Friday, January 18, 2013

A Little Embroidery

In the past, I've dabble in different needle arts, mostly cross stitch and embroidery.  Recently, I helped out a fellow blogger by testing out an embroidery pattern.  This made me catch the embroidery bug again.  Recently, I moved my daughter into her own room and we need to get both the boys' and her room decorated.  The boys room is going to be an outer space theme and I want her room to be somewhat shabby chic and very girly.

I decided that, since I've been bitten by the embroidery bug, I would embroider some things for both the boys' room and for my daughter's room.  I found some planets online that I can embroider as well as spaceships and other outer space themed pictures!  For my daughter's room, I found some fairies that I plan to embroider.  For the boys' room, I plan to put the embroidered pictures into painted picture frames.  For my daughter's room, I plan to make distressed frames to put the fairies in.  It's pretty exciting to start decorating.  After getting these embroidery projects competed, I will start working on quilts (as long as my back is better and I can sit at a sewing machine).  Then I need to decide if I am going to make a twin quilt or just a crib size  or a little bigger that they can lay over the top of their bed.  I'm leaning towards the twin size, but I'm not sure yet.

This is the first fairy I am working on for my daughter's room.  All three fairies are going to be completed in single color variegated embroidery floss.

Fairy in yellow variegated embroidery floss!

I am also going to embroider initials to hand in their rooms too.  The boys's letters will be very masculine while my daughter's will be very feminine, just like the kids are.


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