Sunday, September 14, 2008
Whipping Them Out
I'm on a mission in the studio - getting out some half-finished ideas! First, isn't this owl applique darling? I embroidered it out on some thin fabric with stabilizer and some fusible interfacing underneath. I've already carefully cut around the edges, and now it's a patch. Even though one can iron it on, I think it would be wise to stitch it down with some clear thread. I'm going to put these in my shop and see how they do.
My son had a fantastic German teacher all four years of high school, and she retired at the end of this year. I've been wanting to give her a gift but wasn't sure what she would really like. When I heard she was travelling to Germany this fall, I thought the Mail Sack bag by Pink Chalk Studio would be perfect and asked her to stop by and pick out fabrics. I think it looks great embroidered with her monogram.
Next, I've been planning to make some window draft dodgers for a friend. It takes me so long to think about what to do. I saw this homespun, red and white ticking recently and bought the bolt, I think. Anyway, I bought some homespun white fabric as well and decided to embroider out the "home sweet home" sentiment, cut out a rectangle around the wording, and then applique it with a primitive sort of stitch to the draft dodger. The actual product isn't finished, so no pictures of those yet. I embroidered the panel about out in a red thread but didn't care for all the red going on with the fabric and stitching, so I just made another panel with blue for my project. I thought I would offer this 17 x 17 panel in my shop as well. This is a great example of work I can do for you to enhance your projects. Any wording, any fabric, almost any lettering, and it could be a sweet combination!